URCA 2021- March 31, 2021 Bryant Conference Center

**Read below for many changes from previous years**


2021 URCA Changes- Read all and scroll to find “Apply” 

URCA 2021 will be held at the Bryant Conference Center on March 31, 2021. Submission window is December 1- February 28. All posters for print for the in-person presentations are due March 19.  Each submission has the option to choose virtual option or in-person. All submission categories will be judged against both virtual and in-person presentations. Virtual recorded presentations and posters are due March 19 for early judging. Only in-person presentation posters can be printed. In-person presentations will follow Covid-19 guidelines with smaller judging sessions and fewer people admitted.

Posters for in-person presentations should be emailed to Lisa Stonecipher before 5pm on March 19 for free printing. Anything submitted after the date will be $22 per poster paid to UA Printing. All posters should be picked up at UA Printing front desk prior to conference date. (Map here)

This year, we will have a Creative Showcase and Art Contest. The Creative Showcase will require submission through the URCA application. Each Creative Showcase entry will be displayed around the Bryant Conference Center and judged without presentation the day of the event. If research is involved, we encourage a double submission to present a poster the day of the conference, March 31.

The Art contest will be in two categories, URCA Program Cover and OUR t-shirt design. Please click URCA art contest FAQ for more information.

A schedule of events on March 31, 2021 will be released soon. Follow us on social media for the quickest information. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Application submissions- December 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021. No late submission for any category accepted.

Poster Deadline for printing – March 19, 2021 5pm. Only in-person poster presentations allowed for printing. Only those submitted by 5pm will be paid for by the Office for Undergraduate Research.

Virtual Presentation and Posters for judging – March 19, 2021 5pm. Only those not presenting in person submit here – a 3-5 minute video presentation with your poster- (all in one folder named Presentation #- first name last name “67- Harvey Johnson”) into the correct session and category file folder.

URCA 2021 – Bryant Conference Center – March 31, 2021 *Covid-exception: if it is necessary to do a virtual only event, all presentations and posters will be due for judging on March 19, 2021 at 5pm. We will host a live event through Hopin on March 31. Live presentation times will be given.

Awards Ceremony – Bryant Conference Center – April 13, 2021


Application Submission: (All Open December 1, 2020)

  • Poster presentation for research and creative activity –  in progress and completed – both virtual and in-person-



  • Creative Activity and Research with Alternative Presentation Format; Art contest for program cover and t-shirt design- (see below for submission direction)



 Directions for Art Contest: submit form and file above, then save jpeg or pdf, vector, and original file format. All three file types should be in a folder and sent to UA Box folder labeled with submission type – your name. (ie- “tshirt-Jack St.Claire” “program-Jane Simpson”) You must submit both the application and file folder to UA Box to be entered in the contest.


2020 – UA Students Virtually Highlight Research, Creativity for Annual Conference

Nearly 250 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference.

The 13th annual conference, hosted by UA’s Office for Undergraduate Research and the Office for Research and Economic Development, moved to an online format as the campus transitioned to remote instruction in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students had an opportunity to submit their research posters and a 3-minute presentation of their research for inclusion in this year’s conference.

URCA 2020 Program

URCA 2020 UA Student Posters & Media