Private College Scholars at the Capitol
The Private College Scholars at the Capitol promotes the important role that undergraduate research plays in students’ educational and professional development at our member institutions. Each member institution is invited to identify two undergraduate projects to include in the showcase. The results are included in an abstract booklet that is shared with policymakers, among others. We seek opportunities for students to discuss their efforts in person. The 2020 Scholars at the Capitol will be held on March 11, 2020 in St. Paul. Learn more about poster guidelines.
Each institution has a lead contact for the Private College Scholars at the Capitol. This contact determines the two undergraduate research projects from each institution that will be included. The nature of the selection process is the jurisdiction of the individual institutions. All academic disciplines are welcome; research efforts that have a clear link to policy or society are encouraged. Submissions of information about the research including abstract text are due by early winter.
Student researchers will be contacted as the abstract booklet is prepared and again about how they can share news of the event with external audiences, this will include asking them if they have a poster prepared that they could share. The Council will then be in touch with students and campus contacts as possible venues for students to share their undergraduate research are identified. View examples of past abstracts:
- 2019 abstract booklet
- 2018 abstract booklet
- 2017 abstract booklet
- 2016 abstract booklet
- 2015 abstract booklet
Council contact information
If students, mentors or other institutional contacts have questions or suggestions, they should contact:
- Tom Lancaster, Communications Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-293-6811