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SMSU students attend Undergraduate Scholars Conference

Published Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ten students from Southwest Minnesota State University will present their work at the fourth annual Conference for Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars on Monday, April 13 in Winona.

Minnesota Undergraduate Scholars is a consortium of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities that supports research, scholarly works and creative activity of undergraduates. The event provides undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research, scholarly and creative projects through poster and oral presentations, visual displays and performance art.

Students representing Southwest Minnesota State University include:

  • Gabrielle Cohrs, Sanborn, Minn., “Dämmerschlaf: A Time of Twilight and Sleep.”
  • Marten Salfer, Wabasso, Minn., “A Fantasy Farmer.”
  • Nyabang Buom, Lincoln, Neb., and Rita Fonder, Milbank, S.D., “Detecting Faces with Missing Features in a Visual Search Task.”
  • Samantha Ritter, Sauk Centre, Minn., “Evaluation of the Intrinsic Surface Charge of a Layered Silicate.”
  • Mikeal Cooper, Sheldon, Iowa, “Seasonal Evaluation of Camden State Park’s Prairie Pothole.”
  • Chris Ampe, St. Cloud, Minn., “The Effects of Teleoanticipation on Power in Power Lifters.”
  • Annette Carr, Marshall, Minn., “Ankle-brachial Index in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).”
  • Dustin Schulte, Oakdale, Minn., “Differences in Health and Skill Related Measurements Between Forward and Backs on the SMSU Men’s Rugby Team.”
  • Kaley Scearcy, Madison Lake, Minn., “The Effects of Functional Movement Screening in Active and Sedentary Men and Women.”

SMSU students will join participating campuses including: Bemidji State University; Inver Hills Community College; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Rochester Community and Technical College; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

For more information contact Dr. Emily Deaver, 507-537-6171;

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