The first annual UMKC Fall Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Miller Nichols Library, room 325.
Students who earned SUROP (Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity) grants, students completing senior honors theses and students enrolled in EUReka classes during fall semester will be presenting their posters in person as well as via Twitter, #UMKC-URFall19.
The Conservatory, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and four departments from the College of Arts and Sciences are represented among the undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists who will sharing their work.
The undergraduates will be presenting on topics ranging from extreme precipitation events in Kansas City to the work of contemporary poets, including Pat Mora, Ocean Vuong and Eaven Boland; from introducing antibiotics into bone cement to nationalism in the work of Finnish composer Sibelius; from the morphology of volcanic craters to possible correlations between the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana.
At the symposium, students and faculty members can also learn more about opportunities for undergraduate research and creative scholarship, including SEARCH and SUROP grants to fund student research, EUReka classes for first- and second-year students, the Undergraduate Research Associate program and the UMKC database, UR-Linked, which helps undergraduate students connect with faculty mentors.