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RaCAS 2018

Undergraduate and graduate student scholarly activities will be showcased at the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Student Commons Building space, Denver Campus.

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.  Last year, over 200 student researchers participated in the event.

·         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 enrolled in Spring 2018 are eligible, as are those students who were enrolled in Summer 2017 or Fall 2017 and have graduated.


Tentative Symposium Schedule

9:00am-10:00am Check-in, Set-up, Support

10:00am-12:00pm  Presentations

11:00am-1:00pm Lunch

12:00pm-2:15pm Presentations

2:30pm-3:30pm Convened Session, including Awards

Note: In order to obtain the most benefit from RaCAS, presenters should plan to attend the entire Symposium; it will be difficult to accommodate individual scheduling needs, with some exceptions (such as, multiple presentations).


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


  • 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. ​

For more information please contact:

Dr. Lindsey Hamilton, Director

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities                           

Rachel Wilcoxson, Office, Events and Assessment Coordinator

Experiential Learning Center


2018 Application and Guidelines

2015 RaCAS


The 2015 RaCAS Proceedings includes the symposium schedule, student abstracts, local middle school award winners, and more.


View our 
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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