Research and Creativity Convention 2020

April 5 - 9, 2020

AUC Research and Creativity Convention is a collective event that brings together diverse research, design, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity activities that have demonstrated growth and success over the years. Its aim is to enhance knowledge-sharing, interdisciplinary research collaboration, and projects of community or economic value. It is an event that highlights AUC’s strategic priorities, strengthens research capacity, invigorates campus creativity and explores critical regional and global issues.

AUC faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, showcase and share the outcomes of original research and creativity in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, and the arts. They demonstrate the breadth and depth of the institution’s research mission. The AUC Research and Creativity Convention is a celebration of excellence in university research, entrepreneurship and creative achievement.


Undergraduate Students' Activities

Graduate Students' Activities

Faculty Activities 

Academic Departments Activities 

Community Activities and Beyond



EURECA Conference

The conference for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship, and Creative Achievement (EURECA) includes presentations from the following activities: Research Excellence across the Disciplines, First-Year Research Experience (FYRE), ELI Explorers, Creatopia, Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Expo, Architectural Design Showcase, and Undergraduate Poster Competition.  


Science Slam

The Science Slam invites young researchers to show their innovative ideas in a creative and concise presentation to a non-specialized audience.


Graduate Poster Competition

Graduate Poster Competition

This activity invites graduate students to present their research using posters. Research posters are a common medium of presentation that engages a "walking" audience through text and attractive visuals. 


Science Slam

The Science Slam invites young researchers to show their innovative ideas in a creative and concise presentation to a non-specialized audience.



A Century of Liberal Arts Symposium: Celebrating Integrative Learning

The Liberal Arts Symposium brings together the scholarship of all faculty who have a vested interest in incorporating Liberal Arts ideals into their teaching, whether they teach in the Liberal Arts or not.


Faculty Pitch

Faculty Pitch Competition

AUC faculty present their research in a three-minute pitch. One winner selected from each school if at least three participants from each school.

Futurize Your Course

Journey to Futurize Your Course

The world is changing rapidly. If you are interested in reimagining what your course might look like in 20 years, then we invite you to join with others at AUC and participate in the RCC 2020: Futurize Your Course Pitch Competition.


Grant Award

Grant Award for the Disciplines

The Grant Award for the Disciplines, featured in the closing session of the annual Research and Creativity Convention, is a recognition of an academic department or program that advances undergraduate students original research and creative work.


Design Thinking Teaser

Design Thinking Teaser

This hands-on design thinking event is designed to introduce you to this creative approach to problem-solving, where you will learn the tools, mindsets and frameworks of design thinking.