We would like to thank everyone who attended and presented at our first annual Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA). It was great to see all the amazing student research taking place across campus. For more information, visit the CERCA homepage or view the 2013 CERCA Abstract Book for specific details.
Geography graduate lives out dream job during National Geographic internship
Jon Bowen, a 2012 geography graduate, is in the process of completing a three-month internship with the National Geographic Society. Bowen said he participated in field seminar trips and research projects during his undergraduate career at UW-Eau Claire that prepared him for his internship. Bowen's undergraduate research, which began with a trip to Honduras, included a trip to the Charles Darwin Research Foundation in the Galápagos and a workshop on the Google campus. "UW-Eau Claire boasts a campus like no other when it comes to the level of funding it provides for field seminar and research trips," Bowen said. Lean more about the programs we have to support student research and travel.
Physics student researcher receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Thomas Nevins, a junior physics major and Honors Programparticipant from Chippewa Falls, hasbeen awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship for studentspursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. Thomas says thatreceiving the scholarship "really helps justify the past three years ofundergraduate research. Getting the scholarship also tells me that people outthere think my current research is important enough to support and my pastresearch is good enough to show that I know what I'm doing." Nevins' research with Dr. Thomas Lockhart was presented atUW-Eau Claire's annual Student Research Day, and in 2012 his poster on"Formation of Antibubbles in Oil Systems" received an award. Aftergraduating, Nevins plans to pursue a doctorate in experimental physics and thenconduct research in physics at a national laboratory. Lean more about how toget started with research!
Several Computer Science Students Win Awards at Regional Conference
Several University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire computer science students won awards at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium April 19-20 at UW-La Crosse. Senior Isaac Schemm, junior Zachary Forster, junior David Spiegel,and senior Matthew Wisby won first place for Best Undergraduate Paper for "Evaluation Code Reuse When Porting a Desktop Application to the Web." Schemm, Forster and senior Jeff Westphal also won first place in the Symposium's programming contest. Senior Nicholas Jaeger, won third place for Best Undergraduate Paper for "To the Cloud and Back: A Distributed Photo Processing Pipeline." Lean more aboutsupport for travel to present research.
Beginning March 18, NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated
compliance checking of all required sections of proposals.
See Dr. Karen Havholm's article "Students' Commitment to Undergraduate Research" in the fall web edition of Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.