During the last week of April 2009, 32 undergraduate research posters were displayed at the state capitol, and 22 students -- including Meghann Coyle (BDA Architecture undergraduate student) -- met with 29 legislators to discuss the value of their research experience. UMNews covered the event and photographs of the event are available on Facebook.
Coyle's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) project was entitled "Old Eyes on New Buildings." Her UROP mentor was Sharon Roe (Architecture)
Those interested in the state's funding for the University may be interested in a report, "The Lost Decade," produced by the Minnesota Budget Project, an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.