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English major to represent UW-Superior at statewide research showcase

Posted on Feb 27, 2012

UW-Superior students involved in computer science, psychology, writing, art, and transportation and logistics management will showcase their undergraduate research projects March 7 at the State Capitol in Madison.

"Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research," brings students and faculty from University of Wisconsin System campuses to the Capitol Rotunda to share their undergraduate research projects with elected officials, government representatives, and the public.

Among those making presentations areAmy Petersilie, an English major from Duluth. Her research poster is titled "Tale of Training: One Writing Center Reflects." Her research is an independent project based on her work as lead consultant at UW-Superior's Writing Center.

"The focus of my research is on writing consultant training best practices," she said. "In addition to looking into current trends in consultant training, I have collected data drawn from interviews with first-semester writing consultants and their written reflections. The purpose of my project is to evaluate the strengths and opportunities of our current training program and examine ways in which we might adjust our approach to better prepare new consultants for the types of situations they will encounter while working with student clients."

In addition, Petersilie is among 20 students invited to present her poster at the inaugural undergraduate research poster session at the annual convention of the Conference for College Composition and Communication  to be held in March in St. Louis.

Her faculty advisor for Posters in the Rotunda is Jamie White-Farnham, assistant professor of writing.

News Contact: Al Miller | 715-394-8260 | amiller{atuws}
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