EWU’s Student Research and Creative Works Symposium a Success

On May 13 and 14, EWU’s 17th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium took place. The symposium is a two-day event where students from disciplines across campus showcase their research and creative work – in oral, poster, interactive, literary, performance and visual arts presentations – to the university community and the general public.

The symposium is the largest campus-wide academic event at EWU, with 479 student presenters and 138 faculty mentors participating in last year’s event. This year, more than 600 students presented, and 25 new faculty have come on board as mentors.

Next spring, from April 16 to 18, Eastern will host the National Undergraduate Research Council symposium, welcoming more than 3,000 student participants and 400 faculty mentors from nearly all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, additional U.S. Territories, Canada and other countries worldwide. In a nationwide competition, EWU was selected as the 2015 NCUR site.

Established in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR/NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Conference goals are to celebrate and promote undergraduate student achievement; provide models of exemplary research and scholarship; help to improve the state of undergraduate education; and maintain a high commitment to diversity.
For the 2015 conference, faculty networks and colleagues will be needed to review all the student proposal abstracts submitted. The nationwide call for papers will go out on Sept. 8, 2014; the deadline for applications and abstracts is Dec. 2, 2014; and registration will open on Jan. 13, 2015.
Faculty who have interest in reviewing student proposal abstracts are encouraged to contact Chuck Lopez, PhD, vice provost for undergraduate studies and student success (359.2202) or Chris Robbins, NCUR project manager (359.4548).