M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


Advancing new knowledge in the natural sciences

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, senior director for scientific research and enrichment programs, or call 360-694-8415.

Our Latest Conference

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

MCSR Conference Highlights

Students present their research posters at the 2018 MCSR Conference.

Each year Murdock presents various research awards and something something to explain what is in each year.

Conference Information and Resources

MCSR Conference Code of Conduct

Presentation Instructions & Tips

Specific to the Murdock College Science Research Conference:

General Tips – not specific to the Murdock College Science Research Conference

Registration Information

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:
    • 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

The following institutions are members of MCSRP: Gonzaga University; Lewis & Clark College; Linfield College; Northwest Nazarene University; Pacific University; Pacific Lutheran University; Seattle University; University of Portland; University of Puget Sound; Whitman College; and Willamette University.

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