Planning Committee

The Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium is planned by a volunteer group of academic researchers and professors from participating institutions.

Chair Josh Layfield welcomes attendees to 2018 Winchell Symposium at St. Thomas.

Chair Josh Layfield welcomes attendees to 2018 Winchell Symposium at St. Thomas.


2019 Faculty Planning Committee Members

Jessica Bell (Chair) - Biology Faculty, Century College

Megan Jaunich - Engineering Faculty, Century College

Joanna Klein - Biology & Biochemistry Faculty, University of Northwestern-St.Paul

Michelle LeBeau - Biology Faculty, Century College

Joe Osborn - Earth Science Faculty, Century College

Joann Pfeiffer - Chemistry Faculty, Century College

Wayne Wolsey - Chemistry Faculty (Ret.), Macalester College


How do I know if my abstract was accepted?
Students will hear whether their abstract was accepted within one week of submitting their abstract (which is submitted as part of registration). If you submitted an abstract and have not heard back within one week, please contact: laramaupin@mnmas.org to make sure your abstract was received.

How are the oral presentation rooms assigned?
Oral presentation rooms are grouped by topic or theme on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are presenting a biology project, you will be presenting in a room with other similar projects. If you are presenting in physics, you may be grouped with engineering and math projects.

How many people watch each oral presentation?
Oral presentations are held in classrooms. Typically, between 5-20 people attend each oral presentation. Attendees are free to move to a new room between presentations.

Can my friends or family come to watch me present?
Friends and family members can register online or at the door to observe the afternoon student presentations for no cost. Anyone who plans to attend morning events and/or lunch must register online and pay the full registration fee.  

Full 2020 Schedule of Events Coming Soon