Mississippi State University’s 2019 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the Colvard Student Union.
Research posters will be displayed and judged from 1:00pm-3:30pm in the Union Ballroom on the 2nd floor. Arts & Humanities oral presentations will begin at 1:00pm in the Fowlkes Auditorium. An award cermony will follow.
All undergraduate participants are eligibale to win gift card prizes valuing $200 (1st place), $100 (2nd place), and $50 (3rd place) for each research category. The number of awards may differ in each category based on the number of participants.
Entries are now being accepted!
Entry Deadline: 11:59pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is held twice a year in the spring and summer semesters and is open to all undergraduate students engaged in research. The Symposium provides the opportunity for students to showcase faculty-guided, cutting edge research and creative activity by students from diverse departments, colleges, and research centers across campus through poster and oral presentation sessions.
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is hosted by the Shackouls Honors College in collaboration the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL), the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President, the Office of Research & Economic Development, the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, the Graduate School, and the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity. Prizes for academic areas are being partially supported by Phi Kappa Phi. The Shackouls Honors College has provided summer research support to some of the students presenting with additional funding from Mississippi State University's Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) and the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC).
In recognition of Mississippi State University's Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, the Undergraduate Research Symposium is pleased to be continuing to include a Community Engagement track in the spring symposium competition, sponsored by the Center for Community-Engaged Learning. There will also be separate competitions in Public Health Research, sponsored by the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, and a Thesis Research Competition, sponsored by the Graduate School. The Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity will also recognize an enginerring undergraduate student with the TomorrowBuilder Award.