Just received information about this:
Each year, an event called “Posters on the Hill,” organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research, allows sixty competitively selected posters of undergraduate research projects to be displayed on the U.S. Capitol during a late afternoon reception. In the morning of the same day, there is an orientation session, followed by visits from students and their faculty mentors to their Representatives and Senators' offices. This event will occur in the Spring of 2010 and applications are currently being accepted until November 10, 2009. I strongly encourage SIUC students involved in undergraduate research to apply. Please see the following website for more information and their application portal - http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html.
I attended the event this past May with the SIUC zoology student who was selected, Andrew Dennhardt, and I would be happy to help with the application process or with any questions you may have.
Meg Zimlich Martin
Research Project Specialist & Director of REACH
Office of Research Development and Administration
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Woody Hall C-213
900 South Normal Street, Mail Code 4709
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 453-8038 fax