CNAS Events

Opportunities to present, share and learn

Many opportunities exist for you to get involved outside of the classroom. By attending conferences and lectures, conducting and presenting research, and participating in community events, you expand your knowledge and skill sets and have a great time, too

Student consider a presentation at Undergraduate Research Day

CNAS students work with elementary and junior high students in areas of science

The common area in Temple Hall is a main hub for students to study and relax

CNAS 3 Minute Thesis Competition (fall 2019 - tbd)

CNAS 3 Minute Thesis Competition for Fall 2019 has not been determined.  All faculty are invited to the competition.

Each department may submit up to five names.  Submit student names to 

Two PowerPoint slides – Each student will provide, ahead of time, one PowerPoint slide (name, graduate program and presentation title), plus one slide to accompany their talk (no animation).

Students email PowerPoint slides to Slides will be loaded on the computer in the presentation room in preparation for the afternoon session.

Upon completion of all presentations, the judges will determine who will participate in the MSU competition.

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

Young women, grades 6-8, are invited to participate in EYH to encourage interest in science and math through hands-on experiments. EYH is hosted by CNAS every other year. CNAS will host EYH in fall 2019.

Frank Einhellig Interdisciplinary Forum

This event allows graduate students to share their research and creative work completed in their graduate programs with students and faculty from campus and other rea colleges and universities. The IDF includes oral, poster and performance presentations. Occurs May 4, 2019.

MAKO Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Undergraduates and faculty from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma are invited to submit papers for presentation at the conference. All papers should discuss material understandable by undergraduates who have completed calculus courses only. Occurs November 9, 2019.

Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair (OSEF)

OSEF is a regional competition bringing student scientists and engineers together on research projects. It's as an excellent opportunity for students to experience working with local scientists and professionals in science-related fields. Occurs March 26-28, 2019.

Pummill Math Relays

For over 40 years, high schoolers have enjoyed these math competitions. They encourage exploration of the MSU campus and allow aspiring math teachers and others the chance to gain valuable resume experience. Occurs April 10, 2019.

Science Olympiad - Region VII

Hosted by MSU, this tournament is devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Occurs February 23, 2019.

Undergraduate Research Day

This event highlights undergraduate research in biology; chemistry; computer science; geography, geology and planning; hospitality leadership; mathematics; physics, astronomy and materials science; and cooperative engineering. Undergraduate student research posters are displayed, followed by a guest speaker and an awards ceremony. Occurs April 30, 2020.

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