April 11, 2019

Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

UW-Superior undergraduate students traveled to Kennesaw, GA, to present on topics ranging from cancer research to retail development in Superior.

UW-Superior undergraduate students traveled to Kennesaw, GA, to present on topics ranging from cancer research to retail development in Superior.

Seven University of Wisconsin-Superior students are in Kennesaw, GA, for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The students are presenting their original research on topics ranging from cancer research to retail development in Superior.

NCUR celebrates and promotes undergraduate student achievement in all disciplines, provides models of exemplary research, scholarship and creative activity, and helps to improve undergraduate education. Students present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances.

Students participating, their research topics, and faculty mentors include:

  • Hope Eden, “Role of the Six1/MIR-30A Axis in Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma” (Mentor: UC-Denver Collaboration)
  • Scott Holmes, “Black in the Blues, White in English” (Faculty mentor: Jamie White-Farnham)
  • Ana Lam Reyes, “Home Away from Home: The Impact of Community Support in the Lives of Latino Immigrants in the Twin Ports Area” (Faculty mentor: Ephraim Nikoi)
  • Chia-An Lin, “Polyaromatics as Forensic Evidence of Environmental Pollution” (Faculty mentor: Lorena Rios Mendoza)
  • Iveel Munkhbaatar, “The Impact of Smart Growth Initiatives in the State of Wisconsin” (Faculty mentor: Sakib Mahmud)
  • Opeyemi Omiwale, & Obiagel Ekwunwa, “Retail Industry Outlook for the City of Superior” (Faculty mentor: Sakib Mahmud)

In addition, six students will present research at the 16th Annual Research in the Rotunda in Madison on April 17th. Outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the University of Wisconsin System, together with their faculty mentors, will fill the Capitol Rotunda to share their research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters.

“Sharing results is a key part of undergraduate research,” said Julie O’Leary, Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity (URSCA) program administrator. “Attending an event like NCUR provides a forum for student scholars to do this, and also to learn about the work others are doing and see how knowledge is built from the contributions of many individuals. UW-Superior takes great pride in the work of all of these students and the faculty and staff mentors who work with them.”

UW-Superior undergraduate students traveled to Kennesaw, GA, to present on topics ranging from cancer research to retail development in Superior.

UW-Superior undergraduate students traveled to Kennesaw, GA, to present on topics ranging from cancer research to retail development in Superior.

One of the hallmarks for a UW-Superior education is vast opportunities for undergraduate research, Academic Service-Learning and field experience. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working on a research or scholarly project or creative activity with the support of a faculty or staff mentor. Students submit proposals and successful applicants receive a stipend to support them while they complete their project during a 10-week period in the summer.

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