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Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Welcome to SURCA

SURCA 2016 will be on March 28 in the CUB Ballrooms!

Surca abstracts will be due on Feb. 22, 2016

Last call for judges will be March 11, 2016


SURCA is the only WSU-wide event featuring the faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduates from all majors, grades, and campuses—work that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to a discipline. It is a symposium hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, which is part of the Office of Undergraduate Education. SURCA thanks its sponsors, without whom this event could not take place.

SURCA 2015 was held on Monday, March 30. Thank you to the participating students, mentors, judges, and sponsors that helped make this the largest SURCA yet! The list of award winners for SURCA 2015 is now available.

Recent News

WSU names 51 undergraduates top researchers at largest SURCA annual competition

April 9, 2015—The 2015 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) at Washington State University broke many records on March 30, in terms of participation, number of awards, number of winners, sponsoring donors, and attendance. With topics ranging from ocelot latrines to the role of vitamin A in spermatogonia, and from apparel websites to commuting rural nurses, 189 students from four campuses plus WSU Extension registered to display posters in eight categories on their research, scholarship, and creative activities at the fourth annual event. Judges’ scores resulted in 44 awards being presented to 51 winners—the most in SURCA history. More>>

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