The Midstates Consortium for Math and Science (MCMS) Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science was held at Washington University in St. Louis Nov. 11-12, 2022. Over 100 students and faculty from 12 institutions across the Midwest participated in the symposium. Student participants, including 17 WashU undergraduates, presented their research results in a 15-minute talk or a poster. The keynote address was delivered by Kade Head-Marsden, assistant professor of chemistry at WashU.
Each fall for more than 30 years the two research universities in MCMS, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago, have hosted meetings designed for undergraduates to present the results of their own research projects to their peers and consortium faculty. WashU and UChicago alternate hosting these meetings for students whose research involves the biological sciences and psychology and students whose work falls under the broader umbrella of physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Each meeting also includes a graduate student panel to answer questions from the undergraduates about applying, selecting, and going to graduate school in the natural sciences.