URECA’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity is an annual event inaugurated in 1997 and organized by the URECA Program to showcase undergraduate research. The event is open to all SBU undergraduates conducting faculty-mentored research and creative projects.
As the only university-wide research symposium, the showcase provides a way for faculty and students to see what’s going on in their own and other departments. The success of URECA’s Research Celebration relies on the efforts of faculty who provide time, resources and encouragement to participate.
A central part of the Celebration is a large all-day poster session where students present their work to faculty, each other and visitors. The Departments of English, History and Psychology and the Writing & Rhetoric Program hold concurrent symposia featuring oral presentations; the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences holds a senior design conference featuring talks from selected teams in each of the engineering departments. URECA also sponsors an undergraduate art exhibition at the SAC Gallery.
During the Celebration event, the Student Activities Center is filled with student poster presentations, displays, demonstrations, and art.