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.

Pierce Bloebaum

Targeting Cancer

Senior Pierce Bloebaum will take his research to Washington, D.C., this month after being accepted to participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium.

Alex McClelland

Planting a Seed

Senior biological sciences major Alex McClelland sees a lot more than green leaves when looking at a plant; he sees a living, complex organism with habits and functions similar to those of a human being.

2017-18 UGR Workshop Series

Our Undergraduate Research Workshop Series is back for another year! Workshops are held monthly on Mondays from 4-5 pm in 171 Bond Life Sciences Center. Check out the schedule below:  …


Visualizing Abolition

Visualizing Abolition maps the suppression of the African slave trade by following the correspondence exchanged between the British Foreign Office, British commissioners, minister, and naval officers, and representatives of foreign governments around the world in the 19th Century.

Brendan Marsh-Twain Fellow

Elite Company

2017 Mark Twain Fellow Brendan Marsh will study at the University of Cambridge in England next fall.


Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

Last spring, a group of MU undergraduate researchers started an after-school science program to engage local middle school students in science.

Edward Henuber

Detailed Art

For senior art major Edward Henuber, history is interesting and inspirational. History influences his ideas and the process he uses to create his artwork.


Researchers Find Neurological Link Between Religious Experiences and Epilepsy

n a recent study, researchers from the University of Missouri found a neurological relationship exists between religiosity— a disposition for spiritual experience and religious activity—and epilepsy.

Kara Schulte

Education Advocate

Senior Kara Schulte will share her research with members of Congress at Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C.


Center Stage

Loren Howard Senior Loren Howard has found a way to use her interest in theatre as a way to educate and empower students with special needs and learning disabilities. Howard, a special education and theater performance major, has always been interested…


Sociology Professor Wayne Brekhus Talks Research and Working with Undergraduates

Sociological research is often different than typical scientific research. It is more centered around interviews and people instead of being centered around a lab environment. Dr. Wayne Brekhus explains how his students conduct their research and how he guides them. …

Outstanding Poster Awardees Elizabeth Okafor, Dominic Romero, Erica Braham ans T'Keaya Gaines.

Award-Winning Researchers

Four students from MU’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) program were honored at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students