About Meeting of Minds

Since its inception in 1993, the annual Meeting of Minds Undergraduate Conference (MOM) has provided a forum for the publication and dissemination of undergraduate student research. As a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan-Flint, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Oakland University, MOM showcases the results of student-faculty collaboration in research and creative activities from across all academic disciplines. Students who present at MOM have a unique opportunity not only to share the results of their work, but they also have the opportunity to publish their work in our annual Meeting of Minds Journal.

Why would I want to participate in Meeting of Minds?

  • To learn what other students are doing in a research field of interest to you.
  • To find out how to get involved in undergraduate research.
  • To better understand how research is undertaken so you can improve your research experiments or papers in your undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • To learn more about a field that is new to you.
  • To gain valuable experience in making a formal presentation of your research in a supportive academic environment.
  • To discover what kind of student research is taking place at other campuses.
  • To extend your learning beyond the confines of the formal classroom.

How can I participate?

  • There are two levels of participation:
    •  An undergraduate student at UM-Dearborn, UM-Flint, or Oakland University can submit a proposal to make either an oral presentation or a poster presentation of a research project or creative activity.  You need to identify a faculty member who is willing to work with you to supervise your project.  Click here to register.
    • If you just want to attend (non-presenting student, guest, faculty member), you must register.