The Undergraduate Research Exposition, part of WCU’s campus-wide Research and Scholarship Conference, provides students with the opportunity to work with faculty to present their research to an engaged audience on campus. The annual expo features over 200 student presenters working with more than 60 faculty sponsors.
All Undergraduate Students who are interested in participating in the Undergraduate Expo (March 25, 2020) will need to submit their abstracts using the Qualtrics form, provided below. The form will open for registration on December 2, 2019.
The registration form will be available on December 2, 2019. More information and guidelines for abstract submissions are provided below.
Registration will open on December 2, 2019, and close on January 31, 2020 at midnight.
The registration form below is to be completed by the undergraduate student (graduate students should apply via the Graduate School).
Before you begin registering for the Undergraduate Expo, please be sure to have the
following finalized and approved by your faculty mentor, and ready to enter into the
1. A complete project title and in sentence case (ex: Flipping the classroom in an undergraduate social work research course).
2. An abstract (</= 300 words) in Microsoft Word format. Please include the title of the project in sentence case on the abstract, but no names, please.
3. If you are doing an oral presentation, have a location, time and date set up to enter into this form (work with your faculty mentor and department Administrative Associate to establish this date, time, and location). It is the student and faculty mentor’s responsibility to arrange locations ahead of time.
4. Spell all names correctly, including your faculty sponsor(s) and co-presenters, if applicable.
5. There are three available registration forms (Poster/Oral/Exhibit or Performance). Complete one registration for each presentation you wish to give (for example: if a student wishes to do both an oral and poster presentation please complete the corresponding registration forms for each). Students who do not register via this registration system will not be permitted to present at the event.
6. Abstracts can describe expected results if the results of the study are not complete at the time of registration.
7. Students registering for oral presentations can be considered for exemplary review. Abstracts that wish to be considered for exemplary status will be reviewed according to the rubric document available at HERE.
See more details about Exemplary Undergraduate Abstracts below.
For All Registrants, An Important REMINDER: The text you enter in the registration form will be the exact text in the program booklet, so make sure your registration information is accurate. This includes email addresses used for registration communications.
The registration forms will open on December 2, 2019. If you need assistance or questions about an abstract you'd like considered, please email Kloo Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 227-2010 or 227-3016.
There are three available registration forms (Poster/Oral/Exhibit or Performance). Complete one registration for each presentation you wish to give (for example: if a student wishes to do both an oral and poster presentation please complete the corresponding registration forms for each). Students who do not register via this registration system will not be permitted to present at the event.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The text you enter in the registration form will be the exact text in the program booklet. Please make sure your registration is accurate.
What are Exemplary Undergraduate Abstracts?
Each year the Graduate Research Symposium hosts a selected number of Exemplary Undergraduate Oral Presentations to be presented during the Graduate Research Symposium. This is a high honor for undergraduate research & creative inquiry students. Undergraduate students who have their abstract selected to present during the Graduate Research Symposium will be featured in the program booklets, in campus communications, and across social media.
Students may opt to have their abstract reviewed for exemplary status if registering for an oral presentation, only. Student abstracts selected will be invited by the Graduate School & Research to present orally on March 26, 2020 during the Graduate Research Symposium. Primary abstract authors will be notified of decisions by catamount email from the Graduate School & Research. If selected, please share decisions with your faculty sponsor(s). You will receive an email notification with your entry information.
Abstracts submitted by students who wish to be considered for exemplary status will
be evaluated using the same assessment rubric document.
Feel free to preview the rubric to assist you in the construction of your abstract (note: the rubric document includes 2 rubric tables, both of which are designed to meet the organizational needs of diverse discipline expectations in abstract construction).
Exemplary abstracts by undergraduate students will be selected, using the rubric provided, and will be asked to present orally on April 4th at the Graduate Research Symposium.
Before you register, consider joining us for a poster writing workshop!
In an effort to support students in the construction of the poster presentation, the Office of the Provost and the Graduate School will host RASC poster workshops for students. Hunter Library's Scottie Kapel will host the poster writing workshop.
Join Scottie Kapel in Hunter Library, Room 186
Dates for 2020:
Wednesday, March 4th, 9-10am
Thursday, March 5th, 2-3pm
Download the 2017 RASC Program HERE
In 2015, the Expo featured the work of over 290 student presenters with 67 faculty
Download the 2015 Program
In 2014, the Expo featured the work of over 240 student presenters with 61 faculty
Download the 2014 Program
In 2013, the Expo featured the work of over 280 student presenters with 81 faculty
Download the 2013 Program
In 2012, the Expo featured the work of over 260 student presenters with 65 faculty
Download the 2012 Program
In 2011, the Expo featured the work of over 280 student presenters with 77 faculty
Download the 2011 Program
In 2010, the Expo featured the work of over 190 student presenters with 68 faculty
Download the 2010 Program
In 2009, the Expo featured the work of over 200 student presenters with 72 faculty
Download the 2009 Program
In 2008, the Expo featured the work of over 220 student presenters with 64 faculty
Download the 2008 Program
In 2007, the Expo featured the work of over 200 student presenters with 57 faculty
Download the 2007 Program
Explore Imagine Magazine to see featured research projects conducted by WCU students.