Research in the Capitol will be Monday, March 25, 2024 11:30-1:30pm.  The event will take place at the Iowa State House in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2024 RIC application period has closed. Notification of selected participants will be posted by March 15th.

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 (UI, ISU, and UNI).  

Overhead shot of RIC mid-event

Each year, 20 students from each university bring research posters to display at Iowa's Statehouse. Students use their posters as a backdrop to discuss their work with Iowa's legislators. This event also allows students to practice discussing their work with officials, outlining 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, though only 20 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)