About the Summit

The A&S Summit for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to highlight their research and creative activity.

In addition to showcasing the excellent work of our undergraduates, URSCA allows students to benefit from the mentorship of A&S faculty mentors; gain experience presenting; compete for cash prizes; and network with their peer student presenters and attendees.


The 2019 Summit will be held Friday, April 12.

See the event schedule and presentation abstracts.


The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at midnight.

Summit Registration Form



8:00-8:45am in the Lobby

Oral Presentations

9:00am-1:00pm in Moody’s Classroom Wing

Creative Interlude

1:00-2:00pm in Moody’s Concert Hall

Poster Presentations

2:00-6:00pm in the Million Dollar Band Wing


The College will award cash prizes to oral and poster presentations within each of the three academic divisions — humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences:

  • 1st place, Dr. Laura Busenlehner Award: $500 (6 total)
  • 2nd place: $300 (6 total)
  • 3rd place: $200 (6 total)
  • 4th place: $100 (6 total)
Awards Luncheon

To be announced