Posted: January 20, 2020

The Undergraduate Research at the Capitol—Pennsylvania Poster Conference will take place in the State Capitol Building, Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This conference provides undergraduate students from across the state an opportunity to showcase their research projects to an audience of Pennsylvania legislators. In addition to the scholarly presentations and discussions, students interact with members of state government and when possible, are invited to visit either the Senate or House Chamber as part of the day's events. Penn State is limited to 8 posters total and nominations from all campuses are welcome. All fields of research are encouraged.

Faculty are invited to nominate students for participation. Students should not contact the event organizers directly. The Office of Undergraduate Education organizes the selection, submission, and registration of all presentations from Penn State. In order to be considered for this event, we must receive the following information from faculty nominators: 1) the name and email of the undergraduate student(s), 2) the title of the poster, and 3) a brief abstract. If the nominating faculty member is not the project advisor, please provide that name and email as well. All nominations must be submitted by e-mail to by noon on Monday, February 10, 2020. Late submissions cannot be considered.

Students selected to participate will be notified on Wednesday, February 12. Undergraduate Education will submit the required registrations and abstracts to the state and will work with the Office of Government and Community Relations to schedule student appointments with their state legislators. Faculty advisers are invited to attend the event with their students.

More details about Undergraduate Research at the Capitol are available at Questions may be directed to Alan Rieck at or 814-863-1864.