2024 Central States Communication Association
President's Undergraduate Honors Research Conference

Grand Rapids, MI

April 5 - 6, 2024


The 2024 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference (UHRC) will be held Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 during the 93rd annual CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, MI. The UHRC offers undergraduate students an opportunity to share their original research projects and provides a forum through which they can inquire about graduate study, meet graduate faculty, and interact with some of the leading scholars in the discipline of communication. The UHRC features a graduate school open house.

Outstanding papers will be recognized including a Top Paper Award. In conjunction with the National Communication Association, the UHRC will also recognize the Lambda Pi Eta Top Paper Award. Created in 2019, the Lambda Pi Eta Top Paper Award recognizes the outstanding research of undergraduates at the regional level. The award will be presented to the Lambda Pi Eta member with the highest ranked individually authored paper at the Undergraduate Honors Research Conference.

The UHRC is open to students who were enrolled as undergraduates during the 2023 calendar year (spring, summer, and/or fall). Submissions must have been completed by those students (not coauthored with faculty) during the aforementioned year.

Submission instructions:

  1. The paper should have a title page that does not include author contact information.
  2. On your cover page, please indicate that you are an inducted Lambda Pi Eta member as it helps us identify competitive submissions eligible for this award.
  3. The paper should be saved as a PDF document.
  4. Papers may be submitted by the author or the faculty advisor.

Submissions must be received via the submission site no later than Friday, 11:59 PM (CST), January 12, 2024.

Online Submission Link

Queries and submissions should be addressed to the current CSCA President:

Ahmet Atay