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. Andrew Russell.
NSU Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum
April 21, 2021
Oral presentations late morning and early afternoon, with afternoon symposium
Keynote speaker at noon
Poster presentations 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. Andrew Russell.
Because of Covid-19 precautions, the 2020 forum was canceled.
2019 Forum awardees
First place: Madison Rutter and Shayla Steinly
"The Effects of CRISPR Cas-9 System on Progeny of Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease in C. elegans"
Mentor: Dr. Jon Mitchell
Second place: Vanisa Petriti
"Synthesis and biological evaluation of sulfonamide thiazole derivatives as antibacterial agents"
First place: Matthew Mayfield
"Prevention of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Biofilms on Contact Lenses"
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Russell
Second Place: Darcy Usher
"From Country Boy to Soldier: Discovering How to Tell the Story of William H. Daly"
Mentor: Dr. Ric Dias
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.
Eligible undergraduate students are welcome to apply for a travel grant of up to $250 in-state or $500 out-of-state for traveling to conferences and meetings to present research.