Line drawing in orange gold of UC Davis landscape inlcuding buildings and water tower on a background of yellow/gold/orange water color shapes the conference title printed on the left with RESEARCH in multicolored capital letters to the left and the date April 26 - 27, 2024 in the upper right


Faculty, sign up to moderate

Please consider volunteering to serve as a moderator to enrich the experience of undergraduate student presenters for the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference (URSCA)at the University Credit Union Center and Wellman Hall for both in-person presentations and exhibits as well as some virtual programming April 26-27. 

The annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference depends on the expertise and participation of UC Davis faculty members to serve as moderators. We seek faculty moderators from all disciplines to provide comments and questions to the student presenters (conference moderators do not be judge presentations).  The time commitment is 1-1.5 hours plus, arriving 10-15 minutes before session to check in. 

See details below for moderator responsibilities. 

Thank you for your continued support of undergraduate student research, scholarship and creative activities!

Moderator information

Poster moderator 

Poster sessions take place Friday, April 26th in the afternoon and early evening hours in the University Credit Union Center. Each moderator is responsible for just one of the hour-long sessions (unless you opt for more than one session). During the session, the moderator is assigned to around four scholarly posters related or closely related to their discipline. Faculty moderators are asked to visit each assigned poster to hear the presentation, ask questions and present a certificate of participation to the student(s).  The sessions are scheduled at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Check-in table is on the Conference Floor, not in the foyer of the NE entrance as last year. Moderators will be given their moderator packet containing the certificates for the presenters with a cover sheet with the session number, poster position numbers, name of students and their abstract titles.

Arts and design exhibit moderator 

The arts and design exhibit runs concurrent to the poster sessions April 26 in the University Credit Union Center. Each moderator for the arts and design exhibit is assigned no more than five installations. We ask that the moderator visit each installation, interact with the student, ask questions and present them with their certificate of participation. Moderating duties should take less than one hour and can happen at any time during conference hours on Friday.

Oral moderator 

The oral sessions take place 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in Wellman Hall. Each moderator leads one 90-minute session beginning at either 1 or 3 p.m. (moderators are asked to check in 10-15 minutes before the session).  Check-in will take place in Welllman Hall Room 107 (Headquarters for the Conference Oral Sessions).  Each session has a maximum of six (6) student presenters. Oral moderators are expected to welcome the guests, introduce student presenters, ask questions if none from the audience, keep the session running on time and present the student presenters with their certificates.  A packet with the list of presenters in order and their topics, instructions and 2-minute alert sign  for the presenters are provided to faculty moderators at check in.   There will already be laptops in each room connected to the AV.  Each student will login in to their own google and present form their google slides.  There will be an IT person on hand to help with any trouble shooting. 

Sign up to moderate

Questions? Email