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Student Research Day Winners Named
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MAILED: May 13, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of University Research with support from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation has announced student award winners from the Fifth Annual Student Research Day, held April 28 and 29.

Kimberly Byerly, a senior elementary education and art major from Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Karen Horan, was awarded first place in the Arts and Humanities category. The project was titled "Paste Paper Book for the Classroom: A Two Hour Workshop."

Dawn Erdmann, a senior social work major from Appleton, and Michael McElwee, a senior social work major from Wauwatosa, with faculty mentors Donald Mowry and Steven Tallant, won first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. The project was titled "Healthy Communities 2000."

Shelby Haschker, a junior psychology major from Whitefish Bay, and Molly Kolbe, a junior psychology major from Chilton, with faculty mentors Blaine Peden and Allen Keniston, earned second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category with their project titled "To See Our Poster As Others See It."

Cathi Jones, a senior geography major from New Richmond, with faculty mentor Brady Foust, was awarded third place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. Her project was titled "Impacts of Agriculture on the Water Resources of the Salinas Valley."

Matthew Solensky, a graduate biology student from Maplewood, Minn., with faculty mentor Paula Kleintjes, was awarded first place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. The project was titled "Nest Success and Risk of Predation for Songbirds in Christmas Tree Plantations."

Nilhan Gunasekera, a senior chemistry major from Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Barbara Bansanauer, received second place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. The project was titled "Separation and Identification of Components in Eastern Green Mamba Snake Venom Using Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) with UV and Electro-Chemical (CE) Detection."

Thomas Danielson, a senior geology and physics major from Eau Claire, with faculty mentor J. Brian Mahoney, received third place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. The project was titled "Comparative Geochemistry of the Powell Creek Group Volcanic Rocks and Petrographically Similar Clasts of the Conglomerate of Churn Creek."

Tom Kroeger, a senior physics major from Coon Rapids, Minn., and Tami Woodcock, a senior physics major from Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Paul Thomas, won fourth place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. Their project was titled "Bringing Mars Rocks to Earth Part 1: Excavation by Asteroid Impact."

Karen Stammer, a senior music therapy major from New Berlin, with faculty mentor Lee Anna Rasar, earned first Place in the Business and Professional Studies category for her project titled "Effectiveness of Videolog to Track Interaction Responses."

Lori Lofquist, a senior elementary education major from Altoona, with faculty mentors Joan Jones and Andrew Balas, received second place in the Business and Professional Studies category for her project titled "College Algebra, Technology, and Cooperative Groups."

Kristin Zuzek, a biology graduate student from Rice Lake, and Kelly Hosley, a senior biochemistry/molecular biology major from Chippewa Falls, with faculty mentor Lloyd Turtinen, were awarded first place in the Graduate Entries category. Their project was titled "Cloning, Expression, and Purification of a Herpesvirus Encoded Cytokine Receptor."

Kevin Fritz, graduate student from Rochester, Minn., with faculty mentor Sandra Sweeney, was awarded second in the Graduate Entries category for his project titled "Males in Nursing as Published in the American Journal of Nursing."

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Updated: May 13, 1997