Casey Holliday and Conner Verhulst stand behind a display table of animal skulls.

Tanglin’ With Pangolins

Undergraduate researcher Conner Verhulst unearths a fondness for an unusual creature.

Emily Million sits in the atrium of University Hospital.

A Million Opportunities

Emily Million learned about graduate opportunities at the MU Graduate Life Sciences and Professional Programs Summer Expo. Now she studies Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Dongsheng Duan’s lab.

Amrit Bal sits in the Memorial Union lounge area at MU.

Reading the Terrain

NSF Graduate Research Fellow first surveyed the landscape before finding bedrock.

Julie Nguyen, a double major in music and chemical engineering, is a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship recipient who won first place in an Ignite Talk competition for her speech on tribology and bio-lubricants. Photo by Michael Cali

Black and Goldwater

Julie Nguyen and Sterling Evans wrote their own narratives at Mizzou. Now they are Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

Students explain projects at Undergraduate Research Forum

Showcase of Enthusiasm

More than 280 students presented projects at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum April 23, 2019, in the MU Bond Life Sciences Center.

VAD Showcase 2019

2019 Visual Art & Design Showcase

The 2019 Undergraduate Visual Art & Design Showcase is now accepting submissions!…

Alec Wilken and Neal Woodman

A Smithsonian Experience

Biological sciences major Alec Wilken’s research at Mizzou focuses on lizard skulls. Last summer, Wilken took the knowledge he gained through his studies at MU to Washington, D.C., and into the labs of the Smithsonian—the world’s largest museum and research complex—to study the postcranial anatomy of mammals.

Mathew Sexton

Immune Study

Mathew Sexton is majoring in health sciences on the pre-med track and is minoring in psychology. This summer, he is working with Adam Schrum, associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology, surgery and bioengineering.

caroline dunn

Weird Fascination

Caroline Dunn grew up wanting to be a novelist. Then high school biology class happened. She learned how scientists cloned a human gene and spliced it into a bacterium, which then produced human insulin for diabetics. “Biology is weird!” she thought. She had to know more.


Taking Her Research to Capitol Hill

More than 400 students applied for the 2018 Posters on the Hill, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, with only 60 selected to participate, including MU junior Sarah Gebken.

Psychology Capstone Chicago

Honored Research

Thirty-eight MU students in the Psychology Honors Research Capstone attended the Midwestern Psychological Association meetings in Chicago, culminating a year-long capstone in which students conduct a study with individual faculty mentors.


Photo Opportunity

Robin Haithcoat’s artistic journey began with her taking what she considers “pretty pictures”—photos that are fun for people to look at and generally deemed acceptable by viewers and critics. That changed last year after experimenting with the subjects of her work.

2018 Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Spring Forum

More than 270 undergraduates will present their work at the Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Spring Forum on April 17, 2018.


Micro Manager

Tommi White, had two big decisions figured out by a very young age: she wanted to pursue scientific research, and she wanted to do it at the University of Missouri. White achieved those goals and is now the director of MU’s Electron Microscopy Core.


Every Picture Tells a Story

Senior Cassidy Minarik knows the struggle of finding a platform to display her art. So, when she found out about the Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase, she saw it as a great opportunity to show off her creative works.