Applications to present at MSUM’s 2015 Student Academic Conference are now being accepted here. The purpose of the Student Academic Conference is to showcase the work and talent of MSUM students through presentations, posters and creative works at a one day conference held at MSUM each April. Read the rest of this entry →
To be held at MSUM April 14 and 15
MSUM is excited to welcome MnSCU universities and community colleges to the third annual Minnesota Conference of Undergraduate Scholarly and Creative Activity April 14.
For the second straight year, all seven of the MnSCU universities (Minnesota State University – Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Bemidji State University and Metropolitan State University) are sending students to participate in this conference. In addition, Inver Hills Community College is also arriving with a large contingent of students. About 130 students from across the state are expected to attend. Read the rest of this entry →
Stay up-to-date with the campus dining hours during the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 15.
Breakfast 7-10:15 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 – 7 p.m.
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →
Zebulon Hallman to present at conference
By Danielle Rebel
“League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works.
Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester studying the economics of online games. He will be presenting his research at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference on April 15. Read the rest of this entry →
Students are asked to submit their poster three weeks prior to the Student Academic Conference to avoid the rush.
*March 24 is 3 weeks prior to April 14*
Posters can be printed at Marketing Graphics located in Weld Hall, Lower Level, Room 6 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formats accepted: Powerpoint, PDF, jpg.
The final deadline for the Student Academic Conference application is only 1 week away, February 28. If you are working with a faculty on a project – whether a performance or technique in the arts, a creative lesson plan in education, a capstone project in construction management, an analysis paper in history or research in the sciences (or just about anything else!)- meet with your faculty member and apply to the SAC!
Physics student scores prestigious internship in fuel cell lab
2014 Student Academic Conference presenter
Half a world away, a young Iwnetim (Tim) Abate dreamed of a world free from global warming.
Years later, Abate is taking part in making his dream a reality.
The junior physics major at MSUM is making strides in the field of physics and engineering. Abate, an international student from Ethiopia, is already making a name for himself, scoring prestigious internships and winning major awards in his field.
The last two summers, Abate interned at the California Institute of Technology, working under Sossina Haile in her fuel cell lab.
“When I was working there I was exposed to a new kind of engineering,” Abate said. “Now I want to do it in the future.” Read the rest of this entry →
The application for the 2014 Student Academic Conference is now live at www.mnstate.edu/sac/apply.aspx!
If you do not know what the SAC is, please visit our archives of past conferences (www.mnstate.edu/sac/archives.aspx) or talk with your professors.
To present at our local conference only, applications are due by Feb. 28. If you also wish to present at the state conference, your application is due Jan. 31.
As has been true the past two years, individual books containing the abstracts, presentation schedules, etc. will not be available at the conference. We encourage you to look over the information you need on the SAC website before you come. Posters with presentation information, organized by time and organized by department, will be posted in the CMU. If you have questions, please come to the registration table.
By Kalicia Kamranian
Young children grow to understand the world around them through trial and error. They fail forward to success. Freshman Meghan McLaughlin believes that as we age, the development of our creative minds decreases. McLaughlin will discuss this issuer in her SAC presentation, “Stepping Away from Creativity.”
Double majoring in studio arts, with an emphasis in sculpture, and theater arts, with an emphasis in theater technology and design, McLaughlin clearly has a passion for creativity. She likes people to see different perspectives in both art and life. Read the rest of this entry →
The 15th Annual Student Academic Conference is Tuesday, April 16th. Student presentations are from 9:30-10:50 a.m., 1-2:20 p.m. and 2:30-3:50 p.m. and open to all.
The luncheon (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) for presenters and faculty is an opportunity to welcome back keynote speaker and original conference co-organizer Ryan Sylvester. Read the rest of this entry →
By Narjes Al-Bakshy and Meghan Feir
Growing up on the island of Taiwan in the South Pacific, Chu Yi had encountered homesickness and cultural shock firsthand upon arriving at MSUM four years ago. This is one reason Yi, along with his fellow presenter, Katrina Brekke, is interested in adding diversity to MSUM through researching and developing a diversity program. This program, developed by Yi, a business administration and marketing major, and Brekke, a graduate student in the counseling and student affairs program, will be interdisciplinary and will include academic and non-academic fields. Read the rest of this entry →
Students presenting at the Student Academic Conference who need posters printed please note Friday, April 12 is the deadline.
Poster Printing Guidelines
- Posters can be printed at Marketing Graphics located in Weld Hall, Lower Level, Roomm 6 or emailed to: email@example.com
- Formats accepted: Powerpoint, PDF, jpg.
- Download Template: Template 1
- Size: Make sure your size properties are the actual size you want the poster to be. If the poster needs to be resized at printing it will take longer to be done and the graphics will most likely become blocky or hard to read. Most posters are 36″ x 56″. Maximum for Powerpoint posters is 41″ x 56″. Do not exceed 41″ on both sides, otherwise a more expensive printer will have to be used. Read the rest of this entry →
By Emily Farwell
Casselton, N.D., native Kathryn Kottenbrock is an advocate for homeless women in the Fargo-Moorhead area
Kottenbrock, a women’s and gender studies major, was inspired to learn about the invisible women who were negatively affected by the Red River Valley flood of 2009 through her internship with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. She engaged in advocacy work for people who were homeless and was asked if she wanted to be involved in a research project about how the flood of 2009 affected women. Read the rest of this entry →
The second draft of the schedule for the Student Academic Conference is available. At this website, you can sort and search presentations by department, student name, keyword (“environment” returns 32 hits), etc.
Faculty, please consider finding presentations appropriate to your classes and encouraging your students to attend.
Presenters, please double check for any errors or other issues. Read the rest of this entry →
First impressions can be deceiving, and MSUM senior Elizabeth Fink will talk about her research that supports that assertion at the 15th annual Student Academic Conference (SAC) on April 16. “Assumptions Based on Accent,” shows we also base suppositions on tonal inflections, word pronunciation and speed of tongue. Read more.
SAC deadline is Feb. 28.
A consortium of universities in Minnesota held the 4th Annual Power in Diversity conference from Jan. 24-27. Keynote speaker was Tavis Smiley. Karim Ahmath, coordinator of multicultural affairs, led 22 students (and five staff members) in attendance at this event. Read the rest of this entry →
All students can present at the Student Academic Conference—applications are now available online. It is a great opportunity to share both research and creative works in a setting that will help develop confidence and presentation skills. Plus, it’s a great addition to any resume! Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to take part in MSUM’s signature student research and creative works event. Read the rest of this entry →
Students: If you have completed outstanding work on research, a class project, or a creative work please consider presenting at the 15th annual Student Academic Conference. After meeting with your mentor, professor, or advisor, go to web.mnstate.edu/acadconf, read the information, and fill out the application.
Three important dates to remember when applying.
1. If you are a student this semester but will not be enrolled next semester, and would like to present at the conference, it is much easier if you apply right away (during fall semester) since the application is linked to currently enrolled students. Read the rest of this entry →