Student Resources

Creating an Academic Poster

For presentation events with URSCA, students are asked to make an academic poster to have on display. Academic posters are used for presenters to visually present a summary of their research, scholarly, or creative project.

URSCA offers poster workshops throughout the year to assist with creating your poster in a way that highlights the context of your work while being visually engaging to the audience.

Resources for creating an academic poster

Student Travel Support

The Center for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity supports student travel to present research and creative work at several events each year, including Research in the Rotunda and the UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Some travel funding is available to support students who have been accepted to present the results of their work at professional meetings or conferences. Contact URCSA staff at for more information.

Resources for Writing an Abstract

An abstract is a concise and powerful statement that summarize a larger work. Having an abstract allows readers to quickly get an understanding of your work without having to read its entirety. When submitting to present or publish your research or project, an abstract of your work is often requested. If you are unsure of how to construct an abstract, we provide opportunities to educate and assist. Several times throughout the year, the URSCA office, in partnership with the Writing Center hosts abstract writing workshops.

If at any time you need additional help, the UW-Superior Writing Center is a free resource to students and can assist with writing an abstract in any discipline.

Use the Abstract Map and Guide to get started on writing your abstract.

Authoring Amazing Abstracts

Library Resources

The Jim Dan Hill Library is a great resource for students to utilize as a starting point for their research. Through their catalog you can find articles, books, and more in almost any discipline you are interested in.

Contact library staff to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment for assistance in your research process.

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research supports and promotes high-quality mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. CUR is a wonderful support and development resource for faculty, staff, and students.

Membership in CUR provides access to publication opportunities for students, opportunities to present undergraduate research, travel scholarships, and research opportunities. UW-Superior maintains an Enhanced Institutional membership in CUR, which allows all students, faculty, and staff to become members FREE. Join