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Examples of Student Work


All scholarly works and creative projects are encouraged to present at the annual undergraduate research conference. Here are some highlighted students work.

Jacob Paschall

Major: Biology, Music Composition

Minor: Chemistry


Jacob Paschall (left) with his faculty mentor Dr. Mark Mazurek (right).


At MSU Denver, Jacob Paschall is pursuing a BS in Biology and a BM in Music Composition with a minor in Chemistry. Jacob is on track to graduate by the spring of 2014. After he completes his undergraduate course work, Jacob intends to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience and to attend medical school, in order that he may become a medical research scientist.

“My experience participating in the MSU Undergraduate Research Conference has been very fulfilling and enlivening. To be able to share my research with my peers and to have the opportunity to be informed about the research being done by them was a real privilege. Working with my research mentor, Dr. Mazurek has also been a true privilege. His guidance and direction has had a profound impact on my intellectual development.” ~Jacob Paschall 

Student's Poster Presentation:

Jacob Paschall's Poster  


Tessa Arends

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology


"Doing undergraduate research at Metropolitan State University of Denver has given me an opportunity to conduct hypothesis based research. This is essential for my success in the sciences and has given me experience that will follow me throughout graduate school and beyond. What is most important about my experience is that I have had a great faculty mentor to guide and teach me through this time doing research. I believe that the one-on-one mentorship that I have received helped me develop into a better researcher and gave me the confidence to do research independently as well" - Tessa Arends


Student's Poster Presentation

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