Posters on the Hill, Washington, D.C.

Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves. Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts its annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. This event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html  

About Posters on the Hill, Washington, D.C.

Since 1996, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has hosted an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This event in intended to help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

 Since 1999, students from UCO have been invited to participate in the event every year except three.  This is very impressive because there are only 60 participants selected each year from institutions of higher education throughout the United States.  Students from UCO who have received the award in the past are:

  • 1999  Michael Dunbar (Physics) and Chad Watts (Psychology) Mentors: Dr. Baha Jassemnejad and Dr. Lorry Youll

  • 2000  Jennifer Adkisson (Psychology) and Paige Hill (Biology) Mentors: Dr. Kathleen Donavan and Dr. Paul Stone

  • 2001  Elizabeth Turner (Biology) and Sunshine Garner (Psychology) Mentors: Dr. David Elmendorf and Dr. Albert Boquet

  • 2002  John Seagraves (Psychology) Mentor: Dr. William Frederickson

  • 2003  Matisha Montgomery (Psychology) Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Donavan

  • 2004  Shelley Chambers (Psychology) Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Donavan

  • 2005  James Vaughn, Jennifer Bishop, and Michael Nicholson (Biology) Mentors: Ms. Sherry Meeks, Dr. Gregory Wilson, and Dr. William Caire

  • 2006  Kendra Byrd (Biology) Mentor: Dr. Gregory Wilson

  • 2007  Abdiwhah Mohammed (Engineering and Physics) Mentor: Dr. Wei Chen

  • 2008  Vagan Mushegyan (Biology) Mentor: Dr. Gregory Wilson

  • 2010 Henry Le (Engineering and Physics) Mentor: Dr. Wei Chen

  • 2013 Travis White (Computer Science)  Mentor: Dr. Jicheng Fu

  • 2014 Sean Smith and Wenxi Zeng (Computer Science) Mentor: Dr. Jicheng Fu

 Any student is eligible to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR's disciplinal divisions (Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, and Physics/Astronomy).  The deadline for submission for the Posters on the Hill Session is usually in October of each year.   

If you have any questions about the Posters on the Hill event, please contact the Office of Research & Grants or visit the CUR website: http://www.cur.org/postersession.html

UCO students Poster on The Hill 2014

UCO Students Gain National Attention at the Posters on the Hill 2014 event for Creating Wheelchair Simulator. For a news article, click here.