The 14th Annual MSU, Mankato Undergraduate Research Symposium, featured scholarship and creative activities from all six colleges. The Symposium acquaints undergraduates with the process and rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner in an academic setting. The conference highlights work that is supported by many. In all cases, faculty have given generously of their time and talents but are equally rewarded by the mentoring experience. Some students have received grants from the MSU Foundation, the North Star STEM Alliance, the MSU Undergraduate Research Center, the Honors Program, various MSU academic departments, and other supporters.

Students presented their work at the conference orally, in poster format, or, as part of a creativity exhibit. We congratulate these students for their accomplishments and hope that this experience helps to launch productive and satisfying academic and professional careers.

Browse the contents of 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Oral Session 01
Automotive Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Integrated Engineering
Oral Session 02
Oral Session 03
Oral Session 04
Mathematics and Integrated Engineering
Oral Session 05
Human Performance and Nursing
Oral Session 06
Oral Session 07
Psychology, Social Work and Communication Studies
Oral Session 08
Biological Sciences and Philososphy
Oral Session 09
Automotive Engineering Technology
Oral Session 10
Sociology, Government, and Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 11
Oral Session 12
Elementary Education, English, and World Languages and Cultures
Oral Session 13
Geology, Physics, and Integrated Engineering
Oral Session 14
Mathematics and Civil Engineering
Oral Session 15
Oral Session 16
History, German and Theatre
Poster Session A
Automotive Engineering Technology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Geology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Integrated Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
Poster Session B
Art, Business, Communication Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Human Performance, Humanities, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Nursing, Political Science, and Psychology