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UW-Eau Claire Announces Winners
From 15th Annual Student Research Day

RELEASED: May 4, 2007

Courtney Wood discussing research
Katie KlotzAbove, junior Courtney Wood discussed her group's research project with students who attended Student Research Day. Wood's group, who worked with faculty mentor William Frankeberger, received first-place honors in the graduate entries category. Biochemistry major Katie Klotz, right, received the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship. Klotz's faculty mentor was Jason Halfen. (Photos by Rick Mickelson, LTS)

EAU CLAIRE — The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with the support of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation has announced the following awards from the 15th annual Student Research Day held April 23-24.

Research Day highlights student research accomplishments and the role that faculty and academic staff play as mentors in the scholarly activity process. This year's Research Day featured 252 projects in all 56 more projects than last year. Sixty-two students and 13 departments were awarded Research Day honors.

Senior Zach Stensen, Augusta, placed first in the arts and humanities category for "The Augusta Portrait Series: Capturing the Essence of Experience Etched in Age," with faculty mentor Sandra Starck, art & design.

Senior Stephanie Holte, Sheboygan, and juniors Courtney Doyel, North Pole, Alaska, Katie Lebrun, Eau Claire, andAllison Wells, Eau Claire, placed second in the arts and humanities category for "'Try Me, Good King': Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII: The Art Song Cycle on Stage," with faculty mentors Mitra Sadeghpour and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, music and theatre arts.

Seniors Nicholas Vanselow, Hudson, Corey Stocco, Coon Rapids, Minn., Sara Weinkauf, Rockford, Minn., and Matthew Newquist, La Crosse, and junior Jodi Ogle, Medford, placed first in the behavioral and social sciences category with "Comparing the Effects of Single Target and Multiple Target Trials on Acquisition, Generalization, and Maintenance," with faculty mentor Kevin Klatt, psychology.

Junior Courtney Doyel, North Pole, Alaska, placed second in the behavioral and social sciences category with "Alcohol Use Among Music Majors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire," with faculty mentors Mitra Sadeghpour and Allen Keniston, music and theatre arts and psychology.

Seniors Emily Cooper, Germantown, and Ashley Vacha, Plover, and junior Amanda Albert, South Milwaukee, placed third in the behavioral and social sciences category with "The Role of Expectations for Future Family Obligations in Career Choice for Men and Women," with faculty mentor Melissa Bonstead-Bruns, sociology.

In the behavioral and social sciences category there was a three-way tie for fourth place. Sophomores Amanda Conley, Grafton, and Megan DeRusha, Elk Mound, tied for fourth place for "Peer Pressure in the Potty: The Relationship Between the Presence of Others and an Individual's Decision to Wash Their Hands," with faculty mentor Blaine Peden, psychology. They tied with senior Megan Jablonski, Cedarburg, and freshman Andrea Leisen, Plainview, Minn., for "Evaluation of a Kids' Weekend Meals Program at Longfellow Elementary School," with faculty mentors Mary Beth Leibham and Lori Bica, psychology; and also with seniors Craig Braunel, Edgar, Jacqueline Chambers, Kewaskum, Nathan Christ, Eau Claire, Brian Czech, Oshkosh, Andrew Duggan, La Crescent, Minn., Derek Hagen, Altoona, Lawrence Hoffman, Wausau, Joseph Kelly, Menomonee Falls, Rachel Kjos, New London, Amy Ledin, Superior, Katherine Patterson, Appleton, Eric Pascal, Menomonie, and Gregory Smoczyk, Chippewa Falls, and juniors Ellen Chase, La Crosse, Jennifer Proctor, Osseo, and Nicholas King, La Crosse, for "Geographic Analysis of New York City Neighborhoods" with faculty mentors Brady Foust and Lisa Theo, geography and anthropology.

Seniors Erica Borresen, North Mankato, Minn., Kyle Zahler, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Eugene Boyd, Barronett, and junior Jeanna Wallenta, Lake Lillian, Minn., placed first in the business and professional studies category with "A Moderate-Intensity Exercise Program: Fulfilling the ACSM Net Energy Expenditure Recommendation, Improves Health Outcomes in Premenopausal Women," with faculty mentor Lance Dalleck, kinesiology.

Seniors Karsten Powell, Barneveld, and Marie Gosse, Elkhart Lake, placed second in the business and professional studies category with "Queen Bee's and Wannabe's: Gender Equity in the Classroom," with faculty mentor Deb Pattee, curriculum and instruction.

Seniors Kathryn Borgmann, Sauk Centre, Minn., Emily Axelson, Muskego, Erin Ellis, Maple Grove, Minn., and Rebecca Derrick, New Richmond, placed third in the business and professional studies category with "Phonological Awareness and Phonological Acquisition in Children with Cochlear Implants: A Pilot Study," with faculty mentor Timothy Lippold, communication sciences and disorders.

Senior Michael Slowinski, Appleton, placed fourth in the business and professional studies category with "Peer Luck: How Gender Differences Affect Student Success with Peer Revision," with faculty mentor Carmen Manning, English.

Senior Lynn Galston, North Freedom, tied for first place in the life and earth sciences category with "Re-Evaluation of the Proterozoic Devils Island Sandstone, Keweenawan Rift, Northern Wisconsin," with faculty mentor Karen Havholm, geology. She tied with senior Matthew Brewer, Clintonville, for "Infection Patterns of Cryptosporidium spp. in Dairy Calves of Western Wisconsin," with faculty mentor Darwin Wittrock, biology.

Junior Ryan Boley, Belleville, and senior Matthew McCann, Black River Falls, tied for second place in the life and earth sciences category with "Quantifying Foraging Behavior with Increasing Water Velocity in Creek Chub (Semolitus atromaculatus)," with faculty mentor David Lonzarich, biology. They tied with seniors Phillip Larson, Prescott, and David Speer, Hales Corners, for "Late Quaternary Stream Terraces of the Lower Chippewa River Valley, West-Central Wisconsin," with faculty mentors Douglas Faulkner, Harry Jol and Garry Running, geography and anthropology.

Senior Amy Croswell, Brooklyn Park, Minn., tied for third place in the life and earth sciences category with "Stimulation of Signal Transduction Pathways by Treatment with Different Amphotericin B Formulations," with faculty mentor Lloyd Turtinen, biology. She tied with senior Jeremy Hinke, Phillips, for "LiDAR-Based Geomorphic Mapping and Terrain Analysis of the Blue Hills Felsenmeer Valley, Rusk County, Wisconsin," with faculty mentor Chad Wittkop, geology.

Senior Matthew Hooper, Eau Claire, and junior Kirsten Strobush, Fall Creek, placed first in the physical and mathematical sciences category with "Ethylene Absorption on Crystalline and Amorphous Water Ice," with faculty mentor James Boulter, chemistry.

Senior Stacy Jo Kouba, Two Rivers, received a second place in the physical and mathematical sciences category with "Exploring the Mathematical Models for Calculating Alcohol Concentration in the Blood and the Breath," with faculty mentors Mohamed Elgindi and Robert Langer, mathematics.

Seniors Vinay Rao, Eau Claire, and Lori Scardino, Eau Claire, and sophomore Lee Behling, Amery, placed third in the physical and mathematical sciences category with "Catching the Shape-Shifting of a Metal-Scavenger: Methanobactin CD Spectroscopy," with faculty mentor Scott Hartsel, chemistry.

Junior Zachary Krieger Frye, La Crosse, received a fourth place in the physical and mathematical sciences category with "Approximations of the Cross Section of a Membrane Trough that Produces Optimum Flow," with faculty mentors Mohamed Elgindi and John Drost, mathematics.

Graduate student Bob Latterman, Manistique, Mich., and juniors Courtney Wood, Oshkosh, and Stephanie Pahl, Oneida, took first place in the graduate entry category with "The Effect of Stimulant Medication Warnings on Teachers' Attitudes and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment Referrals," with faculty mentor William Frankenberger, psychology.

In addition, senior Katie Klotz, a biochemistry major from St. Cloud, Minn., was awarded the Kell Container Corporation Scholarship. Her project was titled "Probing the Molecular Architecture of Iron-based Catalysts for the Aziridination of Olefins," with faculty mentor Jason Halfen, chemistry.

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