The 18th 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 2016 Undergraduate Reseach Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Oral Session 01
Art and Art History
Oral Session 02
Oral Session 03
Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Oral Session 04
Gender and Women's Studies and Psychology
Oral Session 05
Elementary Education
Oral Session 06
Automotive & Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Oral Session 07
Psychology and Human Performance
Oral Session 08
Gender and Women's Studies
Oral Session 09
Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science
Oral Session 10
Oral Session 11
Sociology, Anthropology, and Communication Studies
Oral Session 12
History & Elementary Education
Oral Session 13
Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, Integrated Engineering, and Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Oral Session 14
Oral Session 15
Poster Session A
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Integrated Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Physics, and Mathematics
Poster Session B
Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Studies, English, Family Consumer Science, Geography, German, Health Science, Human Performance, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology