Student Research and Scholarship Conference- Student FAQs

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference or proposal process, contact Nancy Hutchins, Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, at

Q. I don't know how to prepare for a conference. Is there a place I can go for guidance?
A. Yes. The library staff will host drop-in research sessions where you can get your questions answered. You may also make an individual appointment with a librarian.

Q. I am in the middle of a research project. Can I still participate in the conference?
A. Yes! A poster presentation or roundtable discussion can be an excellent way to present a work in progress or share thoughts on your work with peers.

Q. I completed a project for a class last semester. Can I submit a proposal to present that work?
A. Yes! We encourage students to showcase research accomplishments from the entire academic year.

Q. What does the proposal review process look like?
A. Proposals will be checked for completeness and judged in accordance with a rubric designed by the planning committee.

Q. When will I know if I've been accepted to present at the conference?
A. Decisions on proposals will be sent to students in advance of the conference.

Q. I am a Wheelock student abroad (for example, Singapore or Barbados), how can I participate in the conference?
A. Wheelock students from across the globe are welcome and encouraged to participate. Students that would like to participate from abroad may have arrangements made to either present via Skype or videotaped presentation.

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