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UMN Crookston to Hold Inaugural Faculty Research Fair

By Cassandra Morthera on
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, faculty from the University of Minnesota Crookston will participate in the inaugural faculty research fair. The research stands will be located in the Northern Lights Lounge, the Prairie Room, and the International Lounge, all part of the Sargeant Student Center.

Discover what the faculty at the University of Minnesota Crookston are doing. Community members are encouraged to attend and explore ways their organizations can collaborate with UMN Crookston faculty. Students in attendance will have the chance to interact with faculty, get hands on experience, and learn about ways to fund their research. Undergraduate Research (UGR) is HIP. Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) calls it a High Impact Practice.

Individuals interested in discussing opportunities for collaboration or potential projects contact Venugopal Mukku at or Elizabeth Tollefson at

Some of the topics that will be presented include composting, aquaponics, greenhouse gases, quality of life, biogirls, self-esteem, data-mining, phishing, and much more.

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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