• Friday, October 25th
  • Central Michigan University, Biosciences Building
  • Deadline for registration and abstract submission is September 27th, 2019​

The Biology Department at Central Michigan University is excited to host the inaugural Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Bioscience Building was opened in October of 2016, and was designed to support innovative research, as well as the social and educational aspirations of our university. With the open spaces, a thriving intellectual community, and windows into the labs and classrooms, the building puts our science, community, and teaching on display. With this theme in mind, we welcome you to our first symposium.

Am I eligible to attend?
  • If you are affiliated with CMU and interested in Biology, you are welcome to attend
  • If you are affiliated with another institution and are interested in learning about CMU’s graduate programs, you are welcome to attend
  • If you are a local high school teacher and want to learn about current research, you are welcome to attend with high school students.
Am I eligible to present?
Undergraduates with mentor-supported, original research or instructor-supported, class based research are welcome to submit an abstract and will be considered for posters and talks. 

Program Schedule:

2pm - 3pm  |  2 Minute Talks  |  Biosciences 1010
3pm - 5pm  |  Posters and Image Competition  |  Biosciences Atrium and 1015
5pm - 6pm  |  Research Talks  |  Biosciences 1010
6pm - 6:30pm  |  Graduate School Information Session & Awards  |  Biosciences 1015

Workshop Details:

Writing an abstract  |  Dr. Damer, Dr. Swanson  |  Location TBD
How to make a poster |  Dr. Juris, Dr. Dijkstra  |  Location TBD
Gearing up to talk science with the public  |  Dr. Mahon  |  Location TBD
Practice poster presentations  |  Dr. Karp, Dr. Schisa  |  Location TBD
Practice talks for 2 min talks  |  Dr. Steinhilb, Dr. Wacker  |  Location TBD
Practice talks for 10 min talks  |  Dr. Galarowicz, Dr. Colores  |  Location TBD