The 16th 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 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Creative Works Gallery
Poster Session A
Biology, Chemistry and Geology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, & Nursing
Poster Session B
Anthropology, Art, Communication Disorders, Construction Management, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Studies, Family Consumer Science, Government, Human Performance, Management, Nursing, Psychology, & World Languages and Cultures
Oral Session 1
Art & Dance
Oral Session 2
English & Scandinavian Studies
Oral Session 3
Oral Session 4
Oral Session 5
Integrated Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology
Oral Session 6
Oral Session 7
Automotive Engineering Technology
Oral Session 8
Anthropology, Family Consumer Science, & Health Science
Oral Session 9
Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 10
History & Political Science
Oral Session 11
Integrated Engineering & Mechanical Engineering
Oral Session 12
Mathematics and Statistics & Automotive Engineering Technology
Oral Session 13
Automotive Engineering Technology
Oral Session 14
Elementary and Early Childhood Education & Special Education
Oral Session 15
Gender and Women's Studies