Scholars Week returns in-person with new category featuring faculty-student collaborative work

Scholars Week, an annual celebration showcasing the best research and creative work by WWU students, returns to in-person events in 2022, including a new category highlighting collaborations by faculty and their students.

This year’s Scholars Showcase features the return of the Poster Session — the centerpiece event held in Carver Gym on Wednesday, May 18 — highlighting outstanding scholarly research and creative works by graduate and undergraduate students across a wide range of disciplines, programs and departments.

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) graduate student presentations, to be held Thursday, May 19 in SMATE library, features three-minute talks designed to explain discipline-specific research to an unfamiliar audience.

Scholars Week 2022 marks the launch of new presentation category, Faculty/Student Group Collaborations, featuring collaborations involving research, creative work or other academic projects stemming from field work, lab work or some other collaborative setting or arrangement. These will be held in various classrooms in Carver on May 18.

Associate Professor Maria McLeod, Scholars Week Planning Committee chair, said the committee was enthusiastic about the return to in-person events, while pleased to retain a virtual gallery that allows an opportunity to extend the viewing audience, as well as the capacity to incorporate multimedia presentation elements.

“With the new presentation category, featuring faculty/student collaborations, the return of in-person events, and retaining our virtual galley, there are many opportunities to present,” McLeod said. “It’s set to be our best year yet, and I think the campus is ready to celebrate our return.”

Scholars week events will be held in person and online May 16 through May 20, including activities and events hosted by colleges, departments and programs throughout the university. To register to participate, go to For more information about Scholars Week, contact

Explore the Scholars Week schedule online.