UMR student displaying their research at the symposium event

Research and Education Symposium

Present and share undergraduate research and projects in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Virtual 10th Annual UMR Research & Education Symposium

Monday, May 4th 2020 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the UMR Website

Given this year's unique environment, participants will only be responsible for submitting their posters. There will not be an oral presentation. 


  • PDF’s of posters will be displayed online beginning May 1. 
  • Viewers will have the opportunity to vote electronically for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4th.
  • UMR students who vote electronically are eligible for random voter prize drawings. Prize boxes will be mailed to more than 15 winners!


Thank you for your participation in making research an important part of the undergraduate student experience.


2020 Poster Winners:

1st place - Poster #21

Presenters: 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

Presenter: 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

Presenters: 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.

Research Symposium

UMR provides a unique opportunity for all undergraduate students to present research and projects through the Research and Education Symposium.