Research and Education Symposium Winners 2024

Authored By: wells438 04/30/2024

The University of Minnesota Rochester held the 14th Annual Research and Education Symposium on Monday, April 29 to support UMR students and their research. 


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.


We are proud to announce the 2024 Research and Education Symposium winners:


Most Creative Poster Design

Lyme Disease Ticks Us Off! 

Authors: Intisar Abdullah, Bree Bauer, Jennifer Iwuchukwu, Ella Reichenbacher 


People's Choice

Conservative Students and Their Reluctance to Speak

Authors: Leif Tollefson


Best Research

Structural Investigation of SARS-CoV2 NSP13 Helicase to Validate Protein/Drug Interactions 

Author: Eric Frazier


Best Overall

A Comparison of Total Bacterial Counts in The Village Community Gardens

Author: Nation Modtland-Hughes, Aisha Bashir, Miski Ahmed, Cynthia Obi, Kaitlyn Komoszewski, Chloe Morin 



Learn more about the Research and Education Symposium event and view past UMR poster winners.