Date: The next Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum will be held on virtually on April 9, 2021.

The event schedule (all virtual) 

  • Presentations will be judged from 8:00am-12:00pm
  • 2:00-2:30pm Awards Presentation (participants can access a ZOOM link through URCAF)

Deadline: URCAF abstracts should be submitted by Friday, March 26, 2021, and poster and oral presentations should be uploaded no later than April 2, 2021. 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 2020, fall 2020, or spring 2021 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.

Presentation Options: There are three presentation categories: oral presentation, poster presentation, and exhibition/performance. Both the oral and poster presentation categories will be divided into three separate competitive groupings: humanities/social sciences, natural/applied sciences, and applied learning. Students from all six colleges are encouraged to present.
More information is found here.


  • The winning entries will each receive an award in the amount of $250. Second-place finishers will receive an award in the amount of $100. 
  • Additionally, the University Libraries is awarding students for demonstrating research skills that utilize the Libraries' resources, including our collections, services, equipment, and facilities with up to three awards.