The Call for Abstracts for the 13th Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum is Officially Open! 

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019.

This link will take you to the Call for Abstracts 2019 for the 13th UGRCA Forum .  Please follow the steps in a timely manner. Only ONE student from each project needs to submit their Faculty mentor and College Representative approved abstract on the web form, but must include all presenters information. Each team should have ONE entry-the entries are date and time stamped. The submitter will receive an e-mail confirmation upon completing the web form

We have a new category this year: Emerging Research! This category is designed Specifically for researchers whose projects are extended through the full academic year and may not have conclusive results. It may also be used for research projects that are class assignments, Sr. Projects, Study Abroad research,  or Independent Studies. this category will not be part of the "competition" but these projects will be evaluated. Be sure to read the full description at the end of the Abstract Guidelines.

Prospective Presenters (especially First-Time presenters) are encouraged to review the Preparing Effective Oral and Poster Presentations Workshop PowerPoint,

 As always the UGR Office is here to help you!


UGROW Scholars are welcome to these EURECA Events:

10/24 Posters on the Go2- 4:00-5:30 pm CSC Atrium


!!ROOM AND DATE CHANGE:: NOVEMBER 1ST-- Nuts & Bolts of Submitting a EURECA Proposal  5:00-6:00pm  CSC Wichita Suite--- If you are planning on submitting a EURECA proposal for the upcoming Spring 2020 semester OR For the next academic year, then you absolutely need to attend this workshop! On the Agenda: How to complete the Proposal application; New and old MSU policies affecting research; responsibilities and requirements of faculty mentors and undergraduates.



UGRCA FORUM: NOVEMBER 21, Clark Student Center-- UGROW 2019 Must participate

Call for Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2019

December 1: EURECA Proposal  Deadline for Spring 2020 Only.

June 1: EURECA Proposal Deadline for Fall 2020 and AY 2020-21.




February 12, 2020: UGROW Faculty Research Presentations: 5:00-8:00pm Comanche Suite A

March 14: UGROW application deadline.

May 26: UGROW Meet and Greet 9-10 am CSC Kiowa

June 8: Posters on the Go1-3:00-4:50 pm CSC Atrium

June 22: Posters on the Go2 3:00-4:50pm CSC Atrium

July 1, 2020- UGROW Symposium-  9:00-4:30pm TBA.

  **ALL UGROW meetings and events are MANDATORY for scholars and mentors.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summer Workshop

Mission Statement

UGROW affords opportunities for collaborative research between undergraduates and faculty in an interdisciplinary research environment.

MSU Definition of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by one or more undergraduate students, with faculty guidance, that attempts to make an intellectual, creative, or applied contribution to one or more disciplines. Adopted in April 2013.


UGROW was conceived by faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics in 2004 as an initiative to create an interdisciplinary environment to train and nurture young scientists.  The first UGROW was in 2005 and since then, it has offered research opportunities to over 200 undergraduates.  During Summer Session I UGROW students experience the authenticity of conducting research on projects of their choice in a highly interdisciplinary environment. At the end of the program students present their findings at the UGROW Symposium, and at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum the following Fall term. UGROW students may also present their research at an off campus professional meeting/conference if they choose to do so.

UGROW also promotes conditions in which students and faculty, who would like to cross disciplinary boundaries, can advance knowledge and at the same time enrich their learning/research/scholarship endeavors.  UGROW is open to all disciplines at MSUTexas.


  • To create high-quality research experiences for undergraduates in all Colleges at MSUTexas Wichita Falls
  • To provide an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities
  • To create a pool of talented undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced careers in Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, GeoScience,  Business, Education, Health Sciences & Human Services; Humanities & Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
  • To expand undergraduate research beyond MSUTexas
  • To enhance recruitment of talented students into MSUTexas' undergraduate and graduate programs

ScholarBridge: A Resource for Student-faculty Mentor Matching

UGROW is a proud member of the ScholarBridge community. ScholarBridge is a new tool to promote student and faculty involvement in academic research. ScholarBridge is an online database where professors can post their availability to mentor students. Student members can search the listings of professors and opportunities - at any point in their academic career - to find the right mentor and research focus that they are most interested in actively pursuing. Start now by visiting ScholarBridge.