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April 11: 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Event will be held in Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-5-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato is holding its 19th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 11, with poster sessions from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on campus in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The event is free and open to the public. Oral sessions will take place throughout the day, and a creative works exhibit will be on display from 3-4:45 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union Gallery (lower level). A complete schedule of events is available online.

One hundred ninety-eight Minnesota State Mankato undergraduate students will make 137 presentations (39 oral, 98 posters) during the symposium. A symposium abstract that lists all of this year’s projects is available online.

For more information, please contact faculty member Karla Lassonde, director of the Undergraduate Research Center, or graduate assistant Jessica Wiswell, at or 507-389-5191.

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 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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