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The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Center

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Center

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Center

The URSCA committee is a group of faculty, staff, and students who work to promote and support undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity at UW-Superior.

What is Undergraduate Research?

Our campus has adopted the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR's) definition of undergraduate research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.

The Arts and Humanities Division of CUR adds some more specifics to the definition: 

Undergraduate research in the arts and humanities is student-driven, faculty-mentored inquiry, scholarly investigation, and/or creative activity. The undergraduate researcher's work may contribute to outcomes including, but not limited to, individual or collaborative analytical writing; oral presentation; small analytical products;works of visual art; compilations of scholarship; exhibits; musical compositions; plays; performance; public scholarship; and/or peer-reviewed publication.  Whatever the research product, its value is generally weighed by standards specific to experts in the field, whether jurors, editors,or reviewers.

UW-Superior generally subscribes to the definitions offered by CUR. The phrase "undergraduate research, creative and scholarly activity" (URSCA) is used to provide more inclusive language.


Autumn GrayPosters in the Rotunda - March 12, Madison,WI
The annual Posters in the Rotunda event in Madison showcases excellent examples of undergraduate research and scholarship from students across the state.

UW System Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity - April 11, Milwaukee, WI
The Wisconsin Symposium is an opportunity for students within the UW System to present undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activities through poster sessions, oral sessions, and performing and visual art presentations.

UW Superior Campus Day of Celebration- April 16
This campus event offers a chance for students from each academic department at UW Superior to showcase research, scholarly, and creative activities.

UW Superior Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
SURF is a unique and important opportunity for undergraduates to focus on a research, scholarly, or creative activity with a UW Superior faculty or staff mentor. For the summer of 2014, the Chancellor and UW Superior Foundation will sponsor ten projects.

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