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Student Research Day
Winners Announced
MAILED: May 5, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Office of University Research, with support from the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc., has announced student award winners from the eighth annual Student Research Day.
Graduate student Jaime Malcore, Brussels, with faculty mentor Dr. Jon Scales, assistant professor of biology, placed first in the graduate studies category for "Investigation of the Molecular Mechanisms of Pag-Induced Cell Dissociation."
Graduate student Kimberly Newport, Berlin, with faculty mentor Dr. Erna Kelly, professor of English, received honorable mention in the graduate studies category for her project "Margaret Cavendish: A Modern Edition of Two Plays and an Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Sources."
Senior Andrew Franko, White Bear Lake, Minn., sophomore Jeffrey Shurtleff, Brookfield, and junior Ryan Stilp, Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Dr. Cynthia Gray-Mash, assistant professor of foundations of education, received first place in the arts and humanities category. Their project was titled "Exploring Termespheres Using Video Documentary Processes."
Junior Jennifer Hale, Medford, with faculty mentor Dr. Lori Rowlett, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, was awarded honorable mention in the arts and humanities category for "The New Historicism and Afro-Caribbean Religion in Louisiana."
Juniors Elisha Poppitz, Carver, Minn., and Davin Mikkonen, Anoka, Minn., with faculty mentor William Woody, assistant professor of psychology, won first place in the behavioral and social sciences category. The project was titled "Vengeance: Effects of Gender, Age and Religious Background."
Senior Jonathan Holste, Eagan, Minn., with faculty mentor Dr. David Schaffer, assistant professor of economics, earned second place in the behavioral and social sciences category. The project was titled "The Changing Effects of Education on Hourly Earnings in the U.S."
Seniors Cheri Ness, North St. Paul, Minn., and Jaclyn Rudebeck, Germantown, with faculty mentor William Woody, received honorable mention in the behavioral and social sciences category for their project "Understanding Burden of Proof in Civil Damage Cases with Punitive Damage Awards."
Senior Lori Christians, Wausau, with faculty mentors Dr. Charles Tomkovick, associate professor of management and marketing, and Dr. Rama Yelkur, assistant professor of management and marketing, won first place in the business and professional studies category. The project was titled "Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness in the 1990s."
Seniors Linda Arrowood, Wausau, and Tracey Busch, Algoma, with faculty mentor Dr. Vicki Snider, department chair of special education, placed second in the business and professional studies category with their project "Teachers' Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding the Use of Stimulant Medication for Treatment of Students with ADHD."
Junior Carrie Walz, Black River Falls, and faculty mentor Ingrid Ulstad, accounting and finance lecturer, received honorable mention in the business and professional studies category with "Accounting Success: What Is It? Who's Got It?"
Senior Jennifer Vanderpoel, Cedarburg, with faculty mentor Dr. Cheryl Muller, associate professor of chemistry, earned first place in the natural and physical sciences category. The project was titled "Study of Intermediates of the Swern Oxidation by Means of a Chiral Sulfoxide."
Senior Randall Recob, Delavan, with faculty mentor Dr. Kim Pierson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, won first place in the natural and physical sciences category for "Transmission Electron Microscopy of Semiconductor Devices: Collaboration with Local Companies."
Seniors Joshua Kohn, Eau Claire, and Karl Beaster, Ashland, with faculty mentor Dr. Karen Havholm, associate professor of geology, received first place in the natural and physical sciences category for their project titled "Wind or Water? Paleoenvironment of the Proterozoic Hinckley Sandstone, Northeastern Minnesota."
Seniors Benjamin Schneeberger, Custer, and Andrew Ehrhard, Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Dr. Daniel Janik, assistant professor of biology, placed first in the natural and physical sciences category. The project was titled "Predictability of Exercise-Induced Circadian Clock Resetting in Hamsters."
Senior Adam Wirtz, Berlin, and December 1999 graduates Joseph Stuecken, Plymouth, Minn., and Katie Eberhardt, Eau Claire, along with faculty mentor Dr. Sean Hartnett, professor of geography, earned first place for their project in the natural and physical sciences category. The project was titled "GPS Mapping Fluvial Processes on the Lower Chippewa River."
Senior Nicholas Gagnon, Galesville, with faculty mentor Dr. Stephen Drucker, assistant professor of chemistry, received honorable mention in the natural and physical sciences category for his project "Assembly of a High-Resolution Laser Spectrometer."
Senior Jody Brandrup, Eau Claire, with faculty mentor Dr. J. Brian Mahoney, assistant professor of geology, also was awarded honorable mention in the natural and physical sciences category for "Geochemical Analysis of Glaciofluvial Sedimentation, Puget Lowland, Washington: Constraints on Episodic Provenance Shifts."
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Updated: May 4, 2000