The 20th 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 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Abstract Booklet
Complete Listing of Abstracts, Sessions, and a Schedule of Events for the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Oral Session 01
Oral Session 02
Communication Studies, Philosophy, and Business Law
Oral Session 03
Educational Studies: Elementary and Early Childhood
Oral Session 04
German and Dance
Oral Session 05
Anthropology and Psychology
Oral Session 06
Oral Session 07
Educational Studies: K-12 and Secondary Programs
Oral Session 08
Family Consumer Science, Human Performance, and Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services
Oral Session 09
Automotive Engineering
Oral Session 10
Environmental Sciences and Biology
Oral Session 11
Integrated Engineering and Automotive Engineering
Poster Session A
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Construction Management, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Statistics, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Automotive Engineering Technology, and Physics
Poster Session B
Communication Disorders, Psychology, Health Science, Human Performance, Nursing, Family Consumer Science, Dental Hygiene, German, and Economics