Undergraduate research ranging from science to performing arts on public display at MSU

Posted at 9:34 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 13:22:21-04

Ranging from agriculture and science to performing arts to business and entrepreneurship, 928 MSU undergraduate students from 14 colleges will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the MSU Union.

More than 740 undergraduate student research projects will be presented on a wide variety of topics including: impact of human presence on bird diversity and abundance; comparative state redistricting plans; the Americanization of immigrant cuisine; and faces of Flint. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual UURAF, co-sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Honors College, provides MSU undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity with faculty, peers and external audiences. Students can choose how they present their work, in the form of a poster or oral presentation.

Monetary prizes are awarded to recognize exemplary achievement. One first place award of $100 will be given in each section. First place award recipients are eligible to submit their work for the grand prize awards. Two grand prizes of $500 each will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences and communication arts and sciences categories.

More information about the 2017 forum can be found online.

As part of the University Research Corridor, MSU, along with its partners, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, drew $1.1 billion in federal research dollars into Michigan in 2016.