• Friday, October 25th
  • Central Michigan University, Biosciences Building
  • Deadline extended!
    • Deadling for registration, poster abstracts, and image submission is now Friday, October 4, 2019
    • Talk abstracts will also be accepted until the October 4th extended deadline, but preference will be given to submissions completed by September 27th.
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.

Who is eligible to attend?
  • Students, faculty, and staff affiliated with CMU and interested in Biology
  • Students and mentors affiliated with another institution and performing biology research 
  • Undergraduate students and mentors interested in learning more about CMU’s graduate programs
  • Local high school teachers who want to learn about current research are welcome to attend with or without 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:
  • Thursday, September 12 @ 4pm
  • Dr. Damer & Dr. Swanson
  • Biosciences 1010

How to make a poster:
  • Thursday, September 19 @ 3pm
  • Dr. Juris & Dr. Dijkstra
  • Biosciences 2010

Practice poster presentations:
  • Thursday, October 3 @ 4pm
  • Dr. Karp & Dr. Schisa
  • Biosciences 1010

Gearing up to talk science with the public:
  • Thursday, October 17 @ 4pm
  • Dr. Mahon
  • Biosciences 1010

Practice talks for 2 min. talks:
  • Speakers will be contacted to select a time and location
  • Dr. Steinhilb & Dr. Wacker

Practice talks for 10 min. talks:
  • Speakers will be contacted to select a time and location
  • Dr. Galarowicz & Dr. Colores