The 15th 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 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Oral Session 01
Oral Session 02
English & History
Oral Session 03
Oral Session 04
History & Sociology
Oral Session 05
Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy & Chemistry and Geology
Oral Session 06
Psychology & Ethnic Studies
Oral Session 07
World Languages and Cultures & Communication Studies
Oral Session 08
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Oral Session 09
Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 10
Automotive Engineering Technology
Oral Session 11
Electrical Engineering
Oral Session 12
Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 13
Economics & Management
Oral Session 14
Automotive Engineering Technology & Integrated Engineering
Oral Session 15
Oral Session 16
Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 17
Biological Sciences
Poster Session A
Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Geology, Civil Engineering, Computer Information Science, Integrated Engineering, Management, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Marketing and International Business & Mathematics and Statistics
Poster Session B
Anthropology, Art, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Construction Management, Dental Hypiene, Elementary and Early Childhood Educaiton, Family Consumer Science, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, Government, Human Performance, Psychology, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies, & World Languages and Cultures