CAL Students to Present at UURAF

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University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), which is the highest representation of any college on campus. Of those CAL students, 87 also are Honors College students.

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This year’s UURAF takes place Friday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Union. The forum includes poster and oral presentations by undergraduate research teams from all areas of study.

Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Honors College, UURAF gives students an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activities.

Representatives from each department in the College of Arts & Letters will present their work through poster and oral presentations. A few of the projects include:

  • “Appabroad: Socially Curating the Study Abroad Experience” by Experience Architecture students Tylor Hoekstra, Lizzie Oderkirk and Tommy Truong;  
  • “Unconventional Fashion Designs” by Apparel and Textile Design students Olivia Vinckier and Sarah Vockeand;
  • “The Line to Separate Theology from Philosophy within the Works Among  African American Philosophe,” by Philosophy student Nanfeng Li.
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Professional Writing major Suzanna Smentowski presents 
her work on “Sidewalk Poetry: Public Art, Poetry, and MSU”.

One award is given for each program section offered at UURAF. The program sections include areas related to the liberal arts like Communication Arts and Sciences; Digital Media; Education; Global and Area Studies; Graphic Design; Humanities and Performing Arts; and Linguistics, Languages, and Speech.

Monetary prizes are awarded to recognize exemplary achievement with one first-place award ($100) given in each section. First-place award recipients are eligible to submit their work for the grand-prize awards. Two grand prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts and sciences categories.

The award ceremony begins at 4 p.m. For more information, see the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum website.

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Click here to see a list of all the winners of 2016 UURAF: