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What is Apeiron?

Washburn students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to participate in the Washburn University Apeiron, an event that allows students to showcase original 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, is acceptable.

A student plays a tuba during a performance for Apeiron.

How is the day of Apeiron organized?

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

Friday, April 22, 2022

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at the Memorial Union, Washburn A&B Lobby
  • 10 a.m. Poster set up begins at Washburn A
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fine Arts Presentations at Carole Chapel
  • 1-3 p.m. Oral Presentations in Henderson Learning Resources Center
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Thomas Fox Averill, professor emeritus of English, presents the Last Lecture at Washburn B, Memorial Union
  • 3:45-5 p.m. Poster Session and Reception, Memorial Union, Washburn A

Download the full program (PDF)

How do I know if my work is a good fit?

Each academic 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 found on the Presentation Information webpage. Current Washburn University graduate and undergraduate students and recent (previous semester) graduates are eligible to participate in the Apeiron.

Registration for next year opens in spring

Please visit the Registration Information 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). The registration deadline will be soon after spring break 2023.


Mark your calendar

Apeiron XX is April 22, 2022

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