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Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

It is increasingly important that the WV Higher Education community work to ensure that those in State government, who provide substantial funding for higher education, have a clear understanding of the programs they fund and why these programs are important. Undergraduate research must be among those programs that members of the West Virginia State Legislature understand if it is to continue to enjoy support.

For many disciplines, undergraduate research is an essential component of the university educational experience. Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol (URDC) will take place in the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda. This event features research posters from colleges and universities around the state and will help members of the WV State Legislature and Executive Branch understand the importance of undergraduate research by providing members with an opportunity to speak directly with the students whom these programs impact. Directly after the poster session, students and their faculty mentors are invited to lunch in the nearby Culture Center. Attendees can expect the event to end before 2:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is sponsored by West Virginia University and Marshall University.

Information about the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol can be found here.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
The Honors College at WVU
250 Second Street; PO Box 6635
Morgantown, WV 26506-6635
Phone: 304.293.2100
Fax: 304.293.7569