Seventeenth Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of the

Murdock College Science Research Program

Welcome students and faculty! This years Murdock conference is being held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA on the 7th and 8th of November. The conference hosts students from many Northwest Universities and attracts a large group of SPU students and faculty. This is a great opportunity for you to present your research, get feedback from your peers and see what others are working on. Please register early to help us plan this trip and be sure you tell your friends!

Since the conference is so close transportation is on your own this year but we encourage those attending to carpool. A list of registrants will be posted on this site as the date approaches so you can contact each other to arrange this. We anticipate that poster costs will be covered by SPU and will let you know once we confirm this. Housing and food costs are provided by the Murdock foundation for all registrants.

Please let me know if I can help in any way as you prepare for this exciting event.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Dr. Wood


Friday, November 7
7:00-8:30am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Mount Posters  
8:30-8:45 Welcome, Announcements  
8:45-9:45 Research Presentations – Students (4) (UPS, LCC, PLU, CWU)  
9:45-10:45 Break, View Odd Posters  
10:45-11:45 Research Presentations – Students (4) (GU, UP, LC, NNU)  
11:45-1:00 Lunch  
11:45-1:00 Special Lunch: MCSRP Program Directors with Advisory Committee  
1:00-2:00 View Even Posters  
2:00-3:00 View ALL Posters  
3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-4:15 Discussion: Meeting for students  
3:15-4:15 Meeting for Faculty  
4:15-5:15 Break  
5:15-5:45 Reception  
5:45-6:45 Dinner  
Saturday, November 8
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast; Remove Posters  
8:30-8:45 Plenary Session: Announcements    
8:45-9:45 Research Presentations - Students (4) (WU, WWU, UP, GU)  
9:45-10:00 Break  
10:00-11:00 Research Presentations - Students (4) (WC, LC, LCC, UPS)  
11:00-11:15 Closing Remarks  
11:15-12:00 Lunch (box lunches)  

Oral Presentation key:

UP = University of Portland
LC = Linfield College
NNU = Northwest Nazarene University
PLU = Pacific Lutheran University
WU = Willamette University
GU = Gonzaga University
LCC = Lewis & Clark College
UPS = University of Puget Sound
WC = Whitman College
CWU = Central Washington University (Chemistry or Geology)
WWU = Western Washington University (Chemistry)