URCA Week

 

The UC Santa Barbara Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is thrilled to announce the schedule for URCA Week 2022. URCA Week showcases the incredible range of scholarship and creative endeavors UCSB undergraduates have worked on all year.

After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to welcome the community to Corwin Pavillion to see poster presentations. Due to its popularity and accessibility, we are continuing to offer the Digital Colloquium. New this year, students will have the opportunity to present their research at moderated conference panels as well. The URCA Slam will follow a hybrid model; the qualifying round will be held asynchronously online, the Finals will take place in front of a live audience.

 

Poster Colloquium

The URCA Week Poster Colloquium is a poster presentation where students share their research and creative activities with the campus community in poster form.  Join us to discover what UC Santa Barbara students have created during the year. The event will be held at Corwin Pavilion on Tuesday, May 3, 11am-12pm.

Students who are available at this time are asked to stand by their posters to discuss their research with guests. The posters will be displayed until 3pm.

Poster Colloquium Program

 Digital Colloquium 

The Digital Colloquium allows students to post a digital artifact that shares their research or creative activities in a way that best represents the project. Students have shared everything from Google Slides and Youtube videos to innovative self-hosted sites.

Digital Colloquium 2022 Homepage

Conference Panels

Students will present their research and creative projects as part of conference-style panels. Panels will be scheduled for 90-minute blocks, with each student speaking for up to 10 minutes and allowing for a brief Q&A period. 

The series will be held in the UCSB Library's Transfer Student Center Conference Room and at the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research and Learning from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6, 2022.

Conference Program and Schedule

Slam

The suspense. The lights. The crowd. The drama. The Undergraduate Research Slam is a competition where participants have just three minutes and three slides to give a dynamic presentation of their research project. Come cheer on your favorite presenter as they compete!

The Qualifying round will be held online. The top 10 submissions picked by our judges will present in person. The Slam Finals will take place at CITRAL on Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

Poster Colloquium

May 3, 2022 at 11am-12pm at Corwin Pavillion. The posters will be displayed until 3pm.

The Undergraduate Research Colloquium is a poster presentation where you can share your research or creative activity with the campus community in the form of a poster. Students who are available at this time are asked to stand by their posters to discuss their research with guests. 
 
All UCSB undergraduate students are invited to apply.
 

Students who are available at this time are asked to stand by their posters to discuss their research with guests. The posters will be displayed until 3pm.

 

Poster Colloquium Student Guide

Poster Colloquium Program

Digital Colloquium

 

The Digital Colloquium allows students to post whatever sort of digital artifact they want. Students have done everything from google slides and youtube videos to innovative self-hosted sites. Many students upload a PDF of their poster.

Digital Colloquium Homepage

Conference Panels

May 4; May 5; and May 6, 2022 in the UCSB Library

Students will present their research and creative projects as part of conference-style panels. Panels will be scheduled for 90-minute blocks, with each student speaking for up to 10 minutes and allowing for a brief Q&A period. 
 
These panels are open to all UCSB undergraduate students who completed research in the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 academic years.

Panels will be created based on project descriptions.

 
The series will be held in the UCSB Library's Transfer Student Center Conference Room and at CITRAL, the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research and Learning.
 

Conference Program and Schedule

 

Slam

May 5, 2022, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, in CITRAL- Library Ground Floor Oceanside Room 1576

The suspense. The lights. The crowd. The drama. The Undergraduate Research Slam is a competition where participants have just three minutes and three slides to give a dynamic presentation of their research project. Come cheer on your favorite presenter as they compete!

All UCSB undergraduates participating in research during the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible. The top 3 students will earn cash prizes with the winner taking home $1,500!
 
The qualifying round is entirely online, administered through the Google Form below. A panel of judges will determine the top 10 finalists, who will compete in the live Slam on Thursday May 5, 2022 (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm). 
 
For inspiration, check out the UCSB Grad Slam video gallery.