Research in the Capitol is an annual event featuring undergraduate research at Iowa’s Regent Universities. This year’s Research in the Capitol (RIC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
ISU students, along with undergraduates from the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, display posters and describe their research to legislators, reporters and top university administrators, serving as ambassadors to convey the depth and variety of research being done at Iowa State.
Twenty research projects are selected each year to represent Iowa State. Submissions are evaluated by topic, relevance to legislative interests, and geographic representation.
Although coordinated by the University Honors Program, all undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to apply for RIC.
Applications may be submitted by individuals or small groups. If you are interested in presenting your research at Research in the Capitol, please complete the online RIC Abstract Submission form by February 12th, 2016.
ISU students or their mentors may contact Svitlana Zbarska at the University Honors Program for more information.
The Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression provides undergraduates from all academic disciplines with an opportunity to share their research with the university community and other guests through conference-style oral presentations. The Symposium represents part of a larger effort of Iowa State University to enhance, support, and celebrate undergraduate research activity.
Though coordinated by the University Honors Program, all undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Symposium. Undergraduates conducting research but not yet ready to present their work are encouraged to attend the Symposium to learn about the presentation process and students not currently involved in research are encouraged to attend the Symposium to learn about the broad range of undergraduate research activities that are taking place at ISU.
The first Symposium was held in April 2007. The 39 students who presented research and their mentors collectively represented all of ISU’s Colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate College. The event has grown to regularly include more than 100 students presenting on topics that span the broad range of disciplines studied at ISU. Participant information, including abstracts of the presentations, from the past events have been published in a set of Symposium programs, which are available online.
To find out more about the Symposium, visit the links on the symposium website or contact the symposium coordinator, Svitlana Zbarska for more information.
Two optional information sessions for students will be organized to answer all questions about preparing Symposium and/or RIC applications and presentations:
Thursday, January 28, 3:00-4:00 pm in 1151 Jischke Friday, January 29, 2:00-3:00 pm in 1151 Jischke