About R&CW



Research and creativity are at their best when challenged.

The R&CW Conference is designed to give students the opportunity to prepare research and creative works for presentation in a professional setting. Judges give feedback based on the students' preparation, presentation, and hireability. Students compete with their peers to challenge themselves, their work, and their goals. 

Students from every discipline on campus, from hard sciences to creative fields, can participate in the conference. Students are required to work in association with a faculty mentor, ensuring the highest caliber of work. 

Projects can be submitted by an individual or a group. Students are to submit work of significant quality (think 300-400 course level) that may include:

  • an original research project
  • a Senior thesis
  • a Capstone project
  • an analysis of literary work
  • a meta-analysis research
  • a variety of original artistic expressions

Submissions will be assigned to a symposium corresponding to the participant's discipline. Each symposium will be provided with judges that will give critical feedback and offer suggestions to the participants.

The Research and Creative Works Conference experience provides students with personal, academic, and professional growth. Since the conference first started in 2006, it has seen immense growth. We hope that you can be part of the great tradition of research and creativity here at BYU-Idaho. 

Chart depicting RCW Participants

Send an email to rcw@byui.edu or find us on Facebook if you have any additional questions. The conference program can be downloaded here.