The 17th 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 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Creative Works Gallery
Oral Session 01
Oral Session 02
Oral Session 03
Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering
Oral Session 04
Oral Session 05
Oral Session 06
Biology, Geography, and Geology
Oral Session 07
Elementary Education, Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 08
Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Oral Session 09
Psychology & Communication Disorders
Oral Session 10
Oral Session 11
Oral Session 12
Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Oral Session 13
Sociology, History
Oral Session 14
World Languages
Oral Session 15
Poster Session A
Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Construction Management, Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Poster Session B
Communication Disorders, Dance, Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, Family Consumer Science, Geology, Geography, Health Science, Integrated Engineering, Marketing, Psychology, Social Work, World Languages and Cultures