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Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Applications for 2022 are open

Click the following link to apply: https://bit.ly/URDC2022

Undergraduate researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their application for the honor of presenting at the Virtual Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol poster symposium which will take place during March 22022

This event will showcase the work of up to 40 Kansas undergraduate student projects representing each of the state’s eight public 4-year institutions. The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to participate with faculty members in research at all state institutions. This event will also emphasize higher education’s role in developing educated citizens and preparing a workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state.

Participants should be able to convey their experience and enthusiasm to state representatives, senators, and other state officials in a poster session.  Projects from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged - especially posters that relate to the state of Kansas and issues important to the state legislature (e.g. education, health, agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, energy, transportation, manufacturing, environment, and social services). Up to 5 projects will be selected from each institution, with no more than ten students participating overall.

Researchers must:

  • be undergraduates during the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • have completed research under the guidance of a K-State faculty mentor;
  • follow the methodology of the appropriate academic discipline;
  • have research of sufficient quality to be presented at a professional academic meeting;
  • have the skills, resources, and capacity to produce a professional academic poster;
  • agree to undergo training and rehearse their presentations prior to the Capitol event. 

Applications for 2022 are open

Click the following link to apply: https://bit.ly/URDC2022

In order for your application to be complete it must include:

  • The title of your project
  • A 250-word abstract
  • An updated resume

Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry with any questions at ourci@ksu.edu.

Congratulations to our 2021 student presenters!

You can support students by attending the virtual event on March 2-4, 2021. The event can be accessed by using the following link: http://ltblogs.fhsu.edu/urd2021/

Lindy Maska, senior in human development and family sciences, Gardner, will present "Identifying Assessment Tools of Child-centered Communication for the Development and Evaluation of Divorce Education Programs." Maska is mentored by Anthony Ferraro, assistant professor of human development and family science.

Kourtney Rumback, junior in biology and psychology, Oakley, will present "The behavioral and neuroinflammatory consequences of a high-fat diet." Rumback is mentored by Kimberly Kirkpatrick, professor of psychological sciences.

Rachel Kort, senior in feed science and management, Ayr, Nebraska, will present "Effects of decreasing corn particle size on metabolizable energy and proportions of fecal volatile fatty acids in gestating sows." Kort is mentored by Chad Paulk, assistant professor of feed science and management.

Broderick Sieh, junior in mechanical engineering, Stanton, Nebraska, will present "Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimetry for Flow Field Measurements in a Vertical Water Channel." Sieh is mentored by Hitesh Bindra, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Victoria de Souza, senior in biology, Brazil, will present 'Delineating effects of Cannabis on the human brain: Part 1 — Characterization of human astrocytes. De Souza is mentored by Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology.


 2020 UGRDC

Above picture taken during the Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Day at teh Capitol. Student from left to right: Leonardo Garrido (Electrica Engineering, Jerica Garcia (Kinesiology), Olivia Harrison (Animal Science), Abigail Kamke (Microbiology) and Cesar Aparicio (Chemistry).


Picture of the Kansas State Capitol.