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Undergraduate Research Week

This year, the week of April 9, 2018, is Undergraduate Research Week.  On November 16, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011, as "Undergraduate Research Week." Since that time, CUR has designated a week in April each year as "Undergraduate Research Week."

Campus and Local Events

To submit your event, please send by March 30, 2018, a two- or three-sentence statement of the event(s); your campus logo; a link to the press release, website, or video; and/or a photograph to urw@cur.org.
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Aquinas_Logo_StackedThe 10th annual Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium at Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI), will be held on April 25, 2018. This poster session features over 50 undergraduate researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines. Students' projects are featured on our website.
CNU_20logoChristopher Newport University holds a day-long student research conference. Paideia is Saturday, April 14, 2018, with two plenary talks and student presentations throughout the day.
cuw-logo-500x264-500x264Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia University-Ann Arbor will celebrate Undergraduate Research Week with a series of events including; A Poster Forum celebrating the work of UGR grant funded projects and SURF awardees, a “drop-in” tour of labs, studios, and research resource sites, and a luncheon speaker (past president of CUR) focused on engaging faculty in undergraduate research.
EasternThis annual event will showcase student research and creative activity undertaken within the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Professional Studies. Parents, friends, alumni, corporate representatives, as well as faculty and staff from graduate and professional schools attend this event. We invite you to join us and learn more about the scholarly work that our students do. This year’s event will take place Friday, April 13th from 8 to 4pm.
KennessawKennesaw State University’s 23rd Annual Symposium of Student Scholars will be held on April 19, 2018. Over 400 students will present their research as posters, oral presentations, and performances. Co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Club and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Symposium of Student Scholars is an event to showcase student scholarship conducted at KSU during the past academic year. 
MSUM_Symbol_ColorMinnesota State University Moorhead will host the First Annual Lab Crawl during National Undergraduate Research Week. More than a dozen labs on campus will hold open house hours to showcase our faculty-mentored undergraduate research. We are inviting students, faculty, and community members to tour during the week. Working with our Center for Geospatial Studies, we have created an interactive, online map of campus that shows lab locations and information. Crawl participants can also collect “stamps” from each lab that will enter them into a drawing for prizes to be given away at our Student Academic Conference.
nku_logoOur Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity is about showcasing the scholarly work of our students. At Celebration, undergraduate and graduate students present their research, artistic or creative projects through posters and oral presentations, or through interactive demonstrations, performances, or exhibits. Celebration provides important recognition and acknowledgement of the excellent work and accomplishments of our students and their faculty.
RiceThe first annual Inquiry Week@Rice will celebrate undergraduate research, design, and creative work with daily events, including: Thank Your Mentor, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice Undergraduate Journals and Java, Humanities Showcase of Research and Creative Work, Social Sciences Research Showcase, Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Session, Natural Sciences Lightning Talks, Shepherd Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal.
SU-ColorThis April 2018, Salisbury University celebrates 20 years of our all-campus conference, the SU Student Research Conference, which features presentations, posters, and performances from at least 300 student researchers from across the disciplines. This year during Research Week, 37 SU students will present at NCUR 2018 in Oklahoma City. In addition, our new College of Health and Human Services hosts its first student research conference on April 6, and SU hosts it Admitted Students Day on April 7 to welcome our incoming scholars. Our Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity has an inaugural Undergraduate Research Fellows program, featuring advanced student researchers who serve as ambassadors, speak to classes, host events, and represent the best of student research possibilities
Siena_Only_LogoSiena College will be holding our 22nd annual Academic Celebration on April 27, 2018. Close to 150 students from across the college representing a diverse set of disciplines will present their work to their peers, professors, and the community as posters and oral presentations. Inductions into honor societies and announcement of college-wide awards round out the day. 
CharThe College of Charleston will hold its 30th annual Undergraduate Research Poster Session.  Over 120 posters will be presented showcasing projects in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, geology, GIS, mathematics, neuroscience and physics.


UAH_logoResearch Horizons Day and Research Week at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is a campus wide celebration held in conjunction with the individual College Honors Convocations to recognize and promote the research and creative work of students at the university.
UofStTThe University of St. Thomas is recognizing Undergraduate Research Week by hosting a student research poster display in the library rotunda, which highlights select work from multiple disciplines over the last year as well as awards and funding students have received. The display is a taste of Inquiry at UST, the campus’s semiannual student research poster sessions for students from all disciplines. UST is also hosting an informal networking event, called Open Office, for interested students to meet faculty and experienced student researchers. Individual departments are also encouraged to post current research accomplishments and opportunities for majors in their locations throughout the week.
VIU_20ReverseThis year, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting its sixth annual CREATE Conference in Nanaimo, British Columbia. CREATE is an opportunity for students to showcase their major research and projects through posters, displays, artwork, performances, and presentations for other students and community members to enjoy. This is designed to advance the profile of student research and scholarship, to spark interest and "research curiosity," and to enable networking and the exchange of ideas. The event is being held April 11-12, 2018, as part of VIU's first annual Research Week.