21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Adler Athletic Complex
About the Fair
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair (URCAF) allows students to present the culmination of their work from a traditional research/creative activities experience, an internship, or from a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE). Students may present their work in different formats, including poster and oral presentations, performances, and exhibitions. All student presentations will be entered for disciplinary awards. At the time of abstract submission, students will also have the option to sign up to compete for the Penn State University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award and the Sustainability Award.
Abstract submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2023, at midnight via the abstract submission portal.
Submissions may be made in the following categories:
- Arts and Humanities
- Behavioral Sciences
- Computing/Information Technology
- Health and Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Visual and Performing Arts
Penn State University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award
The University Libraries supports undergraduate research by ensuring the students have access to academic journals, books, and other outside sources they need to be successful. We recognize outstanding student work through The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award. Judging will prioritize and rank projects that showcase accomplished and exemplar information literacy skills.
The Sustainability Award will be presented to the student research or activity that directly addresses one or more of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Judging will prioritize and rank projects that: show creative or novel approaches toward one or more goals; have the potential to raise awareness about sustainability issues; or have potential to positively impact and improve existing sustainability interventions. Applicants should include a sentence in their abstract identifying which sustainability goal is most relevant and any secondarily relevant to their project.
For more information, contact Lara LaDage, Undergraduate Research Coordinator, at [email protected].