Research Forums

Biochemistry Departmental Poster Sessions

The BMB Undergraduate Poster Session is held in the Spring of each year. Students are notified of the BMB Undergraduate Poster Session by e-mail from the Undergraduate Program office. Usually students have been working on a research project with a faculty member and are encouraged to present the information as they would at a professional conference. Posters may be printed by our department's Macromolecular Computer Facility (Advance scheduling is greatly appreciated.) Financial support for printing costs is often available from the faculty researcher.

Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE)

MSU undergraduate researchers, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs, and students from select institutions are eligible to present at the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE). This event provides an opportunity for students involved in research and creative activities at Michigan State and select institutions to share their work with their peers, faculty, and external audiences. Visit the Mid-SURE page for dates and registration.

Summer University Research Forum

MSU undergraduate researchers and visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs are eligible to present at the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF). This event provides an opportunity for students involved in research and creative activities at Michigan State to share their work with their peers, faculty, and external audiences.

University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)

This forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation, or to showcase their creations. Undergraduates from all MSU colleges who are engaged in original work are encouraged to participate. Presentation at the MSU Forum does not preclude students from presenting at other appropriate venues. Cash prizes are awarded to those with first place and honorable mention awards in each poster and presentations subject category.

Who Should Participate?

  • Students from any MSU undergraduate program who are engaged in original work or creative activities and are ready and able to share the results
  • Students who may be planning a presentation elsewhere and would like to gain some experience and would benefit from expert advice
  • Students preparing for graduate or professional schools or for careers that require research and creative skills

Why Participate?

  • Excellent skill-building opportunity: presentation; communication; ability to field substantive questions
  • Great for your portfolio or resume
  • Provides opportunity to network with professionals and other students in your field
  • Prize money will be given to the top winner in each category