Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium/Annual Meeting

85th Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium & 31st MAS Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8am - 4pm
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


2018 Keynote Speaker:  Christy L. Haynes, Ph.D.

Dr. Haynes is the Elmore H. Northey Professor and Associate Department Head of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Haynes was awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. The Haynes Research Group focuses on applications of analytical chemistry in the fields of immunologyand toxicology. Major areas of focus include nanotoxicology and the fundamental properties of cells involved in inflammation. The Haynes lab studies pressing fundamental and and applied problems in nanoscience, environmental science, and immunology -- such as the potential biological and ecological impacts of nanoparticles added to consumer products.

What Is Winchell?
The Annual Meeting & Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium prepares undergraduate students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing a forum for students to showcase their scientific research, receive comments from professional scientists and peers, and network with professionals in the fields they aspire to enter.

There are four main components of the event: a keynote lecture, oral presentations, breakout sessions and poster presentations. In 2018, the keynote address and oral presentations took place in the morning. Breakout sessions and poster sessions ran in the afternoon.
We strictly adhere to time and space limits (regarding oral and poster presentations, respectively). See: Guidelines for oral and poster presentations
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!


American Chemical Society

Anonymous donation in memory of former Minnesota Academy of Science Executive Director M. I. (Buzz) Harrigan

Beta Beta Beta (National Biology Honor Society)

Bethel University, Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Carleton College, Department of Chemistry

Hamline University, Departments of Biology and Chemistry

Macalester College, Department of Biology

St. Catherine University, School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

St. Olaf College, Natural Sciences and Math and Department of Economics

University of Minnesota  Duluth, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry’s Dwight C. Legler Memorial Fund

University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Pharmacology

University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Department of Biology and Biochemistry

University of St. Thomas, Departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Health and Human Performance as well as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program