Vicksburg residents showcased in Mississippi State University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium

Published 12:16 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Mississippi State University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium allows students to showcase their faculty guided research and creative activity. This bi-annual event includes students from diverse departments and colleges who participate in poster and oral presentation sessions, sharing their research with the MSU community.

The following local students were showcased in this past spring’s symposium:

Andy Jennings, of Vicksburg, presented “Effects of Ammonia Inhalant on Isometric Strength” in the Education/Poster category.

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Mikenlee Barlow, of Vicksburg, presented “A Review of Psychoeducation for Caregiver Burden” in the Social Sciences/Poster category.

The event is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Discovery and the Shackouls Honors College, with other undergraduate research sponsors including the Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Graduate School, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Office of Research and Economic Development, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and the Student Association. The event was supported by 170 faculty, staff and graduate students who helped provide comments on projects and judge special area competitions.

Research projects are divided into four categories: biological sciences and engineering; social sciences; humanities and arts; and physical sciences and engineering. Twelve special area competitions awarded prizes. More information can be found at