West Virginia’s Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) features presentations on creative research endeavors from student attendees of colleges and universities around the state. These presentations will help members of the West Virginia State Legislature and Executive Branch understand the importance of undergraduate scholarly activities by providing members with an opportunity to speak directly with the students whom these programs impact.

URDC 2023: Call for Undergraduate Research Abstracts

Abstract Submission Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Notification Date: Late December 2022
Presentation Date: Friday, February 10, 2023, from 9-11:30 am (then luncheon will be provided)

Summary: It is increasingly important that the West Virginia higher education community work to ensure that those in state government, who provide substantial funding for higher education, have a clear understanding of the programs they fund and why these programs are important. Scholarly activities (undergraduate research and creative endeavors) must be among those programs that members of the West Virginia State Legislature understand if it is to continue to enjoy support. For many disciplines, scholarly activities are an essential component of the university educational experience. Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of these activities than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. The 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) will take place in the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda. This event features posters on research and creative endeavors from student attendees of colleges and universities around the state and will help members of the state legislature and executive branch understand the importance of undergraduate scholarly activities by providing members with an opportunity to speak directly with the students whom these programs impact. Directly after the poster session, students and their faculty mentors are invited to lunch at the nearby Culture Center. This is not a STEM specific event so please share widely. LEARN MORE