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April 20: 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Event set from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Centennial Student Union.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-13-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Nearly 200 students from Minnesota State University, Mankato will be presenting their research, creative and scholarly projects through poster presentations, oral papers, visual art, displays and performance art at the University’s 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. A dinner will begin at 5 p.m. to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Inspiring Students Creating Scholars.”

The April 20 conference, featuring 155 presentations, is free and open to the public, with poster sessions scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom. Oral sessions will be held in various CSU rooms during morning sessions at 10 a.m. and 11:05 a.m., and in the afternoon at 1:05 p.m., 2:10 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. A creative works exhibit will be on display from 7-9 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Gallery, located in the CSU basement near the Hearth Lounge.

The complete schedule of events for the symposium is available here.

For additional information, please contact Heather Von Bank, coordinator of Minnesota State Mankato’s 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium, by email at or by phone at 507-389-2668.

Minnesota State Mankato’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium acquaints undergraduates with the process and rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner in an academic setting.

Minnesota State Mankato established its Undergraduate Research Center in 2009 and in April 2012 was host for the first Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity, with participation from six Minnesota state universities. In January 2015, the Council on Undergraduate Research, an organization that promotes high-quality faculty-undergraduate collaborative research and scholarly work, recognized Minnesota State Mankato as a national leader in undergraduate research.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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