HAYS, Kan. -- The Council of Chief Research Officers of the
Kansas Board of Regents is organizing a Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at
the Capitol event to share students' research experiences with state lawmakers
in Topeka on Feb. 20, 2013.
The event showcases the work of up to 80 Kansas
undergraduate students representing Fort Hays State University along with the
state's other seven public four-year institutions: Emporia State University,
Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Washburn University,
Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas
To qualify, participants must be undergraduates during the
2012-2013 academic year, have completed research under the guidance of a Kansas
four-year public institution faculty mentor, followed the methodology of the
appropriate academic discipline, been of sufficient quality to be presented at
a professional academic meeting, produced a professional academic poster and
agreed to undergo presentation training and rehearsal prior to the event.
Each institution will choose its participants with up to 10
from each school. Submissions will be accepted from student teams, but only one
team member may go to the Capitol. That student will be considered the principal
investigator though the entire team will be recognized.
Projects from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged,
especially posters that relate to the state of Kansas and issues important to
the Kansas Legislature, for example, education, health, agriculture and energy,
Students must submit an application, a 250-word abstract and
a recommendation letter from a faculty member. The application deadline is Jan.
For more information, contact Leslie Paige, coordinator of the
office of scholarship and sponsored projects, at 785-628-4349 or