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2019 RaCAS (Research and Creative Activities Symposium)

Undergraduate and graduate student scholarly activities are showcased at the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium.

All students from both the Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus are eligible to participate in the symposium, which provides the opportunity to present their work to an audience of peers, faculty, family, and visitors.  Over 200 student researchers participated in the event each year.

·         The Symposium showcases the research, creative and other scholarly activities of undergraduates and graduate students on           the Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus.

·         All CU Denver students involved in mentored research, creative, and other scholarly activities are invited to participate.

·        Students who are currently enrolled are eligible, as are those students who were enrolled in the previous Summer or Fall and

      have since graduated.

Presentation Formats

Students may choose to present their scholarly work in many formats including: 

  • Poster presentations
  • Exhibits, such as sculpture, photography, models and design 
  • Video, streaming media, web
  • Oral presentations 
  • Performances, such as readings, musical composition, and monologues
For more information on presenter guidlines, see here


  • Showcase undergraduate and graduate student research, creative, and other scholarly activities
  • Foster professional development through academic excellence
  • Promote collaborative efforts among students and faculty at CU Denver and CU AMC
  • Encourage interdisciplinary scholarly activities
  • Celebrate and foster diversity
  • Establish and build connections with the community

Why Participate?

  • Scholarly activity distinguishes scholarly students! Expand your experience beyond the classroom.
  • Develop professionally. Enhance your analytical skills, confidence, creativity, communication skills and more!
  • Enhance your resume. Employers, medical schools, and graduate programs seek highly motivated, scholarly candidates!
  • Learn what other scholars are doing on both campuses.
  • Share your work with faculty and peers - it is rewarding!



2018 RaCAS

  • Symposium Schedule
  • Voting Information
  • Maps​

​2017 RaCAS

2017 RaCAS Program

  • Symposium Schedule
  • Voting Information
  • Maps

RaCAS Abstracts​

2015 RaCAS

  • Symposium schedule
  • Student Abstracts
  • Local middle school award winners
   2015 RaCAS Video​


  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Undergraduate Experiences
  • Experiential Learning Center
  • Research Administration​
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of the Chancellors

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