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. We look forward to hosting a variety of student research projects at the Capitol in Spring 2025.
Traditionally, this event is conducted in Austin during the Texas Legislative Session (the photo above is from 2023 and the screenshot/right is from 2019).
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.
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.