Mission: SIRC provides an opportunity for students from across majors and disciplines, to present their research and scholarship, receive meaningful feedback, and develop scholarly community.

The 13th annual Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference will be held on the Whitworth University campus on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. The submission window for abstracts is open now and will remain open until 5 p.m. (PST) on March 1st, 2016.

Regular Sessions: Undergraduate students from the greater Spokane area and beyond are invited to present original, faculty-advised research in many disciplines. Submissions may be original work conducted as part of regular classroom activities or performed outside of class under the direction of a faculty mentor. The standard for quality at SIRC is that the research be suitable for submission to a conference within a specific discipline as determined by a faculty sponsor. Students are welcome to submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentations.

Special Sessions: Faculty may propose a special topics session and invite student presenters. Students must then indicate on their application that they are participating in a special topics session. The faculty proposer(s) will be responsible for recruiting presenters and identifying a faculty moderator for the session. Although regular sessions are intended for undergraduate students only, we welcome proposals for specials sessions from both graduate and undergraduate programs. The special session proposal form is available now and will close at 5 p.m., February 15th.

Questions? Please contact Deanna Ojennus, Ph.D., at