MAILED: May 5, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior geology major has been awarded a 1997 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship from the Council on Undergraduate Research Experience.
Mae Willkom, Chippewa Falls, was one of nine candidates chosen from 70 applicants nationwide to receive the honor.
Each SURE Fellowship recipient will receive a $3,000 stipend to work with a faculty mentor full-time this summer to accomplish established research goals. In addition, each student's faculty mentor will receive a $2,000 stipend for supplies and materials, salary and travel money. Funding is provided for the student and faculty mentor to present their research findings in a poster session at a sectional meeting of the Geological Society of America.
Willkom's faculty mentor is Dr. John R. Tinker Jr., professor of geology at UW-Eau Claire. Their research project is titled "Groundwater Modeling of Potential Drawdowns from the Proposed Crandon Mine in Forest County, Wisconsin."
The award is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Council on Undergraduate Research. CUR's purpose is to serve students, faculty and administrators in the sciences at primarily undergraduate institutions by generating awareness and national support to promote research at undergraduate institutions.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 9, 1997