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Murdock College Science Research Conference

Each fall, the Trust and a different Northwest private college or university co-host a research conference associated with the Murdock College Science Research Program. The conference focuses on sharing and advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences created or discovered through collaborative faculty-student research.

Attendance at this conference is by invitation. Oral and poster research presentations by students form the core of the conference, and a talk by a nationally recognized research scientist is also presented.

To request an invitation or additional information, email Dr. Moses Lee, Program Director for Research and Science, or call 360-694-8415.


The 2019 conference will take place on November 8-9 at the Hilton Hotel Convention Center in Vancouver, WA, and will be co-hosted with George Fox University. The theme for this year’s conference is “Collaboration – A Key to Success in Undergraduate Research.”

Important information on a grant opportunity for participating faculty members: At this fall’s MCSR Conference, we will offer something special for the faculty and please encourage the appropriate faculty members to attend. This year’s theme is on collaboration. Faculty attending the conference will have an opportunity to form networks and explore collaborative research projects in the natural sciences with colleagues from other campuses during the conference, and during the faculty enrichment workshop immediately following the conference. Interinstitutional teams of faculty researchers will have an opportunity to submit a whitepaper to the Trust shortly after the conference, and several will be invited to submit full applications for three-year collaborative research grants. Please share this opportunity with your faculty. Those who are interested in developing such interinstitutional collaborative projects are encouraged to attend this year’s conference.

Please review the MCSR Conference Code of Conduct document.

Info Needed to Register for MCSR Conference

  • Information needed to register attendees:
    • Name, email, and gender of the attendee
    • If the attendee is: vegetarian/vegan, making/judging a(n) poster/oral presentation and in which session they should present/judge:
      • Poster presentation sessions:
        Poster Sessions
      • Oral presentation sessions: Life sciences or Physical sciences
    • Name, email, and title (Dr.) of the student’s research advisor, and names of any other collaborators