Undergraduate Research Symposium

This all-day event is hosted by the Undergraduate Research Center. Students from many different disciplines present and share their scholarship with other students and faculty across campus. The day ends with a closing ceremony and keynote address in the CSU Ballroom. 

2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This year, the Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in a joint format. Projects involving all disciplines and all forms of research, scholarly, and creative activity are encouraged to participate.

Undergraduate Research Symposium - Live! will be held in the Centennial Student Union with in-person poster and oral presentations, as well as creative expositions. The Undergraduate Research Symposium - Live! will take place Tuesday, April 12th, 2022. The deadline for the "Intent to Present" in this format is March 14th, 2022. Prior to the Undergraduate Research Symposium - Live! event, you must also upload presentation materials to the digital conference platform we will be using, including your presentation PDF, an abstract, a brief video description of the project, and presenter and mentor information.

In-Person Presention/pOster Upload

In addition to the in-person event, the Undergraduate Research Symposium - Virtual! event will offer an asynchronous, online-only option in which students upload a PDF of their presentation along with a video overview of their project. The deadline for the "Intent to Present" in this format is April 8th, 2022. Examples of a similar format can be found on the 2021 URS website. Presenters will be able to upload their presentations as an asynchronous, online-only presentation until April 25th, 2022.

2022 Intent to Present Form

2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium - Live! Schedule

Check-in Opens 9:00 am (CSU Ballroom)

Oral Presentation Session 1 10:00 am - 11:00 am (CSU 201)

Oral Presentation Session 2 10:00 am - 11:00 am (CSU 255)

Poster Session 1 10:00 am - 11:30 am (CSU Ballroom)

Flash Workshop: "Finding Your Research Topic" 11:45 am - 12:15 pm (CSU 255)

University Fellowships Luncheon 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CSU 203)

Oral Presentation Session 3 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (CSU 201)

Oral Presentation Session 4 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (CSU 255)

Poster Session 2 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (CSU Ballroom)

Oral Presentation Session 5 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (CSU 201)

Oral Presentation Session 6 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (CSU 255)

Keynote Address by Dr. Samantha Katner: "Undergraduate Research Students Tackle Cancer Research” 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm (CSU 255)

Faculty Panel: "Mentoring Undergraduate Students" 4:15 pm-4:45 pm (CSU 255)

Oral Session Schedules: https://mnscu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/mf2762ys_minnstate_edu/ES5nEF8UXONMg7cAvIfHiHUBFu5VcRc5G9KRwyB-MgEQxA 

Poster Session Schedules: https://mnscu-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/mf2762ys_minnstate_edu/EZyZHh0HPRVHjj36jCtSzhUBnt2CTYdtsiS6Gyp9yuEokg 

All presentations and sessions will be held in the CSU.