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Students Win Outstanding Presentation Award at UW-System Symposium

Students present research and receive award at UW System Symposium

EAU CLAIRE — Students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire participated in the 13th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, which was held this year at UW-Milwaukee.

The event hosts nearly 500 undergraduate students from all UW campuses and provides an opportunity to present scholarly work in all majors and programs of study. The research, scholarly, and creative activity of more than 50 UW-Eau Claire students was presented at this year's Symposium and published in the abstract booklet.

"At UW-Eau Claire, 37 percent of students engage in undergraduate research with faculty," said Dr. Karen Havholm, assistant vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs. This kind of student activity is a high-impact educational practice and a hallmark of the university.

Undergraduates Emy Marier, Hugo, MN, Elora Leene, Oconomowoc, Wesley Meives, Barneveld, Helue Vazquez Valverde, Osseo, and David Hahn, Platteville, received an "Outstanding Presentation" award for their poster, "Examining Adult Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States and China." Dr. Eric Jamelske, associate professor of economics, was their faculty mentor.

Student travel to present at the Symposium was supported by Blugold Commitment funding administered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Havholm at havholkg@uwec.edu or 715-836-3405.

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