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We are pleased to announce that an Undergraduate Research Forum will be held
on the campus of St. Cloud State University May 6-8, 1994.  Attached is the
first announcement of this Forum and a request for proposals.
If you have any questions please contact:
David DeGroote/faculty supervisor:
K.R. Ziarkowski/graduate student coordinator:

or write: Department of Biological Sciences
          St. Cloud State University
          St. Cloud, MN

  Forum sponsored by the College of Science and Technology and this request
  was prepared by the Office of Educational Conferences.  SCSU is an equal
                     opportunity employer and educator.

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                            REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

                        UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM

                                MAY 6-8, 1994

                         ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
                             ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA

The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Forum is to encourage critical
scientific thinking during a student's undergraduate career.  Practical
experience is an essential component to a successful future in the sciences:
e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics.  This conference will
provide practical experience for aspiring scientists to present their
research experiences and findings.

    This is an important opportunity for students and faculty to nurture
        research efforts in comprehensive undergraduate institutions.


Friday, May 6, 1994
3-6pm          Check-in
6-7:30pm       Reception

Saturday, May 7, 1994
8-8:30am       Check-in and Poster Set-up
8:30-10:15am   Undergraduate Presentations
10:15-10:30am  Break
10:30-12noon   Undergraduate Presentations
12-1pm         Lunch
1-2pm          Poster Viewing
2-3:30pm       Undergraduate Presentations
3:30-3:45pm    Break
3:45-4:45pm    Feature Presentation:
               Dr. Harry O. Haakonsen-Environmental Studies, Chemistry and
               Science Education-State University of South Connecticut
5:30-7pm       Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Sunday, May 8, 1994
8:30-9:30am    Breakfast
9:30-10am      Poster viewing
10-10:45am     Undergraduate Presentations
10:45-11am     Break and Evaluation
11-noon        Graduate Presentations

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be held on the campus of St. Cloud
State University, the largest of six institutions in the Minnesota State
University System with a student population of 15,000.  The College of
Science and Technology, conference sponsor, offers 18 pre-professional
programs, 26 majors and 8 minors and is the fastest growing College at St.
Cloud State University.  St. Cloud is located about 70 miles northwest of
Minneapolis just off Interstate 94.

The conference registration fee is $7 per participant (faculty or student)
and includes a welcome reception on Friday evening, May 6, continental
breakfast and refreshment breaks on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, and a
dinner banquet with keynote address on Saturday, May 7.  A reduced fee of $5
includes everything but the dinner banquet on Saturday night.  On-site
registration is $10 and includes the dinner banquet.  Fees must accompany
the final submission/registration which will be mailed on February 11, 1994.
to all those who have submitted titles.

Each participating institution and/or individual is responsible for their
own transportation and housing expenses.  Blocks of hotel rooms have been
reserved at the following locations:
  Best Western Americanna Inn-2 miles from campus
       $61.95/night     (1 to 4 people)
  Best Western Kelly Inn-4 blocks from campus
       $38/night single (1 to 2 people)
       $44/night double (1 to 4 people)
  Super 8 Motel-4 miles from campus
       $41.29/night     (1 to 4 people)
  SCSU Residence Halls-on campus-space is very limited
       $10/night per person first night
        $9/night per person second night

       Reservation information will be sent with registration packets
                            on 11 February, 1994.

The submission process is two fold.  Preliminary submissions are due on or
by 31 December 1993, and must include the name of the institution at which
the student is enrolled, name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
of faculty supervisor, name of the student(s), discipline, project title and
form of presentation.  Please use the form at the end of this post and
provide all the necessary information to better organize the Forum.

Registration materials and final submission details will be mailed on 11
February 1994, and are due back on 8 April 1994 with payment.  Final
submissions, including an abstract, will be printed in the conference
proceedings to be distributed to all participants.

Preliminary submissions must include a choice of venue.  Presentations
cannot be featured in both venues.  The conference program committee
reserves the right to approve special equipment (audio visual, computer,
etc.) requests.  Requests will be accommodated on an availability and
budgetary basis.  Our ability to provide support materials and/or equipment
will be communicated following the final submission.

Preliminary submissions must be postmarked or this post returned on/before
31 December 1993 and sent to:
K.R. Ziarkowski
Department of Biological Sciences
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN  56301-4498

The Undergraduate Research Forum will provide two venues for presentation:

Oral Presentation
The conference will be organized by discipline with concurrent sessions
featuring presentations by undergraduate students.  Each presentation will
be limited to 11 minutes of lecture/demonstration leaving 4 minutes for
questions.  All concurrent sessions will feature a facilitator who will
introduce each presenter, time the presentations and manage the discussion
following each presentation.

Poster Session
Poster presentations are a featured part of the conference program on both
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8.  A 4'x4' space will be provided for each
poster submission.  Electricity is available should additional equipment is
needed to enhance the poster presentation.

31 December 1993  Preliminary submissions due
11 February 1994  Registration packets including final submission details
                   mailed to those who have submitted
8 April 1994      Registration and final submission due
6-8 May 1994      Undergraduate Research Forum


                         Preliminary Submission Form

Name of Institution:

Faculty Supervisor:

Faculty Supervisor's    Address:
                       Zip Code:

Faculty Supervisor's telephone number:

Faculty Supervisor's e-mail address:

Student(s) name:

Project title(s):
(match to name)


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