More than 200 Washington State University students will present their work at the eighth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) TODAY, March 25, in the CUB M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom, the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research announced.

SURCA opens its doors to the public from 3:30–5 p.m. at no charge. Judging by faculty, postdoctoral students, and community experts wraps up at 3:45 p.m. Presenters in eight categories will be at their posters—in person or virtually—to explain their research, scholarship, and creative activity that they have conducted with a mentor.

The SURCA Awards Ceremony follows at 5 p.m. in the CUB Auditorium.

“We’re always surprised and delighted by the posters and the presenters, and we expect to have the best SURCA event since it began eight years ago,” said Shelley Pressley, Office of Undergraduate Research director.

“With just about as many judges as presenters, the ballroom is full of positive energy. SURCA’s definitely claimed its place as a popular annual event and significant part of WSU Showcase Week. It also reinforces the student accomplishments that contribute to WSU’s Drive to 25 initiative to be among top research universities.”

The SURCA website features the 2019 abstract book with short summaries of students’ projects.  Topics this year range from bovine-avian interactions at dairies to a missing Purple Heart; from a social media app for scientists and engineers to an “intelligent” brassiere for breastfeeding; from off-planet manufacturing to FOMO (fear of missing out) isn’t just for millennials; and dozens more.

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