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MSU's Spring 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium & Community Engagement presentations

April 13, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Griffis Hall

Join us for the spring 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This symposium is open to ALL undergraduate students engaged in research. The symposium is hosted by the Shackouls Honors College in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence (CASLE), the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President, and the Office of Research & Economic Development. The Symposium will be held in Griffis Hall (on all four floors, the various seminar rooms, and the 4th floor Forum Room) and is an opportunity to showcase faculty-guided student research and creative activity from diverse departments, colleges and research centers across campus. In recognition of MSU’s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, for the fifth year, a community engagement track will be included. For more information go to http://www.honors.msstate.edu/research/symposium/.




Bagley College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Stipend Deadline September 4

The purpose of this program is to promote and support undergraduate research at MSU within the BCoE, its associated research centers, and across the university. Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program within the BCoE and have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 will have the opportunity to participate in research under the mentorship of a BCoE faculty member. The research activities may be either experimental laboratory research or computational theoretical research and should have a clearly stated objective/hypothesis and research aims. Students can propose research projects for one semester or one academic year. Students are required to present their work at the spring undergraduate research symposium.

Students selected will receive a stipend for $1250 per semester.

The payments will be made directly to their student accounts on October 1 and November 15.

Each payment will be $625.

Awards will be announced September 15.

Students are expected to typically spend 10-15 hours per week on research.

All recipients must submit a copy of their abstract and presentation from the undergraduate research symposium to Dr. Warnock (jwarnock@bagley.msstate.edu) before May 1, 2017. For more information go to http://www.bagley.msstate.edu/undergraduate-research-stipend/




Undergraduate Research Showcased at MSU Symposium

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Nearly two dozen students recently were recognized at Mississippi State for successful faculty-guided research efforts during the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the university’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College.

Projects submitted for the annual competition were assigned to one of four categories, including arts and humanities, biological sciences and engineering, physical sciences and engineering, and social sciences. In recognition of the university’s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, a community engagement and service learning track also was included for the fourth year.

A team of 42 campus faculty members representing a cross-section of academic areas served as judges for the competition.




Registration is now open for the 2016 College of Education Research Forum

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Faculty and students are invited to attend the 9th Annual College of Education Research Forum: Fostering Research in Teaching through Partnerships. The forum will focus on creating and sustaining successful partnerships with research.

If you are participating in the research poster and/or paper competitions, please use the provided link to register. If you plan to attend the conference and will not participate in the poster or paper competition, your registration is still needed. Faculty members are encouraged to bring classes to the forum. The registration deadline is April 12, 2016.

To register to attend the forum, click here.




MSU's Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016

Join us for the spring 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This symposium is open to ALL undergraduate students engaged in research. The symposium is hosted by the Shackouls Honors College in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence (CASLE), the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President, the Office of Research & Economic Development, and Extension Services. The Symposium will be held in Griffis Hall (on all four floors, the various seminar rooms, and the 4th floor Forum Room) and is an opportunity to showcase faculty-guided student research and creative activity from diverse departments, colleges and research centers across campus. In recognition of MSU’s Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, for the fourth year, a community engagement track will be included.




MSU Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR), April 29-30, 2016

The History Department at Mississippi State University invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers for the 8th annual Symposium for History Undergraduate Research(SHUR). The symposium will provide students with the opportunity to present and discuss their work in the format of an academic history conference. It is scheduled for April 29-30, 2016, on the Mississippi State campus in Starkville, MS. The theme of the symposium is “Everything Old is New Again: Creative Approaches to Familiar Subjects in History.”

We welcome papers on any historical topic, including those that reflect the Mississippi State University History Department’s strengths in the history of science and technology; agricultural, rural, and environmental history; the history of international security and internal safety; the Civil War; gender history; and African American history and civil rights.

The paper should be based on the student’s original research in primary sources. Interested students should submit a proposal or abstract of not more than 500 words to Dr. Matthew Lavine at shur@lists.msstate.edu by March 1, 2016. Students whose papers have been accepted will be notified by March 15, 2016. The History Department will offset the costs of one night’s lodging for presenters and provide a BBQ banquet on Friday night.

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