WOU's 16th annual Academic Excellence Showcase
Creativity & Resilience

WOU’s 2022 Academic Excellence Showcase (AES) is scheduled on May 26, 2022, Thursday, to celebrate students’ accomplishment and scholarships. We are coming back to an in-person event this year, and the theme is “Creativity and Resilience”. The presidential plenary talk will take place at the pacific room, 9-10 am, at Werner Student Center.

Submissions to Academic Excellence Showcase (AES) 2022 are now open!


There are three types of presentation: presentation, poster or performance.

Deadline: May 1, 2022

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Submit a request for a special event, or presentation/poster session.

Deadline: May 1, 2022

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Submission instructions may be found under the “For Students” tab to the left.

Guide to creating an Academic Poster for AES: https://research.wou.edu/academicposters

Meet the AES Planning Committee

Comprising faculty and staff from across campus and chaired by the PURE coordinator, the AES Planning Committee is dedicated to the event’s success. In order to ensure the highest level of participation, the group includes faculty volunteers, representing academic disciplines across campus, to serve as session chairs. Please consider joining us in our celebration of student scholarly excellence!

Stewart Baker

Stewart Baker: Digital Commons administrator; technical support

Chrys Burcham

Chrys Burcham: Office of Disability Services

Camila Gabaldon

Camila Gabaldon: Technical engineer and support

Xiaopeng Gong

Xiaopeng Gong: AES Coordinator; PURE Director

Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood: Facilities scheduling manager

Stacey Rainey

Stacey Rainey: Office of Disability Services

Lisa Catto

Nathan Sauer: Equipment systems specialist

Lisa Catto

Denise Visuano: Director of publications and creative services

Timothy Wallen

Timothy Wallen: Facilities Services

Curious what an AES looks like? Watch the video to see last year’s event.


Academic Excellence Showcase

(503) 838-9500 | or e-mail: pure@wou.edu