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SURCA 2021 Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

SURCA: Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

SURCA 2021 Will Be Virtual

To protect our undergraduate student participants, judges, and guests from COVID-19 transmission, SURCA 2021 will be virtual. Students will use the Zoom platform to share their work with the world and receive valuable feedback from experts.

A virtual setup that includes a tablet, desktop computer, and smartphone. Zoom and YouTube are being loaded on the desktop and tablet.

New for SURCA This Year

  • There will be no posters this year. Instead, students will deliver their work virtually using slides made in PowerPoint or similar presentation software.
  • New “Research Proposal” presentation category. We have created a research proposal presentation category for students who have a mentored research underway but have not yet collected results they can share. This category could be especially applicable to our students whose work has been impacted by the conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Us on March 29, 2021

Please join us at SURCA, whether you are a WSU student, faculty or staff member, or part of the community!


We invite all WSU undergraduate students to participate! Presenting your work publicly fortifies your standing as a researchers and adds to your academic resume. Plus, SURCA awards are presented in nine categories. Check out SURCA abstract books from previous years to see what research topics students have presented on at SURCA in the past.

Learn How to Apply to Present


We welcome faculty members, post-docs, and professionals to consider signing up to judge presentations in one of the SURCA categories. Serving as a judge is a great way to advance the scholarship of students and research standing of the university, as well as to promote your own field, program, and college. HYPERLINK

Learn How to Sign Up to Judge


SURCA thanks its generous sponsors, without whom this WSU tradition could not take place. Your contributions to SURCA directly benefit WSU students through awards for top presentations. There are also opportunities to help fund student research and travel. HYPERLINK


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 WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement. SURCA is part of the annual WSU Showcase, highlighting academic achievements across WSU.

Learn more about SURCA and its history →