March 1 deadline for volunteer judges for SURCA

PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty, staff and post-doctorates are sought to volunteer by the March 1 deadline to help judge the sixth annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (SURCA) at Washington State University.

The event on Monday, March 27, in the CUB ballroom will include works by approximately 250 students from all majors, grades and campuses. Learn more at Sign up to be a judge at

Topics of students’ posters will span eight categories. Judges will receive in advance the titles of the 2-4 posters assigned to them and will have online access to those students’ research abstracts.

On the day of SURCA, the general schedule (subject to change) will be:
2-2:45 p.m. – Judges examine posters without students present.
2:45-3:45 p.m. – Students discuss their work with judges.
3:45 p.m. – Judges’ evaluations (with preset guidelines) are due.
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony.

SURCA is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, part of WSU Undergraduate Education. SURCA is the kickoff event for WSU Showcase Week, a university tradition celebrating the excellence of faculty, staff and students.