MAILED: April 10, 2001
The third annual University of Wisconsin System Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will be held at UW-Eau Claire from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.
This event offers an opportunity for students to present scholarly work to a statewide audience, participate in oral presentations, poster and gallery exhibits, and artistic performances, and interact with students and faculty from other UW System campuses.
Dr. Andrew T. Phillips, chair of the computer science department at UW-Eau Claire, said it is a natural fit for UW-Eau Claire to host this statewide event.
UW-Eau Claire is recognized statewide as the leader in student/faculty research at the undergraduate level, and thats the point of the symposium, Phillips said.
There will be two poster sessions, two oral sessions and a creative session scheduled throughout the day. More than 120 posters, 50 oral presentations and 15 creative activities will take place. Work will be presented in several fields, ranging from biology and chemistry to sociology and anthropology to music and theater.
Dr. Valerie V. Shears, assistant professor of chemistry at Iowa State University, will deliver the keynote speech at lunch held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The symposium is open to the public, and students are especially encourage d to attend and discover what their student colleagues around the state are doing, Phillips said, adding that events such as this highlight the interests and accomplishments of the students in their academic programs.
All 13 UW System universities, as well as two UW colleges, will be represented.
UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, may attend the symposium at no charge.
The UW System Administration sponsors the event, which will be hosted by the Center of Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration at UW-Eau Claire.
For more information, contact Phillips at (715) 836-2526 or La Vone Sneen, Continuing Education, at (715) 836-4954.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 10, 2001