Private College Scholars at the Capitol
Help members of the Minnesota legislature and the Governor understand the important role that involving undergraduates in research, scholarly, and creative work plays in their education and professional development.
The Minnesota Private College Scholars at the Capitol will display, in poster format, the work of undergraduates from Minnesota's 17 private colleges and universities in a one-day program at the state Capitol rotunda (2013 date TBA).
This year's event, organized by the Minnesota Private College Council and faculty members at participating schools, will feature the work of exceptional undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines.
All academic disciplines are welcome, from Art to Zoology. Our hope is to present the breadth and depth of undergraduate research and creative scholarship at the Minnesota's private schools.
On the day of the session, students and their mentors will meet with State Senators, State Representatives and staff, present their research findings, and discuss with legislators and visitors the positive impact of undergraduate research on higher education, their local community, and the state of Minnesota.
Campus contact persons at each college/university help to publicize the event on their home campus and coordinate the selection of student presenters.