UWS students present research at state CapitolUniversity of Wisconsin-Superior students involved in a variety of academic subjects showcased their undergraduate research projects April 17 at the state Capitol in Madison.
By: Submitted by Tom Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Superior university relations specialist
University of Wisconsin-Superior students involved in a 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. Eleven UWS students presented six 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.
UWS students who presented research this year included: Superior native Megan Minor with “Analysis of Performance of Equus ferus caballus After Various Pre-Performance Exercises”; Duluth native Amber Verhel with “Legitimate War Rape? A Multi-Cultural Analysis of Factors Contributing to the Practice of War Rape”; Solon Springs native Jeredt Runions with “Art: A Revitalization Tool”; Jenny Hoffman of Duluth, Cami Inforzato of Wrenshall and Hanna Durfee of Pengilly with “Removing the Scarlet Letter: Wisconsin’s Expungement Policy;” Michael Bodner and Alex Antoine with “Globalization and A New Asian Gateway; and Andrew Bettilyon, Derek Krivinchuk of Poplar and Bryce Harp of Cromwell with “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.