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Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol

What is this event?

The inaugural Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol, sponsored by the Florida Undergraduate Research Association (FURA), was held at the Florida Capitol Complex in downtown Tallahassee, on March 9-10, 2020. During the event, four undergraduate researchers from each university and college across the state presented their research in a poster format to Capitol visitors and legislators. 


FURA's primary mission in hosting this event is to encourage the visibility and viability of undergraduate research, while also providing high-achieving students a space to engage directly in the political process. To view the 2020 schedule and program, please see the FURA Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol website. Check out the UNF team photo below!


Participation in Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol is competitive.

Posters at the Capitol 2022

The 2022 Posters at the Capitol event, sponsored by FURA, is slated for Thursday, January 20, 2022. This year, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will take four UNF undergraduate researchers to Tallahassee. A call for poster projects will go out in the Fall 2021 semester. Please watch this space for details. Email with questions.

Posters at the Capitol 2021

Due to pandemic considerations, the 2021 event was cancelled. 

Posters at the Capitol 2020

In 2020, University of North Florida student attendees and their research projects were: 


Amanda Cumming, "The miniaturization of tardigrade legs is correlated with the loss of proximal and intermediate appendage domains" (Faculty mentor: Dr. Frank W. Smith, Department of Biology)


Garrett Deletti, "Elucidation of the Nocardioazine Biosynthetic Pathway" (Faculty mentor: Dr. Amy Lane, Department of Chemistry)


Caroline Howard, "What Color is your Zip Code? The Racial and Socioeconomic Implications of Land Use Codes in Jacksonville, FL" (Faculty mentor: Dr. David Jaffee, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work)


Evan Maslin (alternate), "Ethno-Nationalist Sentiment in Poland: The War on Refugees" (Faculty mentor: Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, Department of English)


Collin Mullis, "Nursing Students' Preparedness to Serve the LGBTQ+ Community" (Faculty mentor: Dr. Gordon Rakita, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work)


 2020 UNF Poster at the Capitol participants