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Research Opportunities & Collaborations

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

At the University of Minnesota, Morris, students get a chance to experience a wide array of collaborative opportunities. Sam Bruno is the perfect example. She is a studio art major, the campus Quidditch league commissioner, and a presenter at conferences dedicated to broadband Internet research. And, in collaboration with professors, local citizens, and the University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns, this student from a small town used her artistic abilities to help another rural community address problems threatening its very existence.

The town’s problems, Sam noted in her final report, Main Street Makeover: The Wheaton Model, were typical:

After extensive research, discussion with local citizens, and collaboration with her professors, Sam realized a mere facelift would not be sufficient.  Her solution? Staged advertising!  Use the glorious storefront windows along the main street to promote:

More examples of student collaborations: