Research and Creative Achievement Week

RCAW 2019


Abstract submission for RCAW 2019 are closed.


April 1 – 8th, 2019
Main Student Center




The 2019 Conference offers options for oral and poster, and for face-to-face and online presentations.  Please be sure to choose one of each option on the abstract submission form.  The details for all options are located on the Format tab/page as well. The number of oral or poster, face-to-face presentations may be limited based on a first submitted basis due to space constraints.  Please note that students may print RCAW posters
at no charge through the large format poster printing service offered by ITCS.

ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week provides students with an excellent opportunity to practice their presentation skills and meet other creative scholars at ECU with similar interests.

UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students, and POSTDOCTORAL scholars (you must be a current East Carolina University student or postdoctoral scholar to submit an abstract) are invited to present their research to fellow students, colleagues, faculty, and the local community in a professional, conference-style setting.  We define research as an original systematic investigation and/or original creative activity designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge or culture.

Students may present their research in any one of the following categories:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Community Engagement
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine & Performing Arts
  • Human Health
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Technology and Computer Science
  • Visual Art & Design

If you are interested in participating in ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, please complete an abstract submission form and submit it as required.  Abstract submissions for 2019 will be accepted from January 7 – February 1, 2019.  Go to the Abstract Submission page to learn more about the submission process.  Please pay careful attention to the abstract submission guidelines provided.

We reserve the right to shift abstracts into other categories in order to achieve a best fit and to ensure we have at least five submissions in each category.

If you would like to Volunteer or have Questions, E-mail:

The survey for the passport event is located here.

Points of Contact

Tom McConnell, Chair

Mary Farwell, Co-chair