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2010 Student Research Day winners  







Arts and Humanities

1st

Buckley Cloud with faculty mentor Scott Lowe, “Scientific and Unscientific Aspects of Buddhism.”

2nd

Lucas Knowles with faculty mentor James Oberly, “Beloit, Wisconsin and the Great Migration."

3rd

Johnathan Turba and Stephanie Schmidt with faculty mentor Nicholas Phillips, “Exploring the Piano Music of Roy Harris.”

Behavioral and Social Sciences - Psychology

1st

Eric Fuerstenberg and Maria Vander Wyst with faculty mentor April Bleske-Rechek, “Scientific Literacy and its Correlates: Knowledge of Evolution, Genetics, and the Physical Sciences in UW-Eau Claire Freshmen.”

2nd

Heather Harris, Kelly Denkinger, and Leah Erickson with faculty mentor April Bleske-Rechek, “Women's Appearance and Body Shape across the Menstrual Cycle: Heightened Attractiveness at Ovulation?”

3rd


Dustin Greelis-Vanlaningham, Leah Erickson, and Jennifer Becker with faculty mentor Jeffrey Goodman, “Stigma Acknowledgment: Why and When is it an Effective Social Strategy.”

4th



Jaime Barth, Holly Perszyk, Jeffrey Miller, Katie Wiskow, Tory Miller, Samantha Liggett, and Brianne Foiles with faculty mentor Daniel Holt, “Evaluation of Three Leash Training Approaches with Canines.”

Behavioral and Social Sciences

1st

Paige Hehl with faculty mentor David Schaffer, “Wage Penalties in Majority-Female Occupations.”

2nd

Bryan Reinhold, Amber Jamelske, Elizabeth Reinke, and Kevin Reinhold with faculty mentors Eric Jamelske and Lori Bica, “Evaluating the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Elementary Schools: Comparing Program Effects after Two Months and Six Months of Program Implementation.”

3rd

Katherine Northey, Meghan Rohe, Samantha Howard, Lindsey Smith, and Anna Riedel with faculty mentor Martha Fay, “The Silencing Effect of Uncertainty: Communication Apprehension and Organizational Change.”

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David Melsness with faculty mentor Ryan Weichelt, “Geographical Crime Displacement: The Robert Taylor Homes and Englewood.”


Laurelyn Wieseman, April Ross, Samuel Block, and Drew Christensen with faculty mentor Eric Jamelske, “The Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development Cash for Clunkers Project: An Overview of the Guidelines and Goals of the Program and an Assessment of the Program’s Success.”

Business and Professional Studies

1st

Eric Becker with faculty mentor Kristina Bourne, “Becoming a Global Leader: Examining the Barriers for Chippewa Valley Businesses.”

2nd

Hannah Stoelzle, Kristi Finco, Sadie Foss, Jenna Snyder, and Katie Edwards with faculty mentor Marquell Johnson, “Accessibility of Fitness and Wellness Facilities in Western Wisconsin for Individuals with Disabilities.”

3rd

Spencer Rohlinger with faculty mentors Ruth Cronje, Kelly Murray, and Todd Wellnitz, “Promoting Students' Scientific Understanding with the Science Writing Heuristic.”

4th

Katie Humbert with faculty mentor Vicki Samelson, “Strategies First Graders with Low Oral Language Skills Use to Solve Math Word Problems.”

Biological and Chemical Sciences

1st

Benjamin Krentz with faculty mentor Warren Gallagher, “The Structure of a New Methanobactin Hints at the Existence of a Whole New Class of Peptide-derived Metal-binding Molecules.”

2nd

Kate Pischke, Jessica Soine, Sarah Ames, Nicholas Schoenfuss, Zachary Snobl, and Joshua Pletzer with faculty mentors Todd Wellnitz and Eric Merten, “How Many Lichen? How Many Trees? Island Biogeography in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.”

3rd

Brandon Blaisdell with faculty mentor Derek Gingerich, “Phenotypic Characterization of lrb Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana.”

4th

Kurt Flesch with faculty mentor Christine Morales, “Computational Study of Structure and Stability in Supramolecular Liquid Crystals.”

5th

Danae Fitzmaurice with faculty mentor Winnifred Bryant, “Environmental Estrogens and Regulation the Prolactin Promoter in Pituitary Cells.”

Physical, Mathematical and Earth Sciences

1st

Giselle Conde with faculty mentors Phillip Ihinger and Ellery Frahm, “Geochemistry of Anatolian Obsidian: Implications for Sourcing and Dating of Artifacts.”

2nd

Mark Bauer and Hong Yang with faculty mentor Simei Tong, “Optimizing the Evacuation of Hospitals Phase II.”

3rd

Crystal Nickel, Shane Peterson, and Taylor Crist with faculty mentor Katherine Grote, “Three Dimensional Vadose Zone Characterization of a Wisconsin Orchard Using Electromagnetic Techniques.”

4th

James Bomber and Nicholas Brewer with faculty mentor Thomas Lockhart, “Bouncing Liquid Jets: The Role of the Air Film.”

5th

Jessica Meyers and Bryan Hardel with faculty mentor Geoffrey Pignotta, “Geochemical characterization of the Paleozoic Mt. Attree volcanic complex, Terrace, British Colombia.”

Graduate Entries

1st

Britny Gabert with faculty mentor Michael Axelrod, “Spectrum Disorders and Specific Learning Disabilities: Parental Perspectives of Special Education Services.”

Kell Container Corporation Scholarship

Mark Bauer was awarded the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship. His project is titled "Optimizing Emergency Evacuation of a Major Shopping Mall," and his faculty mentor is Simei Tong.


 

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