Presenter Information

University of Missouri--Rolla

Meeting Name

1st Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1991: Apr., Rolla, MO)


The Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences program began in 1990. The aims were to enrich the learning process and make it more active, encourage interaction between students and faculty members, raise the level of research on the campus, help recruit superior students to the graduate program, and support the notion that teaching and research are compatible and mutually reinforcing. Chancellor Jischke made available an annual budget of $50,000 to support the program.

As the papers herein attest, the OURE program is achieving its goals — UMR graduates have performed research on an enormous variety of topics, have worked closely with faculty members, and have experienced deeply both the pleasures and frustrations of research. Several of the undergraduates whose papers are included are now graduate students at UMR or elsewhere. Others, who have not yet graduated, are eager to submit proposals to the next OURE round.

I am sure all involved join me in expressing gratitude to Chancellor Jischke for inaugurating the program.

The first section of this volume is made up of papers presented at the first annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium, held in April 1991. Joining the UMR undergraduates in the Symposium were students from other colleges and universities who had participated in an NSF- sponsored summer program of research on parallel processing conducted by the UMR Computer Science Department.

Document Type

Conference proceedings

Presentation Date

April 1991