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WSU Undergraduate Education SURCA 2017

WSU SURCA poster event leads to 54 awards to 61 undergraduate researchers

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, UGResearch@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director, Communications for WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Of Washington State University’s 225 students presenting 205 posters at the sixth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 27, 61 received a total of 54 awards for their exceptional presentations.

Group photo of SURCA 2017 award winnersThere were 21 winners of 20 crimson awards, the highest; 23 winners of 19 gray awards, the second-highest; 12 recipients of 10 novice awards, for students who worked up to two semesters on their research and who show exceptional promise; and, 5 recipients of 5 early career awards, given to freshmen and sophomores only. One student won two awards.

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Discover undergraduate research at WSU during SURCA on March 27

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, UGResearch@wsu.edu

Emma Epperly, Communications and Marketing Assistant, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-9458, emmaepperly@wsu.edu

Portrait photo of Kevin SchillingPULLMAN, Wash.—The sixth annual Washington State University Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) is set for 3:30 p.m. Mon., March 27 in the Compton Union Building M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom. Awards will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

SURCA is the unique opportunity for students from all majors, grades, and campuses to present their mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities on posters, and win awards in eight categories that same day. It’s presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. This year, SURCA is the first event of the WSU Showcase Week.

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ASWSU student body resolution supports undergraduate research and SURCA

Portrait photo of Kevin Schilling

MEDIA: Mary Sanchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost, Washington State University, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

Portrait photo of Kevin SchillingPULLMAN, Wash.—The Associated Students of Washington State University passed R46-14 on Feb. 1, a resolution supporting both undergraduate research and the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (SURCA), an annual spring poster event for freshmen through seniors college-wide.

The measure was introduced by Sen. Kevin Schilling, himself an undergraduate researcher who competed in SURCA 2016. He is one of four senators representing the College of Arts and Sciences on ASWSU.

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WSU undergraduate researchers submitting abstracts for March 27, 2017 SURCA poster competition

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu.edu

Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-7767, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Online applications open Thurs., Dec. 1, for Washington State University undergraduate researchers seeking to participate in the sixth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA), announced the Office of Undergraduate Research.

SURCA 2017 will be held on Mon., March 27.

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WSU SURCA poster event presents 46 awards to 52 undergraduate researchers

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Communications Director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—At Washington State University’s largest-ever Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 28, 57 of the more than 235 students presenting just over 200 posters landed a total of 51 awards, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, event host.

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SURCA Mar. 28 showcases record number of WSU undergraduate researchers, celebrates its fifth anniversary

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, spressley@wsu.edu

Michael Benedict, WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Assistant, 509-335-0014, michael.benedict@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Communications Director, WSU Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Wearable technology, the migration of zooplankton, and mechanical pruning of apple trees are but three of more than 200 topics to be presented by students today, Monday, March 28, at the fifth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) at Washington State University. Doors to the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom open at 3:30 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend at no cost.

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WSU names 51 undergraduates top researchers at largest SURCA annual competition

Shelley Pressley, Director of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-5443, spressley@wsu.edu

Mary Sanchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-7767, sanchez@wsu.edu

Beverly Makhani, Director of Communications and Marketing, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-6679, makhani@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 2015 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) at Washington State University broke many records on March 30, in terms of participation, number of awards, number of winners, sponsoring donors, and attendance.

With topics ranging from ocelot latrines to the role of vitamin A in spermatogonia, and from apparel websites to commuting rural nurses, 189 students from four campuses plus WSU Extension registered to display posters in eight categories on their research, scholarship, and creative activities at the fourth annual event.

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WSU undergraduate research showcase March 30 sets new participation record

MEDIA CONTACT: Shelley Pressley, Director, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-1252 or 5443, spressley@wsu.edu

Mary Sanchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-2320, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash. — Presenting 167 posters at the 2015 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) Monday, March 30, will be 186 freshmen through seniors from every campus of Washington State University. The public is invited to visit students at their posters starting at 3:30 in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, and to the awards ceremony at 4:45 p.m. in the CUB Junior Ballroom.

“This is the largest number of participants in SURCA’s four-year history,” said Shelley Pressley, director of the hosting Office of Undergraduate Research, part of the WSU Office of Undergraduate Education. “This tells us that SURCA is gaining recognition as a quality event. It may also speak to the fact that WSU is engaging more students across all disciplines in the high-impact experience of mentored research, scholarship, and creative activity that we term ‘research.’”

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WSU undergraduate researchers submitting abstracts for March 30, 2015 SURCA poster competition

MEDIA: Shelley Pressley, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, WSU Office of Undergraduate Education, 509-335-0014, UGResearch@wsu.edu

Mary Sánchez Lanier, WSU Assistant Vice Provost, 509-335-7767, sanchez@wsu.edu

PULLMAN, Wash.—Online applications are now open for Washington State University undergraduate researchers who wish to participate in the fourth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on Monday, March 30, announced the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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