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.
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.
2022 Nominations will OPEN Fall Semester 2021