The College of Natural and Applied Sciences is excited to host the 2020 CNAS Undergraduate Research Symposium virtually as the college’s first online conference.
The research symposium will take place Nov. 12-16.
All current CNAS undergraduate students and Dec. 2019 graduates are invited to submit a poster and video for the event.
Dr. Kyoungtae Kim, associate dean of CNAS, outlines all the virtual symposium will offer.
Engage with the scientific community
Participants will present research data they obtained working with their peers or advisor.
Through these presentations, participants will receive feedback from judges and attendees about the quality of the research.
“Students will learn how they can improve their methods for future research,” Kim said. “They will also have the chance to build their resumes and network.”
Dr. Tamera Jahnke, dean of CNAS, stresses the value of engaging with the scientific community at the undergraduate level.
“My very first research presentation was as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa,” Jahnke said. “It’s an important opportunity – one I believe all CNAS students should receive during their time at Missouri State.”
Receive a chance at awards
Judges will award cash prizes to presentation winners in each department of CNAS and the Cooperative Engineering Program.
These awards include:
- $100 for first place recipients
- $50 for second place recipients
Judging will occur 4-6 p.m. Nov. 12. Presenters must commit to being online during the judging time.
Presenters must be available to answer questions Nov. 13-16 to be eligible for the awards.
Register for the virtual event
Students can sign up for the virtual event using their university email at ForagerOne.
There, they can upload their abstract, poster and a short video.
Submissions are due by noon Nov. 9.
Students can contact their advisor to learn how to submit an abstract.