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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Undergraduate Research Center

Participation Steps

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Required for participation in the Symposium:

  • One semester prior to the Symposium, find a faculty mentor and develop a research topic or creative project.
  • Submit your abstract: Online submission is now open. Apply at Applications are due March 7 at 5pm. 
  • Prepare for your presentation by attending the Symposium Workshop
    • For oral presentations (choose 1):
      • Tuesday, April 8 at 10am in CSU 201
      • Wednesday, April 9 at 4pm in CSU 201
    • For poster presentations (choose 1):
      • Wednesday, April 9 at 3pm in MH 102
      • Thursday, April 10 at 10am in CSU 201
    • For creative presentations:
      • Friday, April 11 at 2pm in CSU 202
  • Present your presentation at the Symposium on Monday, April 21.


  • Do you want funding for your research project? If yes, see Funding Opportunities. Pay close attention to submission deadlines and guidelines. If a grant is awarded, you will work with faculty mentor and department secretary to purchase supplies and/or receive yourstipend payment. Grants are awarded in the Fall and Summer.
  • Librarians can help you find resources. You can make an appointment for a one-on-one research consultation via the Ask a Librarian page.
  • If your project involves humans or animals, you will need to request IRB or IACUC approval.