Skip to Content

Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Event Date: April 1, 2019

Location: Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas

Purpose: To showcase the experiences of undergraduate students engaged in research for Texas legislators and the public through high-quality poster displays. The program will highlight how research conducted by undergraduate students positively impacts Texas—and Texans—with the theme: Transforming Texas Through Undergraduate Research.

Up to 75 research projects will be displayed in poster format reflecting the work of numerous undergraduate students representing over 50 academic and health-related institutions across Texas (both public and private/independent universities and colleges). Each university president in Texas has been invited to identify a faculty liaison to determine the process for selecting the student researchers who will represent their university at the Capitol.

This event is coordinated by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC), and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT).

Student participants and their faculty advisors will have the opportunity to tour the Capitol, attend committee hearings and observe the daily meeting of the Senate and/or House of Representatives. Student participants are encouraged to work with their institution in scheduling meetings with their respective legislators.

The goal of this event is to promote Texas undergraduate research projects.  However, once again we have partnered with the Texas Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (TxGAP) in order to provide event participants with access to Texas graduate school information.  After all, it makes sense to encourage our top undergraduate students to continue their education in Texas!


Registration for Campus Liaison and Faculty Research Advisor (may be the same individual)

Important: Please have the following information ready to complete registration.  Also, note that by completing the UGRD registration process, you agree to the terms of the 2019 Participant Release Form policy as provided with information related to the event.  The form does not need to be signed or submitted and consists of a photo release and contact release statement for TxGAP.  Contact information will be released to Texas graduate school programs that participate in this event for the purpose of providing information about graduate programs only.  Questions regarding the policy, including the option to opt-out of receiving TxGAP admissions materials, may be directed to rmcguire@cpupc.org.  

Campus Liaison (faculty/administrator coordinating student participation in the event)
Full Name (First and Last)
Institution Name
Title
Department/Division
Email
Telephone (daytime)
Attending the event?
Attending the tour of the Capitol?
Attended in 2017?

Faculty Research Advisor (overseeing the student research; May be the same as the Campus Liaison)
Full Name (First and Last)
Institution Name
Title
Department/Division
Email
Telephone (daytime)
Attending the event?
Attending the tour of the Capitol?
Attended in 2017?

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 15, 2019 AND WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 28, 2019.


Registration for Student Researcher(s)

Important: Student researchers must first be identified and confirmed as event participants by their respective university faculty liaison.  Please have the following information ready to complete registration.  Also, note that by completing the UGRD registration process, you agree to the terms of the 2019 Participant Release Form policy as provided with information related to the event. The form does not need to be signed or submitted and consists of a photo release and contact release statement for TxGAP.  Contact information will be released to Texas graduate school programs that participate in this event for the purpose of providing information about graduate programs only.  Questions regarding the policy, including the option to opt-out of receiving TxGAP admissions materials, may be directed to rmcguire@cpupc.org.  

Student Researcher (lead)
Full Name (First & last)
Institution Name
Student Classification (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Other)
Department/Division
Email
Telephone (daytime)
Attending the event?
Attending the tour of the Capitol?
Interested in attending graduate school?
Already committed to a graduate school in Texas?

Additional Student Researcher(s) (if any)
Full Names (First & last for one or more additional researchers)
How many of the additional researchers are:

  1. Attending the event?
  2. Attending the tour of the Capitol?
  3. Interested in attending graduate school?
  4. Have already committed to a graduate school in Texas?

Abstract Book Information
Institution Name
Student Researcher (lead)
Additional Student Researchers (if any)
Research Title
Research Faculty Advisor #1
Research Faculty Advisor #2
Research Findings (maximum 200 words)

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 15, 2019 AND WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 28, 2019


Additional Event Information

SAVE THE DATE

2019 Schedule of Events

Event Fact Sheet

Information Sheet

Participating Institution List - Coming Soon!


Participant Release Form

Please note, by completing and submitting registration information for this event, participants and attendees agree to the participant release policy provided here.

2019 Participant Release Form - Coming Soon!


Hotel

The LaQuinta room reservation deadline is: March 17, 2019

The Hampton Inn room reservation deadline is March 10, 2019

More UGRD hotel information will be made available soon.

If needed, please CLICK HERE to see other area hotel options.


Photos

Photos from the 2017, 2015 and 2013 events provide a view of how posters will be displayed at the Capitol on April 1st!

Click to view additional photos --> 2013 UGRD Event and 2015 UGRD.

Picture of room - UGRD


For more information about the event, contact Rissa McGuire at rmcguire@cpupc.org or Elizabeth Puthoff, ICUT,
elizabeth.puthoff@icut.org.

For information or assistance with registration, please contact Texas State's Office of Distance and Extended Learning.