Research in the Capitol 2022 will take place Monday, March 6, 2023.

View 2022 Program (PDF)

View 2022 Program (Website)

Research in the Capitol (RIC) takes students to the Iowa Statehouse to talk to Iowa's legislators about research and creative scholarship at all three regent universities.  

Overhead shot of RIC mid-event

Annually since 2006, outstanding undergraduate researchers and creative scholars from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa gather at the Iowa Statehouse to celebrate their work with Iowa's Legislators.  Students spend the day speaking with legislators about the enrichment of undergraduate education through research as well as celebrating the achievements of the students themselves.

20 students from each school display research posters, summarizing the work that they have done with their faculty mentors, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building.  There, students are able to present their work to state officials and reporters and to discuss the community/global impact, educational benefits, and importance of their research.

Ground floor view of RIC

All undergraduate students who are involved in research or creative work in any field are invited to apply for this event.  20 presentations will be chosen.  Students are welcome to apply together to give one poster/presentation.  In order to qualify to present  at this event, students must be available to be in Des Moines for most of the day (approximately 8:00AM - 5:00PM) 

See photos from this year and previous years on our Facebook page!