Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity 2023 Celebration to take place in Dower Center at Westfield State University

WESTFIELD, MA – Westfield State University’s annual Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA) celebration will take place on Friday, April 21, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Catherine Dower Center for the Performing and Fine Arts building on campus.

CURCA is a collaborative experience which highlights and showcases undergraduate work created by students of all disciplines. The annual showcase includes presentations from more than 250 Westfield State students.

The CURCA celebration features work from various levels of the curriculum, including first year and common core classes, independent studies, major-specific classes, summer research programs, and honors projects. Majors and mediums such as videography, visual poetry, digital storytelling, and posters of all varieties are emphasized as the penultimate results of their hard work during the semester, whether this developed during their regular classes, or through independent research and internships.

CURCA is free to attend and open to the public.


Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barriers to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society.

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