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MAILED: May 5, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students received awards during the Sixth Annual Student Research Day.

The annual event, designed to showcase collaborative research involving students and faculty at UW-Eau Claire, was held April 27 and 28.
The Office of University Research with support from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation announces the following awards from the Sixth Annual Student Research Day.
Lori Knoener, with faculty mentor Gretchen Peters, earned first place in the Arts and Humanities category with their project titled "Issues of Change in the Traditional Music of the Hmong." Knoener is senior music major from Howards Grove.
Terry Alexander and Jamie Moser, with faculty mentors Maria DaCosta and Wayne Carroll, were awarded first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category. Their project was titled "The Contribution of Township and Village Enterprises to China's Economic Development." Alexander is a senior economics and business administration major from Eau Claire. Moser is a senior economics major from Webster.
Cathi Jones, with faculty mentor Brady Foust, earned second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category with a project titled "The Inefficiency of Recycling Collection Routes." Jones is a senior geography major from New Richmond.
Karena Andraska, with faculty mentor Jan Hansen, earned third place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category with their project titled "The Effect of Wages and Industry Mix on Per Capita Income." Andraska is a senior economics major from Wisconsin Rapids.
Mae Willkom, with faculty mentor John Tinker, were awarded first place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. Their project was titled "Physical Groundwater Modeling of Crandon Mine Site in Forest County, Wisconsin." Willkom is a senior geology major from Chippewa Falls.
Lisa Sobczak and Carrie Rowe, with faculty mentors Robert Hooper and Brian Mahoney, were awarded second place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. Their project was titled "Transport Pathways of Heavy Metal Contamination in Fluvial Sediments, Coeur d'Alene River, Northern Idaho." Sobczak is a senior geology major from New Berlin and Rowe is a junior geology major from Middleton.
Melissa Wipf, with faculty mentor Paula Kleintjes, earned third place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category with their project titled "Mallard Responses to Human Feeding Behind Davies Center on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Campus." Wipf, of Elk River, Minn., is a senior biology major.
Steve Jenson, with faculty mentors Karen Havholm and Brian Mahoney, were awarded fourth place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category. Their project was titled "Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Lone Rock Formation in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin." Jenson is a senior geology major from River Falls.
Tony Viavattine, with faculty mentor Sean Hartnett, earned fifth place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category with a project titled "GIS Analysis of Hunting Grounds in the Embarrass Mountains, Minnesota Based on GPS Data Collection." Viavattine is a senior geology and geography major from Wauwatosa.
Kristin Kleinsteiber, with faculty mentor Linda Carpenter, earned first place in the Business and Professional Studies category for the project titled "Scholarly Writing in Communication Disorders." Kleinsteiber is a senior communicative disorders major from Madison.
Mary Cismoski, with faculty mentor Anna Alexander Doelle, earned second place in the Business and Professional Studies category for a project titled "Parish Nurse Pilot Program." Cismoski is a senior nursing major from Wisconsin Rapids.
Jennifer Deitte, with faculty mentor Michael Howe, earned third place in the Business and Professional Studies category. Their project was titled "An Analysis of Readings for Mathematics Education." Deitte is a senior mathematics major from Sun Prairie.
Kristin Zuzek, with faculty mentor Lloyd Turtinen, was awarded first place (tied) in the Graduate Entries category for their project titled "A Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-like Gene Encoded by Cytomegalovirus is Transcribed in Infected Cells." Zuzek is a graduate student from Rice Lake.
Jeanne Weggel, with faculty mentor Winifred Morse, earned first place (tied) in the Graduate Entries category for their project titled "Barriers to the Physician Decision to Offer Hospice as an Option for Terminal Care." Weggel is a graduate student from Eau Claire.
Also Paul Pelzl was awarded the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship. His project title was "Analysis of the Mathematical Problems Arising in Atomic Structure Calculations." His faculty mentor was Fred King. Pelzl is a junior physics and mathematics major from Eau Claire.

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Updated: May 4, 1998