Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is a UM System-wide event in Jefferson City that demonstrates the unique opportunities students have to participate with faculty in undergraduate research at the University of Missouri.

Selection of Undergraduate ambassadors is based on geographical distribution, the relevance of the project to the state of Missouri and the overall quality of the project. Invitations are made by the Office of Academic Support during the fall semester.

Students are invited to assemble in the capitol building rotunda in Jefferson City to display research posters and to speak with legislators about their research and how it is significant in addressing the needs of society. The University of Missouri System is seeking nominations from faculty members for undergraduates to serve as Ambassadors to share their university research experiences with state lawmakers in Jefferson City for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol during spring semester 2021.

  • 2021 Missouri S&T Student Ambassadors
  • Nomination Form - CLOSED
  • Previous Events

2021 Missouri S&T Student Ambassadors

2021 Abstract Booklet          2021 Student Ambassadors Videos          2021 News Release 

Nelson Colon (Manati, Puerto Rico - residing in Waynesville, MO) - History - The Shaping of the Mind: Symbols of Have and the Resistance they Created

Zachary Foulks (Imperial, MO) - Chemistry/Biology - Quantitation of Pteridines in Isogenic Breast Cancer Model

James Kirtley (Wildwood, MO) - Chemical Engineering - Recovery of Degraded Ni-Rich NMC811 Cathode Particles for Lithium Ion Batteries

Kari Knobbe (Wildwood, MO) - Chemistry/Biochemistry Emphasis - Your Brain in Lockdown: The Stress-Cortisol Connection and How to Remedy with Mindful Nutrition

McKenzie Marley-Hines (Kansis City, MO) - Chemical Engineering - Designing Smart Materials for Sustainable Energy Converson and Storage

Sara McCauley (Wildwood, MO) - Chemistry - Improving Access to Chemistry Education: Using Colorimetry to Teach Titration in a High School Chemistry Lab

Ethan Prior (Mexico, MO) - History - From Bricks to Canvas: An Analysis of Berlin Wall Graffiti

Visit the virtual event at the following link, https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/red/undergraduate_research_day

Nomination Form - CLOSED

2022 Nominations will OPEN Fall Semester 2021

Previous Events

2021 Abstract Book
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
Abstract Book
Abstract Book
2017 Abstract Book
Abstract Book
2015 Abstract Book
2014 Abstract Book

2019 Ambassadors

Ambassadors 2019

2018 Ambassadors

Ambassadors 2018

2017 Ambassadors


Jefferson City Capitol