Research in the Capitol 2018 will take place Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in the Rotunda of the Iowa Statehouse.
Since 2006, outstanding undergraduate researchers from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa have gathered in Des Moines for a day dedicated to Research in the Capitol. This presentation celebrates the enrichment of undergraduate education through research as well as the achievements of the students themselves.
20 students from each school display research posters, summarizing the work that they have done with their faculty mentors, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building. There, students are able to present their work to state officials and reporters and to discuss the community/global impact, educational benefits, and importance of their research.
All undergraduate students who are involved in research or creative work in any field are invited to apply for this event. 20 presentations will be chosen. Students are welcome to apply together to give one poster/presentation. In order to qualify to present at this event, students must be available to be in Des Moines for most of the day (approximately 8:30AM - 4:30PM)