Research and Sponsored Programs

Posters at St. Paul

Posters at St. Paul

February 28, 2019

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars Posters at St. Paul is a unique event that allows undergraduate students to share the results of their work with legislators and other leaders in state government. This helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by having them talk directly with the students whom these programs impact.

Participation eligibility

The application process is a competitive process.
  • RSP staff will solicit nominations from Deans to identify our top student researchers, and will invite students to participate in a competitive application process.
  • Students will present their research to the St. Cloud State Scholarship, Research, and Creative Achievement Committee (SRCA), who will determine the top four candidates to participate in this prestigious Minnesota State event.

Participation guidelines

Student participants write letters to legislators, present their posters at the event in February, and meet with their legislator (or staff) when in the Capitol.

  • Poster size is 30” x 40” – easels, foam boards, and clips will be provided.
  • Sample letter templates and legislator contact information will be provided.

Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend this event with their student.

Participants, once selected through nomination, will be required to provide project information to RSP staff for registration and conference publications:

  • Student Name, Email
  • Student Bio, Photo
  • Major, Department, College/School
  • Faculty Sponsor Name
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract

Important dates and deadlines

  • Sept. 17 - Nomination system opens
  • Oct. 26 - Nomination system closes
  • Nov. 2 - Students will be provided presentation schedule information
  • Nov. 13 - Students will present their research to St. Cloud State Scholarship, Research, and Creative Achievement Committee (SRCA)
  • Nov. 16 - Students will be notified of committee decision
  • Feb. 28 - Posters at St. Paul
  • April 23 - Students must also participate in the Huskies Showcase