Call for submission: Your abstracts for “Posters at St. Paul”

Students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 Posters at St. Paul, a multi-disciplinary poster presentation opportunity that highlights the work being done at Minnesota State colleges and universities.

Submissions are open to Metropolitan State University undergraduate students, however, recent graduates are eligible if the submitted work was done as an undergraduate student. Faculty mentors will work with the students whose submissions are selected to develop the abstract into a poster to be displayed at the event.

Metropolitan State University will have four spots at the March 2 event at the State Capitol rotunda. Student-led collaborative work is accepted, but research groups are limited to two presenters due to room capacity. If selected, students will write letters to their state legislators to set up appointments (a sample letter will be provided) and their abstracts will be published in the event booklet. Accepted projects will be notified by mid-January and posters will be due Feb. 1.

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars, a consortium of Minnesota State institutions that support undergraduate research, scholarly works and creative activity, is hosting the event.

Abstracts of up to 250 words should be submitted to Jennifer Schultz (Jennifer.schultz@metrostate.edu) by Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Contact Schultz at 612-659-7295 for more information.

Previous presentation have included topics such as, “The Radioactive Nature Reserve: Exploring the Ecological Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster,” “Importance of Improving Employee Retention,” “What it Means to be “Under the Sea”: Examining Body as Identity in a Metaphorical Transgender Narrative and the Damages of Accepting Binary Interpretations of Gender in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” “Full Disk, Mobile Message Encryption” and “Comparison of Non-Parametric and Parametric Methods for Testing Changes in Likert-type Scale Assessments.”