13th Annual UMR Research and Education Symposium
Join us for the 13th Annual UMR Research and Education Symposium on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 1-5 p.m. at The Kahler - Heritage Hall in Rochester, Minnesota. We are delighted to bring this successful event back in-person!
The Research and Education Symposium was designed to provide a space for students to present their research in a supportive and dynamic environment. Undergraduate research is a vital component to the educational experience UMR students receive. Research presented at this symposium is often from courses, internships, research programs or student research opportunities alongside UMR faculty.
Registration for the 2023 Research and Education Symposium is now open. Registration will close April 17, 2023.
Previous Winning Posters
1st place - Poster #21
Presented by: Nicole Paulson, Anoushka Kapoor, Danielle Lynch, Madison Winter, Jennifer Shafer, Kelly Yang
Title: Structural Heart Disease: CT Imaging Of The Mitral Valve
Summary text for poster: The Mayo Clinic Structural Heart Disease Group utilizes CT imaging to obtain accurate, reliable measurements of the mitral apparatus to improve mitral valve dysfunction treatments.
2nd place - Poster #9
Presented by: Hailey Peterson
Title: An iterative public health process: Implementing novel hands-on learning to increase knowledge of emergency preparedness techniques in students.
Summary text for poster: In Ecoliteracy:SCHOOL I had the chance to mentor and teach Pine Island High school students emergency preparedness techniques during two outdoor field experiences.
3rd place - Poster #15
Presented by: Sophia Peterson, Jenny Hoang, Shaele Leach, Gabrielle Jordahl, Victoria Ajayi, Hailey Peterson, Amanda Erickson, Blake Peterson
Title: Interpreting EEG data to enhance cognitive retention in the classroom
Summary text for poster: Higher academic performance correlates with certain affective states during learning; we aim to promote learning by facilitating affective states that are correlated with cognitive retention.
2021 Poster Winners
1st Place Audience Choice: Poster #18
Presented by: Rachel Olson, Olivia Kressin, Hunter Olson, Madeleine Olson, Mason Siefken, Hayley Duellman
Title: ARE YOU SAFE? Bacterial Species That Populate the Heart of Med City
Summary text for poster: There exists a relationship between exposure to pathogenic bacteria on public surfaces and proximity to a hospital.
2nd Place Audience Choice: Poster #14
Presented by: Alissa Tea
Title: Qualitative Document Analysis on Cambodian Survivors and Trauma
Summary text for poster: Looking into how survivors of the Cambodian Genocide deal with their trauma during and after the event and how they cope.
3rd Place Audience Choice: Poster #4
Presented by: Alissa Tea
Title: Building a Flourishing Relationship Behind a Screen: Creating a space for Team Building and Mentoring
Summary text for poster: Building a mentoring relationship between UMR and Pine Island High School through online methods.
Faculty & Staff Choice: Poster #13
Presented by: Bret Hansen, Shaele Leach, Bounlot Namnakhone, Hailey Peterson, Sydney Ziemer
Title: Students reluctance to talk about politics on campus: An exploration of loci of control
Summary text for poster: Our research looked at why students at UMR were reluctant to discuss controversial issues about politics through the psychology theory of locus of control.
2022 Poster Winners
Presented by: Ky Van Dyke, Kyra Abrams, Jenny Casper, Rachel Olson
Title: Student attitudes toward off-campus research experiences
Summary text for poster: Students participating in off-campus research experiences at UMR were given a survey to gain insight into their attitudes and emotions around their experiences. The survey implored a 5-point Likert scale along with several open response questions. Survey results were then compared to those of a similar study to show students' emotional ownership over their projects.
Presented by: Ryan Colburn
Title: Design of Automated Algorithm to Detect Artifacts in Intracranial EEG
Summary text for poster: My project involved working with brain signals recorded from subjects while they were doing a cognitive task. The goal of our research is to see how the brain relays information associated with visual.
Presented by: Sophia Moore
Title: Sinus Bradycardia as an initial manifestation of COVID-19
Summary text for poster: This research explores a series of patients who experienced sinus bradycardia preceding clinical manifestations of Covid-19, and how sinus bradycardia may be the initial manifestation of the virus.
Most Creative Poster Design:
Presented by: Madeleine Olson
Title: Conceptions on Contraceptives
Summary text for poster: This research investigates the quality of life of undergraduate women using hormonal contraception.