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apeiron logoWashburn students from all disciplines are invited to participate in the Washburn University Apeiron, an event that will allow students to showcase their research, scholarship, creative activities, and community engagement activities in a setting similar to a professional meeting. Any type of presentation used in a professional setting, such as a poster presentation, an oral presentation, an exhibition, or a performance, will be acceptable.

The Apeiron includes a keynote address and oral, poster, and performing arts sessions. During the oral presentation session, multiple concurrent oral presentations will take place using as many different modes of presentation as necessary. During the poster presentation session, all poster presentations will take place. Following the event, students will be honored at a reception to which their mentors, families and the public are invited.

Each department establishes its own criteria by which to screen students’ submissions. The only general criteria are:

  • The work must demonstrate scholarship, creativity and originality.
  • The work must be superior to that of a typical term paper or class project and at a level suitable for presentation at a professional forum in your field.
  • A faculty mentor must oversee each project, presentation, or performance.

Many of the projects are completed as one of the Washburn Transformational Experiences.

Additional information regarding presentations can be obtained by visiting the Presentation Information web page. Current Washburn University graduate and undergraduate students and recent (previous semester) graduates are eligible to participate in the Apeiron.

If you are interested in participating in the Apeiron, please visit the Registration Information web page where you and your faculty mentor can see what information is required. Once you and your mentor have worked through the Sample Registration Form, you will need to submit the information to the online Registration Form (available on the student tab of your MyWashburn account in mid-February).

Download the 2018 Apeiron Program