Research opportunities abound at Northern, as well as important programs that reward and encourage research and scholarly activities. Students are involved in a wide variety of scholarly activities, and often do so with the assistance of strong faculty mentorship.
To support and encourage students' scholarly activities, the Undergraduate Research Program provides an undergraduate research forum, travel grants, and research grants each year. If you have questions about undergraduate research at Northern, please contact Dr. Alyssa Kiesow.
NSU Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum
2019 date TBA
Oral Presentation: Late morning and early afternoon, with afternoon symposium
Keynote speaker at noon
Poster presentation and reception to follow
This forum is a venue in which Northern undergraduates can present their research or scholarly activities. For more information, contact Dr. Alyssa Kiesow.
Details on undergraduate research and internship opportunities for current students are available on myNSU.
2018 NSU Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum Winners
First Place: Sienna Wessel and Jordenne DuCheny, “The Comparative Effects of Visible and Ultraviolent Floral Traits on Vanessa cardui Attraction and Associative Learning”
Mentor: Dr. Alyssa Anderson
Second Place: Miranda Ristau, “The Effects of BPA on Xenopus laevis”
Mentor: Dr. Alyssa Kiesow
First Place: Tyler Bowen, Lindsay Aman, Dakota Feller, and Kenneth Hix, “Diversity of American Music”
Mentor: Dr. Kristi Bockorny
Second Place: Annika VanOosbree, “ABIRD5B Expression and Knockdown is Investigated in Pediatric Leukemia”
Mentor: Dr. Sam Milanovich
Undergraduate Travel Grants
Since undergraduate research is vital to Northern, NSU's Undergraduate Travel Grant Program supports students who travel to conferences to present their research. Travel grants are available throughout the academic year. Current NSU students will find more information on myNSU.