MSUM was host to the 8th Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences Meeting (URMS8) on Oct. 4 and 5. Approximately 30 undergraduates from the region presented their research to the 70+ attendees, with featured keynote talks from Dr. Robert Kane (Baylor University) and Rosa Miller (3M, retired) as well as breakout sessions on graduate school, professional school and getting a job in industry.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the American Chemical Society sponsored awards for travel to their national meetings that were won by: Ryan Augustin (Univ St Thomas), Nick Berthelson (MSUM), Mary Hedrick (NDSU), Kari Kusler (UND), Alex Novak (MSUM), Kowan O’Keefe (Minot State Univ), Clarice Wallert (MSUM).