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WSU Undergraduate Education SURCA 2019

SURCA award sponsors: Alturas Analytics, Boeing, Robert & Mary Rieck, WSOS, and Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President
Thank you to our 2018 award sponsors!

SURCA 2019: Apply
by Feb. 22!

Download a copy of last year’s SURCA 2018 abstract book.


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

Latest News

Submit SURCA Abstracts Now Through Feb. 22

Dec. 10, 2018

WSU undergraduates can submit applications with abstracts through Feb. 22 to be considered to present at SURCA 2019 on March 25, the Office of Undergraduate Research announced. Students from all majors, campuses, and years are encouraged to share their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities at this eighth annual event. Awards can be made in up to eight categories.   Read the entire article >>

Students Land 44 Awards at SURCA 2018 on April 2

April 4, 2018

Of the 256 Washington State University students accepted to present 213 posters at the seventh annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) event April 2, 54 took home 44 awards for their top presentations across eight categories.

Wide angle group photo of all award winners at SURCA 2018

At this WSU-wide venue for students from all majors, there were 20 winners of 17 $300 crimson awards, the highest possible; 27 winners of 20 $200 gray awards, the second-highest; 6 winners of 6 $100 novice awards, for students with up to two semesters of research work and who show exceptional promise; and, 1 recipient of 1 $100 early career award, given to freshmen and sophomores only.  Read the entire article >>