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2019 Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate and Scholarly Activity

Undergraduate students from Minnesota State system schools can present research, scholarly papers and creative projects at the Minnesota State Undergraduate Scholars Conference March 25 in Atwood Memorial Center, St. Cloud State.

The conference offers inter-campus engagement and celebrates Minnesota State students and faculty as leaders of undergraduate research.


The registration deadline is Feb. 19. Advance registration is required.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted separately during registration and will require this information:

  • Project title
  • Student presenter names and affiliation
  • Faculty mentor's name
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Type of presentation: artistic performance, gallery exhibit, oral presentation, or poster presentation

Key dates and deadlines

  • February 19 - Registration and abstract submission deadline
  • March 25 - Minnesota State Undergraduate Scholars Conference 
  • April 23 - St. Cloud State students must also participate in the Huskies Showcase

Presentation types

Poster Presentation

  • Presenters will be available to discuss their posters at the assigned presentation time
  • Poster maximum of 30” x 40” – easels, foam boards and clips will be provided

Oral Presentation

  • Presentations are a maximum of 15 minutes, including a question-and-answer period
  • All rooms are equipped with a computer, projector and screen, but PowerPoints must be saved on a USB flash drive to ease transitions between presentations

Artistic Performance

  • Performance include literary readings, theatre, music, or dance and are original or interpretation/research based on an existing work
  • Maximum of 30 minutes allotted for each performance, including a question-and-answer period

Gallery Exhibit

  • All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawing, pottery and metal
  • Special equipment and space needs are arranged based on individual projects