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WSU Undergraduate Education SURCA 2017

Single: Introduction

Information About SURCA

Awards for Student Participants

Categorical SURCA Awards

The following awards may be presented in each of the eight participation categories.

Halves: Award Types


Crimson Award

Students receiving the top scores will receive this award. One to five Crimson awards will be made in each category.


Gray Award

This award is the second highest award presented at SURCA. One to five Gray awards will be made in each category.


Early Career Award

This award is for first year students and sophomores who receive excellent scores from the judges. An Early Career award(s) may be made in each category.


Novice Researcher Award

This award is given to students who have been working on their project for two semesters or less and receive excellent scores from the judges. The Novice Researcher award(s) may be made in each participation category.

Single: Additional Awards

Additional Awards

In addition to awards presented at the SURCA Awards Ceremony, some programs may make additional awards to their students who won, such as the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and the WSU Global Campus. Additionally, the WSU Emeritus Society grants four $500 Undergraduate Research Awards that require participation in SURCA as part of their eligibility criteria.

Award Sponsors

Thank you to our Award Sponsors!

Alturas Analytics logo

Alturas Analytics, Inc.

Boeing logo

The Boeing Company

Meter Group logo

Meter Group, Inc.

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Robert H. (’77 Engineering and Honors) and Mary L. Rieck

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The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

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WSU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President