Date: The next Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum will be held April 12, 2024, at the Rhatigan Student Center.

Program: View a sample program: 2023 URCAF Program.

Tentative Event Schedule:

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.    Student Registration

                                  Judge Orientation

9:30 – 1:00 p.m.    Poster Presentations

      • Applied Sciences
      • Natural Sciences & Engineering
      • Social Sciences & Humanities

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch, RSC

      • One meal ticket is provided to each presenter and judge. Tickets can be redeemed at Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, and Freddy’s. 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.    URCAF Awards Ceremony


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 29, 2024. URCAF abstracts should be submitted by the deadline posted. Please keep in mind that the abstracts can describe research in progress, not necessarily research that is completed at the time of abstract submission.

Eligibility: All undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible to participate either individually or as a team. Undergraduate research and creative activity must be completed during the summer 2023, fall 2023, or spring 2024 semesters.

Requirements: Students must submit an abstract (see abstract instructions). Student presentations may include material that has been or will be presented elsewhere. Students are responsible for providing and transporting any necessary equipment and/or materials needed for their presentation.

Poster Presentation Options: Poster presentation categories are divided into three separate competitive groupings: humanities & social sciences, natural sciences & engineering, and applied sciences. Students from all six colleges are encouraged to present. More information is found here.

Concurrent high school students are encouraged to submit their research for presentation and should follow the abstract submission instructions to apply. 


  • The winning entries in each category will receive an award in the amount of $250. Second-place finishers will receive an award in the amount of $100.