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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Eighth Annual Student Research Day
Slated for April 17-18 at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: April 6, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — Students and faculty will showcase their collaborative research efforts during the eighth annual Student Research Day April 17-18 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
More than 160 posters will be on display, representing student and faculty collaborative research projects from 31 university departments. The presentations represent work by 300 students in collaboration with 190 faculty mentors.
Posters will be on display from noon to 8 p.m. April 17 and from 8 a.m. to noon April 18. Undergraduate and graduate student authors and faculty mentors will be with their posters and willing to discuss their projects from noon to 3:30 p.m. April 17. Awards will be presented during a reception scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. April 17 in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center.
"The event will highlight student research accomplishments and the important role faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process," said Dr. Christopher Lind, assistant dean for research at UW-Eau Claire. "This is an opportunity to observe the wide variety of research being conducted on campus."
With 31 of UW-Eau Claire's 33 departments represented at the event, Student Research Day truly has become a university-wide event, Lind said, noting that the growing number of posters displayed each year reflects the increased amount of collaborative research taking place at UW-Eau Claire. The use of differential tuition dollars continues to make such projects possible in all departments on campus, Lind said, adding that summer research projects also are now regularly funded.
Six judges will be on campus to evaluate Student Research Day presentations in the categories of arts and humanities, business and professional studies, behavioral and social sciences, and natural and physical sciences. The judges will be Ronald Caple, professor of chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth; Max Harris, executive director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council; Suzanne Matthew, executive director of Northern Wisconsin Area Health Center; Bonnie Sherman, chair of the department of psychology at St. Olaf College in Minnesota and a counselor for the Council on Undergraduate Research, Division of Psychology; Jill Singer, professor of earth sciences at Buffalo State College in New York and a counselor for the Council on Undergraduate Research; and Joy Zedler, professor of botany and Aldo Leopold chair in restoration ecology at UW-Madison.
For more information about Student Research Day, contact Lind at (715) 836-3405.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 6, 2000