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UW-Eau Claire Announces Winners
Of Student Research Day Awards
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MAILED: April 30, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Several University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students were recognized for their research projects that were showcased in the annual Student Research Day that was held on campus earlier this month.
The UW-Eau Claire Office of University Research and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation presented the awards.
First place in the Arts and Humanities category went to Karl Hehl, a senior geography major from Fall Creek, and Scott Zillmer, a senior geography major from Eau Claire, for a project titled "Publishing a Turn of the Century Atlas." Their faculty mentor was Sean Hartnett.
Second place in the Arts and Humanities category was awarded to Martin Stelter, a senior history and American Indian Studies major from Cumberland, for his project titled "Defining a People, Creating a State: The Wisconsin Constitution in Jacksonian Context." His faculty mentor was James Oberly.
First place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences went to Laura Lockner, a senior psychology major from Faribault, Minn., for a project titled "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Are Students at Risk?" Her faculty mentor was Blaine Peden.
Second place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category went to the researchers of a project titled "Metro Stops and Retail Structure in the District of Columbia." Student researchers were: Chris Bellin, a senior geography major from Sturgeon Bay; Paul Gibson, a senior geography major from Durand; Karl Hehl, a senior geography major from Fall Creek; Elizabeth Holbrook, a senior geography major from Sheboygan; Timothy Lawrence, a senior geography and English major from Burnsville, Minn.; Bridget Loehr, a senior geography major from Fond Du Lac; Carrie Mogged, a senior geography and sociology major from Green Bay; Karin Ohme, a senior geography major from Sheboygan; Angela Uttech, a senior geography major from Beaver Dam; and Aaron Zwiefelhofer, a senior geography major from Chippewa Falls. The faculty mentor was Brady Foust.
Third place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category went to Carrie Peterson, a junior psychology major from Plymouth, for her project titled "Impulsivity and Self-Control in Pigeons." Her faculty mentor was Gregory Madden.
First place in the Business and Professional Studies category went to Angela Gronseth, a junior accounting major from Byron, for her project titled "Financial Statements: What Does Your Banker Really Want and Expect?" Her faculty mentors were Richard Helleloid and Michael Wilson.
Second place in the Business and Professional Studies category went to Melissa Durand, a senior management information systems major from Spooner, and Buck Rawhouser, a senior management information systems major from Colfax, for a project titled "Developing a Client/Server Database Application to Support Project Teams." Their faculty mentor was Joline Morrison.
First place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to Carrie Rowe, a senior geology major from Middleton, and Jean Morrison, a senior geology major from Neillsville, for a project titled "Speciation and Transport of Heavy Metals in the Coeur d'Alene River Valley, Northern Idaho." Their faculty mentors were Brian Mahoney and Robert Hooper.
Second place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to the creators of a project titled "Synthetic Models for Metal-Substituted Mononuclear Superoxide Dismutases." Student researchers were Joseph Emerson, a senior chemistry major from Eau Claire; Gregory Farrell, a senior chemistry major from Eau Claire; Kari Truszynski, a sophomore nursing major from Franklin; and Jason Hallman, a senior chemistry major from Rogers, Minn. The faculty mentor was Jason Halfen.
Third place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to Carolyn Boyce, a sophomore biology major from Eau Claire, for her project titled "Is Amine Metabolism Important in Amine-Induced Rat Coronary Artery Vasospasm?" Her faculty mentor was Daniel Conklin.
Fourth place in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to Michael Schmidt, a senior geology major from Eau Claire, for a project titled "Comparative Geochemistry of the Spences Bridge Group and Coeval Volcanic Rocks of South-Central British Columbia." His faculty mentor was Brian Mahoney.
Honorable mention in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to Janet Robinson, a senior geography major from Altoona, for her project titled "Assessing Construction Site Soil Erosion Practices in Eau Claire, Wisconsin." Her faculty mentor was Garry Running.
Honorable mention in the Natural and Physical Science category went to Kelly Nest, a senior biology major from Marshfield, and Matthew Janiga, a senior biology major from Andover, Minn., for their project titled "Effects of Dexamethasone on Hamster Circadian Rhythms." Their faculty mentor was Dan Janik.
Honorable mention in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to Kenneth Kehoe, a junior physics major from Green Bay, for his project titled "Investigation of the Angular Distribution of the Atomic Chlorine 3s-Photoelectron in the Photon Energy Range of 30 to 150eV." His faculty mentor was Scott Whitfield.
Honorable mention in the Natural and Physical Sciences category went to the creators of a project titled "Variability in the Competitive Success of Stream Fishes: Testing Predictions of the Lottery Model." Student researchers were Michael Johansen, a senior biology major from Amery; Angela Thomae, a sophomore biochemistry/molecular biology major from Rosemount, Minn.; and Adam Bloemke, a senior biology major from Winona, Minn. Their faculty mentor was David Lonzarich.
First place in the Graduate Entries category went to Scott Moline, a graduate student in school psychology from Genoa; Anne Oxton, a senior psychology major from St. Cloud, Minn.; and Heidi Borgschartz, a senior psychology major from Eagan, Minn. Their project was titled "Self-Reported Effects of Stimulant Medication on Adolescents and Young Adults." William Frankenberger was the faculty mentor.
The Kell Container Scholarship also was awarded during the Student Research Day reception. DeWayne Halfen, a junior chemistry major from Chippewa Falls, received the award. His project was titled "Electron Transfer Reactions of Small Organic and Organometallic Molecules." His faculty mentor was Jack Pladziewicz.
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Updated: April 30, 1999