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WSU Undergraduate Education SURCA 2020

SURCA 2019 award sponsors: Alturas Analytics, Robert & Mary Rieck, and WSU Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President.
Thank you to our 2019 award sponsors!

SURCA 2020 set for
Mon., March 30

Our application form to present at SURCA 2020 is now open. Submit your abstract now. The deadline to submit abstracts is Feb. 20, 2020.

Curious about what makes a good abstract? Download a copy of the SURCA 2019 abstract book to look at examples of abstracts that were accepted for last year’s SURCA.


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 thanks its sponsors, without whom this event could not take place.

Latest News

  • SURCA 2020 Abstract Applications Open Through Feb. 20

    MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-5443,

    PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University undergraduates can submit abstracts now through Feb. 20 to present posters on March 30 at Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) 2020.

    The online form for students to submit abstracts and details about the event are at

    “SURCA 2020 gives students from every major, campus, and year the chance to share the results of their efforts with a mentor that made original intellectual or creative contributions in their field,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. It is part of the Division of Academic … » More …

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  • Group photo of SURCA 2019 award winners posing on stage in the CUB auditorium. Forty-six WSU Undergraduates Land 37 Research Awards at the SURCA 2019 Poster Event March 25

    MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, 509-335-1214,

    Group photo of SURCA 2019 award winners posing on stage in the CUB auditorium.PULLMAN, Wash.—Nearly a quarter of Washington State University students who delivered poster presentations won monetary awards at the eighth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 25 in Pullman.

    SURCA is the unique WSU-wide venue for students from all majors, years in college, and from all WSU campuses.

    Heading into the afternoon event, 206 students from five campuses had been accepted to present 167 posters detailing their research, scholarship, and … » More …

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