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UW-Superior undergraduate research highlighted

Posted on Jul 31, 2013
11 local students present research at Posters in the Rotunda Day in Madison
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Students in Madison from top to bottom: Derek Krivinchuk, Jennifer Hoffman, Amber Verhel, Cami Inforzato, Megan Minor, Alex Antoin, Bryce Harp, Michael Bodner, Jeredt Runions and Hanna Durfee. Not pictured, Andrew Bettilyon.

Students in Madison from top to bottom: Derek Krivinchuk, Jennifer Hoffman, Amber Verhel, Cami Inforzato, Megan Minor, Alex Antoin, Bryce Harp, Michael Bodner, Jeredt Runions and Hanna Durfee. Not pictured, Andrew Bettilyon.

University of Wisconsin-Superior students involved in a wide variety of academic subjects showcased their undergraduate research projects April 17 at the State Capitol in Madison.

"Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research," brought 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. Overall, the eleven UW-Superior students presented six separate exhibits.

During Posters in the Rotunda, state leaders had the opportunity to view poster presentations of the research projects, speak with students and faculty members, and learn more about how this experience enriches the educational experience.

UW-Superior students presenting research this year include:

  • Megan Minor: Analysis of Performance of Equus ferus caballus After Various Pre-Performance Exercises.
  • Amber Verhel: Legitimate War Rape? : A Multi-Cultural Analysis of Factors Contributing to the Practice of War Rape.
  • Jeredt Runions: Art: A Revitalization Tool.
  • Jenny Hoffman,Cami Inforzato, Hanna Durfee: Removing the Scarlet Letter: Wisconsin's Expungement Policy.
  • Michael Bodner & Alex Antoine: Globalization and A New Asian Gateway.
  • Andrew Bettilyon, Derek Krivinchuk, Bryce Harp: Duluth/ Superior Harbor Water Taxi.

Studies show that undergraduate research leads to better job readiness, encompassing a broad range of student talents, interests and skills across academic disciplines. Additionally, participation in undergraduate research contributes to improved student retention and graduate rates.

Annual Posters in the Rotunda: Explore the Power of Student Research

Nearly 150 University of Wisconsin System undergraduate students and their faculty advisers filled the Capitol Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 17, for the 10th annual event to share their undergraduate research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. State leaders and others had the opportunity to view poster presentations depicting the research projects, speak with students, and learn more about how this work enriches their college experience.

"This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the exciting research going on throughout the state, and to support Wisconsin students and faculty members who contribute to the state's strong economic future," said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. He added, "We are delighted to showcase the innovative undergraduate research going on across the UW System and strengthen our commitment to making undergraduate research a top priority."

Posters in Rotunda story in the Duluth News Tribune

Also that day...

On Wednesday, April 17 the Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity was held on campus that featured about 40 students who were recognized for their work over the past year and received certificates of achievement.

Also that day the URSCA Day of Celebration announced the recipients of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. This is the second summer of these UW-Superior Foundation sponsored Fellowships which provide students and their mentors with $4,000 in supportive funding to engage in summer research projects.

Later that night 30 more students were honored with Swenson scholarships for their amazing work in the classroom as well, all because of the supportive and encouraging faculty here on campus. Special thanks to Jim and Sue Swenson for their support!

And also on that same day 10 UW-Superior social work students were also in Madison visiting with state lawmakers and taking part in a state wide social work conference.

News Contact: Tom Hansen | 715-394-8260 | thansen7{atuws}
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