Undergraduate Research Conference
2nd Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference: A Symposium of Scholarly Works and Creative Projects
If you are an undergraduate student who would like to present your work at the next conference, start planning now! The conference is taking place on May 3, 2013 in the North Classroom Atrium from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
All undergraduate majors and concentrations are encouraged to participate!
Important Conference Deadlines
Intent to Present due by March 22, 2013 at noon MST- DUE DATE HAS PASSED
Presentation Abstract Submission due by April 12, 2013 at noon MST- DUE DATE HAS PASSED
Last day to register as an attendee is April 26, 2013 at noon MST- DUE DATE HAS PASSED
Why present at the conference?
- Impress graduate school admissions committees and potential employers
- Make connections with other MSU Denver student researchers and faculty
- Compete for best presentation and poster awards
Interested in participating?
Talk with your favorite professors and explore potential topics
- Consider presenting scholarly projects/research that you've already completed
- Find other students who want to collaborate and, as a group, ask a faculty member to mentor you
- Partially completed projects are welcome. Talk with your faculty mentor to determine whether this would be a good route for you.
You are more than welcome to participate as an attendee. Please make sure to register.
Mr. Dave Gingerich, Senior Staff Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Presentation Title: Help Wanted: Researchers, social scientists and engineers to transform terrestrial-bound human beings into a space-faring species
Presenters at the Undergraduate Research Conference are responsible for ensuring that they have followed appropriate procedures for human subjects research as outlined by the MSU Denver Human Subjects Protection Program. The MSU Denver Institutional Review Board is the final authority on this issue so please refer all questions to them at www.msudenver.edu/irb.
The 1st Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference was held on April 20, 2012 in the North Classroom Atrium and North Classroom Building Classrooms. This university-wide conference successfully showcased the scholarly and creative activities of over 200 undergraduate students at MSU Denver.
For more information about our first conference, please go to the Archive of Previous Conferences.
2nd Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research
Conference Award Winners
President Jordan’s Oral Presentation Award Winners
Best Oral Presentation
Sharon Wharton, Human Development
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Badanes
"Stressed and Depressed: The Role of Self-Compassion in College Students’ Well Being"
Outstanding Oral Presentation
Jennifer Jennings, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Hancock
"The Phototactic Response of Planktonic Marine Crab Larvae to the Wavelength and Intensity of Light"
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation
Nick Nelson, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Bonham and Dr. Douglas Petcoff
"Investigation of Extracellular Microenvironments and Small Molecule Chemistry for the Maintenance and Differentiation of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells to Foster Neural Specification"
Provost Golich’s Poster Presentation Award Winners
Best Poster Presentation
Caitlin McConnell, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lesley Hathorn
"Reading Compensation: Reading Rate as a Predictor of Student Success"
Outstanding Poster Presentation
Jacob Paschall, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Mazurek
"Reducing the Flash-Lag Effect Using Spatial Reference Cues"
Honorable Mention Poster Presentation
Jennifer Kane, Leslie Wall, and Kaitlin Hornbostel, Nutrition
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michelle Tollefson and Dr. Jennifer Weddig
"The effect of immediate and continued skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding duration and exclusivity"