Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Undergraduate researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their application for the honor of presenting at the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol poster symposium which will take place during March 1-3 2023.

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 2022-2023 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.

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 2023 student presenters!

Hursen Adjovi - junior in Computer Science, will present "Biometric Property of Muzzle in Deep Neural Network-based Cattle Identification". Hursen is mentored by William Hsu, professor in Computer and Information Science.

Eden Brockman - senior in Journalism and Mass Communications, will present "Political Polarization Among Generation Z in Kansas". Eden is mentored by Andrew Smith, Professor of Practive in the A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication.

Kian Fogarty - sophomore in Human Health Biology, will present "Do Ecotypes of Big Bluestem Grass Grow Better When Matched With Their Local Soil Microbes?". Kian is mentored by Loretta Johnson, professor in the Division of Biology.

Chanae Parker - senior in Animal Science and Industry, will present "Understanding Skeletal Muscle Metabolism as a Means to Improve Livestock Feed Efficiency". Chanae is mentored by Morgan Zumbaugh, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science and Industry.

Susie Wilkinson - senior in Psychology, will present "Defendant Counterclaim Importance in the Percetions of Judges IPV Ruling". Susie is mentored by Laura Brannon, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences.

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.