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Scenes from the 2021-2022 URCA Symposium April 28, 2022.


Spring 2023 Undergraduate Showcase: Friday, April 14th, 2023 starting at 9am


URCA Symposium 

The culminating experience for the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Associate Program at SIUE is the annual Symposium (aka the SIUE Undergraduate Scholars Showcase), which is held in April of each year. The Symposium is the formal avenue in which all URCA Associates and some URCA Assistants present their work to the University community, their family and friends, and provides an opportunity for these students to "shine" and demonstrate their impressive achievements in the URCA Program. 

The Symposium is open to the entire University community, and is often attended by URCA mentors, the URCA Board, Chairs of the Associates' departments, the Deans of the Associates' schools and colleges as well as the Provost, Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and other high-ranking University officials. For several years, this event has counted members of the SIU Board of Trustees and local media outlets among its audience. 

All of the Associates and many Assistants provide posters and displays on their research and creative work. During the past few years, the Symposia have become extremely well attended, serving as a true testimony to the high quality of research and creative activities these undergraduate students achieved during their time at SIUE.  Please visit for more information.  




 For more information on the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, contact
Dr.  Ariel Belasen at (618) 650-2940 or

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