the 11th 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. This year's conference has seen tremendous growth in the number of participants! Projects, submitted by 320 student researchers representing all University 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 180 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 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 27 and 28, 2009. 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 2009 Undergraduate Research Conference:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Oral Session 01
Art and Art History
Oral Session 02
Communication Studies, Education Studies, Elementary and Childhood Education, and Speech Communications
Oral Session 03
Anthropology, History, Psychology, and Speech Communications
Oral Session 04
Automotive Engineering and Technology, Computer Science, and Construction Management
Oral Session 05
Chemistry, Mathematics, and Statistics
Oral Session 06
Biology and Chemistry
Oral Session 07
Business Law
Oral Session 08
Human Performance, Speech Communications, and Women Studies
Oral Session 09
Social Work
Oral Session 10
Business Law
Oral Session 11
Oral Session 12
Women Studies
Poster Session A
College of Arts and Humanities & College of Social and Behavioral Studies
Poster Session B
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and College of Social and Behavioral Science
Poster Session C
College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
URC Performance Presentation