More than 585 students will present 320 research projects at MSUM’s 11th annual Student Academic Conference Tuesday, April 21 throughout the university’s student union.

The purpose of the afternoon event is to showcase the work and talent of MSUM students through presentations, posters, and creative works.

Keynote speaker this year is MSUM alum Renee Stromme, executive director of the North Dakota Women’s Network. Her address, on “Building on Passion: How my Academics Taught Me to be an Activist,” starts at noon in the student union ballroom, followed by a student panel at 12:25 p.m. on the importance of student research.

Research presentations will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the student union. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Details can be found at the conference Web site,