The 11th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference was in the Ferguson Center March 29-30.
About 450 undergraduate students participated in the URCA.
Students competed for cash prizes in presenting and defending their research projects to judges during the post presentations.
About 125 graduate students served as judges for this year’s conference.
This year the poster presentations were grouped by research areas, instead of by academic colleges or departments.
The conference spurs interest in research among undergraduate students and helps students polish their communication skills.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.