The 2017 Missouri Southern Student Research Symposium is accepting applications through March 27. The Symposium will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Ballroom of Billingsly Student Center.

The Symposium is open to students from all disciplines, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their research beyond the classroom setting. All students who are involved in faculty-guided research and creative activity are encouraged to submit an application.

Students may compete in six categories:

  1. Humanities
  2. Business, Engineering, and Technology
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Physical and Biological Sciences
  5. Health Sciences
  6. Education

Entries can include current or past work completed in the classroom. Entries might include business plans, literature reviews, stories, music, artwork, theatre demonstrations, or poetry, as well as technology, science projects, theory developed using mathematical tools, surveys, or data analyzed using statistical techniques. Students will then create a poster presentation in which they share their work visually with faculty, staff, fellow students, and community members. Those students in the Humanities category will have the option of presenting their work through a ten-minute oral presentation/performance.

There is no fee to attend or participate in the Student Research Symposium. The event is open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.

First and second-place winners will be awarded in each of the six categories. Winners will receive an MSSU Bookstore gift certificate in the amount of $200 for first place and $100 for second place. There will also be an overall top prize of $200.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 27.

To apply, please visit and click on “Submission Form.”

If you have any questions, email Dr. Michael Howarth at