College of Arts and Sciences Advising

O'Dowd Hall, Room 130
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4567

College of Arts and Sciences
Dean's Office

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2140
Fax: (248) 370-4280

A graphic image of a silhouette of a face in profile, with gears and arrows where the person's brain would be.

Meeting of Minds

Meeting of the Minds, scheduled for May 8th on the Oakland University campus, has been canceled. With the State of Michigan declaring a state of emergency based on confirmed cases of COVID-19, we, at Oakland University, are taking a range of measures to protect and maintain the safety and health of our community. While we are disappointed not to be gathering in May for this great event, we look forward to MOM 2021 and wish everyone the best.

Undergraduate students at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, the University of Michigan – Flint, and Oakland University participate in the Meeting of Minds (MOM) Undergraduate Research Conference.

This conference is open to students from all disciplines and majors and provides an extraordinary opportunity for students to present the results of their scholarly and creative endeavors through oral or poster presentations or in live performances.  Presenters may also consider publishing their projects in the Meeting of Minds Journal.

Students from Henry Ford Community College, Mott Community College, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College, and their faculty and administrators of course, are invited to attend the conference to see the opportunities awaiting them if they choose to continue their education at any of the host institutions.

View photos from MOM 2017

Planning Committee

Oakland University

Amy Banes-Berceli - Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Shively - Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 

Beth Dawson- Financial Analyst/MoM Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Gabriella Scarlatta - Associate Dean - College of Arts, Sciences & Letters 

Sue Gedert - MoM Coordinator - College of Arts, Sciences & Letters

University of Michigan - Flint

Kenneth Sylvester - Director - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Andre Louis, MPA - Research Program Manager
Journal Archive

Journals can be obtained by contacting the Dean's Office at or (248) 370-2140.