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Hayden Fortenberry Among Mississippi State Presenters at Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Hayden Fortin-berry, of Summit, MS, is among Mississippi State students who presented at the university’s Undergraduate Research Symposium this spring.

Fortinberry presented “Mental Health and Greek Life at MSU” in Social Sciences/ Poster category.

MSU’s Under-graduate Research Symposium allows students to showcase 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. This spring, URS had the highest number of student presenters and attendees. More than 270 undergraduate student projects were evaluated by faculty, graduate students and staff. This feedback can be useful in improving current research projects and preparing for future research endeavors.

The event is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Discovery and the Shackouls Honors College and various undergraduate research sponsors. In addition, the event was supported by 90 faculty who helped provide comments on projects and judge special area competitions.

Research projects are divided into eight categories: arts, music and design; biological and life sciences; business and economics; education; engineering; humanities; physical sciences; and social sciences. Eleven special area competitions award-ed prizes. More information can be found at

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