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Students to present research at UW System Symposium

April 18, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Thirteen students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will participate April 27 in the 12th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at UW-Parkside.

The event gives undergraduate students in all majors and programs of study and from all UW System campuses the opportunity to present their scholarly work. Students participate through poster displays, oral presentations, exhibits and performances that may include dance, poetry, music and theater.

"This kind of student activity is a high-impact educational practice and a hallmark of the university," said Dr. Karen Havholm, assistant vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs. "At UW-Eau Claire, 25 percent of seniors report working on a research project with a faculty mentor outside of a course."

The following students are presenting at this year's symposium:

Chris Brown, Onalaska, a senior majoring in Spanish for business/professions; Drew Christensen, Wausau, a senior business economics major; Judy Dickinson, Marshfield, a senior economics and psychology major; Stephen Fisher, Maple Grove, Minn, a junior business economics major; Lainee Hoffman, Clintonville, a senior psychology major; Elora Leene, Oconomowoc, a junior history and political science major; Stephanie Mabrey, Franklin, a senior economics major; Christine Ostendorf, Hudson, a graduate student in the doctor of nursing practice program; Dan Putman, Green Bay, a senior economics and mathematics major; Kevin Reinhold, Appleton, a senior psychology major; April Ross, Wauwatosa, a senior economics major; Brittany Whited, Hastings, Minn., a senior environmental public health major; and Laurelyn Wieseman, Lake Geneva, a senior economics major.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Havholm, assistant vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, at havholkg@uwec.edu or 715-836-3405.

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