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NDSU symposium to showcase student research

Posted on 8/2/2018

The NDSU College of Science and Mathematics is scheduled to host its Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, Aug. 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Plains room.

The symposium will feature the research of more than 50 undergraduate and high school students who have been working at NDSU during the summer.

According to Jennifer Momsen, associate professor of biological sciences,the symposium is a capstone experience for the students. Attendees will see a wide array of research projects in such areas as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematic) education, chemistry, biology and computer science.

"Many are participants in National Science Foundation-supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs," Momsen explained. "The symposium is an excellent professional development opportunity for the students, and an opportunity to learn more about the exciting work being done by faculty within the college."

Allie Osgood, a junior from Lewis and Clark College, will be one of the student presenters. She has been on the NDSU campus this summer working with Kimberly Booth, assistant professor of practice in biological sciences, and Skyylar Muehleisen, a student from Auburn University, to create a rubric and analyze data regarding a biology laboratory course for non-majors.

"I have learned so much this summer about career options, Discipline-Based Educational Research and research as a whole," Osgood said. "This event is an opportunity to share what I've been working on all summer, and I am excited to share something I'm passionate about."

Osgood said she also is looking forward to seeing the final product produced by other student researchers. "I'm really grateful for my experience here this summer," she said. "The symposium will be a nice culmination for everyone to share the projects we have worked so hard on."

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