The Third Annual Undergraduate Research Conference recognizes and celebrates undergraduate research and creative activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Our faculty are committed to undergraduate research and organizing this conference has revealed both the long and productive record of undergraduate research on campus and the many benefits that occur as the result of faculty mentoring undergraduate students. Students involved in these efforts have better retention rates, excel academically and are more competitive in the job market and graduate school admissions. This formal publication presents the conference features 37 oral and performance based/visual arts presentations, and 21 poster presentations from seven campus colleges. Our congratulations to the students and their faculty members.