Presentation and publication opportunities

Annual poster symposium

VCU Poster Symposium flyer The annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is VCU’s institutional meeting for dissemination of student research and scholarly activity.

Part of VCU Research Weeks, the symposium regularly hosts over 300 student presenters and serves as the venue through which we proudly announce our annual UROP Faculty Mentors of the Year and our VCU Launch awards.

Learn more about our annual symposium and how to submit your abstract »




UROP Faculty Mentor Awards
The UROP Faculty Mentor Awards recognize faculty members who go above and beyond in their enhancement of students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the practice of research in their chosen discipline or area of inquiry. Nominate your faculty mentors »

VCU Launch Awards
The VCU Launch Awards recognize outstanding research posters created by freshman and sophomores who exhibit remarkable rigor and vision in their research. VCU Launch is an Honors College and UROP initiative to increase undergraduate research at the early stages of students’ academic careers. The Launch Award links students to research opportunities such as conferences, publications, internships, grants, and fellowships by working in conjunction with UROP, Auctus: VCU’s Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity, and the National Scholarship Office.

Auctus undergraduate research journal

Auctus student journal cover

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity is student-run and peer-reviewed. Auctus accepts submissions from VCU undergraduates in all disciplines. The journal welcomes submissions of research articles, technical papers, expository articles and works of creative scholarship including visual art, music, creative writing, film and multi-media projects.

By giving students a public forum for expressing their intellectual pursuits, Auctus promotes increased student engagement in research and creative scholarship while also fostering a scholarly community of emerging creators and researchers.