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 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The event is free and open to the public to attend all day, with a special awards reception starting at 4 p.m. Register to attend the awards reception below.

Awards Reception RSVP

This year, more than $3,500 in total prize money may be awarded in prizes ranging from $250 – $500. Prizes will be awarded in categories such as Interprofessional Impact, Education Impact, Community Engagement, Critically Appraised Topics, Faculty Research, Undergraduate Scholarly Work, Graduate Scholarly Work, and Work in Progress. Additional awards include the President’s/Provost’s Award, the Dean’s Award, and Faculty Choice award. New this year, students who attend the event will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite work and the winner will receive the Student’s Choice Award.

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

The CHSPH Celebration of Scholarly Works entry form is now closed. Please contact Ann Wetmore at awetmore@ewu.edu to submit your entry.

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

The event is free and open to the public

Schedule of Events

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Posters and projects on display with oral presentations throughout the day
  • 4-5 p.m.  Awards reception (RSVP below)

Awards Reception RSVP

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

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