Celebration of Scholarly Works


The Celebration of Scholarly Works highlights the efforts of EWU students, both graduate and undergraduate, who have created informative research or capstone project posters under the guidance of their faculty mentors, platform presentations and other scholarly works. The event also features research posters created by EWU faculty, many of which have been created for national and international conferences. The 2023 Celebration of Scholarly Works will be held at the Catalyst Building on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

In 2022, $3,500 in total prize money was awarded in ten different categories – such as community impact, undergraduate and graduate scholarly work, faculty research as well as interprofessional education, practice, or research.

View the 2022 Abstracts:

2022 Celebration of Scholarly Works Abstracts

Visit the SRCWS webpage for information about the EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium on the Cheney campus.



Celebration of Scholarly Works Entry Form

Abstract Submission: You may copy and paste your abstract below. Otherwise, submit your abstract to chsph@ewu.edu by February 28, 2023.

Contact for questions or more info: Amy Shadd (ashadd@ewu.edu) 509.828.1384

What’s an abstract and why do I need one?

The “What”:

Unlike what the term “abstract” implies, an abstract is not abstract at all–it is a concise, academic paragraph that describes your scholarly project. Some examples can be found here.

According to Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, an abstract should include:

  • Why the work was done (the basic problem), the specific purpose or objective, and the scope of the work if that is relevant
  • How the work was done, the test methods, means of investigation, materials used (arts)
  • What was found—the results, conclusions, recommendations, or the intended impression or reasoning behind the piece (arts)

This is true for both creative works and research.

The “Why”:

For academic projects, abstracts serve as a way to tell your reader what to expect in your project.

Since there are so many projects showcased at academic conferences, like the Celebration of Scholarly Works, an attendee needs to choose the ones they are most interested in because it is often impossible to visit all the presentations. Abstracts serve as a way to inform attendees what your project is about, so they know which oral and poster presentations they want to listen to and see.

Given that your abstract is the first impression of your project someone will encounter, you might feel tempted to make your abstract like a “cliffhanger,” but an abstract should be academic, professional in tone, and should not leave the reader “hanging”–rather, it should be forthright about the scope of your project, including findings and conclusions.

Need help writing your abstract, practicing your oral presentation, creating your poster, or any other related issue? Please make an appointment at the Writers’ Center!

Save the Date

The 2023 Celebration of Scholarly Works is March 21, 2023

Catalyst Building
601 E Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.
South Landing of the University District Gateway Bridge

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