URECA Celebration: the annual SB campus-wide undergraduate research symposium
What is the Celebration?
URECA's Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity is an annual event organized by the URECA Program that showcases undergraduate research
and is open to all SBU undergraduates conducting faculty-mentored research and creative projects. As the only university-wide research symposium, this event provides a way for faculty
and students to see what's going on in their own and other departments. The success
of URECA's Research Celebration relies on the efforts of faculty who provide time,
resources and encouragement to participate. Students who have done research off campus
(e.g. REU or other summer programs) may also present these projects at URECA.
A central part of the Celebration is a large all-day poster session where students present their work to faculty, each other and visitors. The Departments of English, History and Psychology hold concurrent symposia featuring oral presentations; the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences holds a senior design conference featuring talks from selected teams in each of the engineering departments. URECA also sponsors an undergraduate art exhibition at the SAC Gallery.
During the Celebration event, the Student Activities Center is filled with student poster presentations, displays, demonstrations, live performances, films, and art exhibits. All are welcome to attend!
How do I get involved?
We encourage you to participate in this event! You'll have a chance to share your work with other members of the university community, and gain important presentation experience. The student participation form (online) can be accessed here.
Are there prizes?
We encourage all students involved in mentored research to participate. The Celebration Event is not judged; some departments choose to sponsor departmental prizes for undergraduate poster and/or oral presentations. Please contact Karen Kernan if your department is interested in sponsoring a competition. If you have questions about the Celebration, please contact Karen Kernan @ 632-7114 or via email.
Sigma Xi Prize: Sigma Xi sponsors a $500 outstanding research prize for a graduating senior/poster presenter at URECA. More information >> here.
Participants get published in the annual URECA Collected Abstracts!
Abstract Submission Deadline :
View the Symposium Program for 2015 here
*posters are arranged alphabetically by department of mentor/last name of presenter
Photos - from past Celebrations of Undergraduate Research & Creativity
2014 / 2013 /2012 / 2011/ 2010