The 10th annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides an exciting opportunity for the University to showcase the research and creative activity of our undergraduate students. These projects, submitted by 195 students representing six colleges, are the result of collaboration between talented and motivated undergraduate students and their dedicated faculty mentors. This year there will be a total of 155 presentations affording a wide array of on-going, outstanding scholarly and creative activity on our campus. Abstracts of these oral, performance, or visual arts projects and posters accepted for presentation are contained in this formal publication. We applaud the work of these students and the 78 committed faculty members who served as mentors and encourage faculty, students, staff and guests to attend the formal presentations that will take place in the Centennial Student Union on April 21st and 22nd, 2008. Our vision to be known as a university where people expect to go further than they thought possible is clearly demonstrated by these students and faculty. The entire University community celebrates the achievements of these outstanding undergraduate students and congratulates all participating students and their faculty mentors.

Browse the contents of 2008 Undergraduate Research Conference:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2008 Undergraduate Research Conference
Oral Session 01
Oral Session 02
Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology, Mathematics & Statistics, and Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Oral Session 03
Business, Economics, Law Enforcement, and Political Science
Oral Session 04
Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Geology, and Physics & Astronomy
Oral Session 05
Women's Studies and Speech Communication
Oral Session 06
Women's Studies
Oral Session 07
English, Humanities, Music and Speech Communication
Oral Session 08
Women's Studies
Oral Session 09
Oral Session 10
Automotive Engineering, Technology
Oral Session 11
Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, and History
Oral Session 12
Family and Consumer Science, Human Performance, Nursing, Aviation, and Speech Communication
Oral Session 13
Speech Communication, Special Education, Sociology & Corrections, and Social Work
Poster Session A
College of Allied Health and Nursing, College of Education, and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Poster Session B
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
URC Performance Presentation
Theatre and Dance