MAILED: April 17, 2000
Sixty-one University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students and four faculty members will showcase their research projects at the 14th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, April 27-29.
Usually there are 15 to 20 UW-Eau Claire students who attend the conference, said Dr. Christopher Lind, assistant dean for research at UW-Eau Claire. But this year a record number of students were accepted to present their projects, he said. They will join approximately 2,000 undergraduates, faculty and administrators from more than 400 colleges and universities representing almost every state in the nation to hear and discuss undergraduate creative and scholarly work.
Students will highlight and explain their projects through oral presentations, interdisciplinary poster sessions and artistic performances and exhibits. The conference gives students an opportunity to learn from other students, Lind said.
"We are pleased we have a wide range of disciplines represented, such as American Indian studies, biology, communication and journalism, kinesiology and political science," Lind said. "The UW-Eau Claire image is enhanced on a national level by our students participating."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 16, 2000