2018 Grand Prize Recipients
- Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Grand Prize: Nicole Jedding, America's Drug Crises: Transition from a Criminal Justice Matter to a Public Safety Problem
- Amy Freeland won the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Grand Prize Amy Freeland, Docosahexaenoic Acid Consumption Blocks Silica-Triggered Autoimmune Responses in the Kidneys and Lungs of Lupus-Prone Mice
The 19th annual UURAF had 924 students present research conducted with over 500 faculty mentors.
2017 Grand Prize Recipients
- Social Sciences, Humanities, and Communication Arts Grand Prize: Lauren Kosowksi, Retention and achievement of sophomore status following one year of intramural sports participation in university freshman
- Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Grand Prize: Olivia Child, The effects of porcine zona pellucida contraceptive vaccine on equid ovarian activity
The 18th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) was held on Friday, April 8. The event was very successful with nearly 900 students from 14 MSU colleges and over 500 faculty mentors from 16 MSU colleges participating in this year’s forum. Students presented 665 different programs, which included 120 oral presentations and 545 poster presentations.
Nearly 750 students from 14 MSU colleges and 400 faculty mentors from 16 MSU colleges participating in the 2015 Forum. Students presented 518 different programs, which included 90 oral presentations and 428 poster presentations. The program book and a complete list of award winners can be found below.
Approximately 535 students from 14 MSU colleges and 282 faculty mentors participated in the 2010 forum. Forty-two first place awards and two grand prize winners were awarded:
2010 UURAF Grand Prize winners
- Humanities, Social Sciences, & Communication Arts & Sciences: Andrew Keller, for Cooperation Among Women's Organizations: The Case of Turkey [Poster, Social Sciences-General]
- Science, Mathematics & Engineering: I Rin, for Potential Involvement of Arabidopsis UPF2 In Regulations Of Flowering Timing [Poster, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics]
The program book and a complete list of award winners from 2010 can be found below.
Over 600 students from 14 of the MSU colleges and 285 faculty mentors from 15 MSU colleges participated in the 2009 Forum.
2009 URAAF Grand Prize Winners
- Humanities, Social Sciences, & Communication Arts & Sciences: Seth Morton, Uncertainty Principles: The Changing Dynamic of Narrative and Theory in the 21st Century.
- Science, Mathematics, & Engineering: Maulik Dhandha, Distinct Autoantibody Subtype Profiles Correlate with Defined Clinical Subgroups in Pemphigus Vulgaris.
The program book and a complete list of award winners from 2009 can be found below.
Approximately 500 MSU undergradutes particpated in UURAF 2008.
2008 UURAF Grand Prize Winners
- Humanities, Social Sciences, & Communication Arts & Sciences: Megan M. Sutton, Thao Dinh, Andrew Valentine, Marie N. Hollenbeck, CHILDREN’S USE OF PROSODY TO DETERMINE SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE.
- Science, Mathematics, & Engineering: Andrea Stavoe, GUN201 ENCODES A TPR PROTEIN OF UNKNOWN FUNCTION AND DEFINES A NEW PLASTIDTONUCLEUS SIGNALING PATHWAY.
Approximately 400 MSU Undergraduate students participated in the Spring 2007 Forum. This number was a record-breaking year for attendance.
2007 UURAF Grand Prize Winners
- Science, Math, & Engineering: Waleed Brinjikji, Ramy Goueli, The Role of Src-Homology-3 in the Activation Mechanism of MLK3
- Social Sciences, Humanities, & Communications Arts & Sciences: Katherine Morabito, Individual Differences in Memory in Relation to Emotional Stimuli