Information regarding this biennial event is provided below. Undergraduate student participants represent public universities and health science centers as well as independent (private) universities and colleges across the state.
The photo above is of the 2015 souvenir t-shirt provided to participants. The next event will be conducted April 11, 2023.
2023 student participants have been registered! Event information will be forwarded by email. We look forward to visiting with these talented students soon.
Undergraduate Research and the Texas Legislature
Traditionally, this event is conducted in Austin during the Texas Legislative Session (the photo above and screenshot/right are from 2019). For 2021, the event was conducted virtually, with research posters publicly displayed February 23-24 and again on March 17. The next event will be April 11, 2023.
Showcasing this collection of research projects during the Legislative Session provides the opportunity to express our appreciation to the dedicated state leaders who so strongly support higher education, undergraduate student learning and high-quality research efforts. The budget and policy directives passed by legislators ultimately result in advancing a key purpose of higher education: providing career opportunities for the citizens of Texas, which simultaneously contributes to the economic well-being of our communities and state.
Faculty and advisors are encouraged to work with their respective media relations and governmental relations contacts to identify opportunities to celebrate the research conducted by their respective outstanding undergraduates. Legislators and community leaders are invited to view the entries and to visit with student researchers as they share their higher education and research experiences.
This event is coordinated by the Council of Public University Presidents & Chancellors/CPUPC and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc./ICUT. Online registration services generously provided by Texas State University.
An additional event partner is TxGAP, the association of Texas Graduate Admissions Professionals. TxGAP members share graduate school admissions materials and guidance with each cohort of undergraduate researchers.