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Day at the Capitol Application

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Please provide an abstract describing your research in no more than 250 words. This abstract should be written so that it is understandable to a lay audience. Keep in mind that you will not be presenting your research to specialists in your field, but to legislators, the Kansas Board of Regents, and other staff.
Please provide a brief (no more than 250 words) explanation of how your research impacts and benefits the state of Kansas.
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More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
More than 150 mentors sponsored undergraduate projects through the Center for Undergraduate Research each year
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