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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Undergraduate Research Center

Getting Involved

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Consult the [PDF] URC Brochure (9 MiB) for an overview of the URC.

Start by searching for opportunities with faculty members who are looking for undergraduate research assistants. In many cases, this step requires that you actively seek the advice of others. For example:

  • Ask your faculty advisor for suggested faculty mentors that are doing research in your area of interest.
  • Ask other students who are participating in research who they work with and to describe their research experience.
  • Ask your class instructors for suggestions.
  • Look at university websites that list faculty research interests. Attend campus seminars to become familiar with areas of research.
  • Talk with your professors!
See current research positions here or past mentors who have led undergraduate research here.

Funding is available for student research and creative activity, but it is not required in order to present your project. Grant Writing Workshops are available to assist you in this process. Workshops will be held this fall for more information about fall research grants!
  • Fall Grant Applications Due October 10th at 12:00 pm to URC office-265 Morris Hall
  • If you receive funding, you are required to present your project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April. However, funding is not required in order to present.

More information about funding can be found here

There are many opportunities to present your work at various conferences and meetings including, but not limited to:
Please visit each conference’s page for application requirements and deadlines.

Students who presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium have the opportunity to submit their presentation to the online archive called the Proceedings.
Students can submit papers and reports to the Journal of Undergraduate Research (JUR) which is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal published annually. 

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