Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creativity Activities


The responsibilities and functions of the URSCA committee are to promote, recognize, assess, improve and celebrate the successes of undergraduate research activities on our campus. It serves the President and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, the faculty and the students of Emporia State University.

The primary activities include:

  1. Assisting in the planning and managing the ESU Research and Creativity Day
  2. Organizing and managing the ESU Summer Research Program (ESURP)

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Activities (URSCA)
2015-2016 Committee Members:


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Service Ending

Brenda Wiggins 

Executive Secretary

ex officio

Gary Wyatt

Director of Honors College

ex officio

Richard Sleezer

Associate Dean, LAS

ex officio

Tim Burnett (Chair), Biological Sciences


May 2015

Marcia SchulmeisterPhysical Sciences


May 2016

Dawn McConkieMusic


May 2016

Brice ObermeyerSociology/Anthropology



Kamal LamsalBusiness

School of Business

May 2016

Joyce ZhouBusiness

School of Business May 2017

Carol Daniels Psychology

Teachers College May 2016

Paul Luebbers Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Teachers College May 2017

Colby Cooper 

ASG May 2016

Ashlea Chapman

Student May 2016


Student May 2016


Student May 2016

Membership Composition, Selection and Length of terms:

The Undergraduate Research Committee shall consist of fourteen (14) members.

Two (2) ex officio members: 1) The Dean or Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who will serve as the administrative liaison and 2) the Director of the University Honors Program. 

Eight (8) faculty who will be appointed by the Provost and serve two year terms: Four (4) representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, two (2) the School of Business, and (2) the Teachers College. 

Four (4) undergraduate students:  one (1) appointed by the Associate Student Government and three (3) appointed by the members of the committee. All will serve one-year terms