Student Research Conference

26th Annual Student Research Conference

Promoting and Recognizing Research by Undergraduate and Graduate Students in all Academic Disciplines

Online submissions of research papers and posters is currently available.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm April 1, 2018.

April 18-19, 2018
University Center Ballroom - see the program for detailed schedule of events and times

Sponsored by: The Department of PsychologyPsi Chi (Honor Society for Psychology), and the Psychology Club.

The Student Research Conference is financially supported by a grant from Funding for Results, as well as by a gift from Phi Kappa Phi to support the students who win a Research Presentation Award.


The Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference encourages research by undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines, and provides a setting for students to present their work in a professional manner.

Dates and Times

April 18-19, 2018. The conference MAY run from 8:00 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. on both days and follow the class schedules for both days.


The Student Research Conference will be held in the University Center. Paper Presentations will be occur in the University Center Ballroom.


Students will present their papers and posters in a conference format. Two or three concurrent sessions will run throughout each day.

2018 Program, coming soon

Types of Works

Empirical, as well as Theoretical and Review works are invited. Each paper must be sponsored by a Southeast Missouri State University faculty member/instructor. Acceptance of submissions will be based on the validity of the work as a research endeavor appropriate to the particular discipline in which it was conducted (see acceptance criteria).


In order to be eligible for presentation, the paper should be the primary work of an undergraduate or graduate student (or students) with the student(s) listed as the primary author(s) of the submitted paper. All presenters must be students.

Responsibility to Present

If your research is accepted, you will be notified regarding your presentation time. After that, you or a substitute will be expected to present, except in the case of severe extenuating circumstances. You will be expected to arrive in time for the beginning of your session (same as a normal class period), and to stay for the entire session in which you present. If your paper presentation is accepted, you will be expected to present a talk that lasts for 11-13 minutes, leaving 2-4 minutes for questions from the audience at the end.

For More Information


SRC Student Committee
SRC Committee Faculty Sponsors
John Skowronski

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Jonathan Barnes

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Washington University

Keynote Address
The Importance of Fundamental Chemical Research: An Exploration into Molecular Machines, Materials, and Drug Delivery
Wednesday, 12:00-1:15 pm
Dr. Barnes received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Northwestern University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemistry. He developed the Barnes Research Group at Washington University to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research in the field of chemistry. The Barnes Research Group allows undergraduate and graduate students to develop their skills in fields such as synthetic chemistry, polymer synthesis, identification of organic compounds, electrochemistry, cell culturing, and in vivo efficacy. He holds numerous patents and has published extensively in the field of chemistry. He has received several awards and fellowships. For more information, please go to



Scully 427-B
Student Research Conference
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701