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UW-Eau Claire Students to Present Research at Capitol Rotunda

RELEASED: April 20, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Eleven University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will present seven research projects to legislators, state leaders and UW System alumni and supporters during "Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research," held April 22 at the state capitol in Madison.

Participating students, their faculty mentors and research topics are:

  • Amanda Verriden, Green Bay, psychology (Dr. Kevin Klatt), "Assessing Preferences for Young Children Diagnosed with Autism."
  • Touger Thao, Eau Claire, philosophy and religious studies (Dr. Scott Lowe), "The Essential Aspects of Traditional and Christian Hmong Weddings in America."
  • Sarah J. Peterson, Eau Claire, and Robyn Fennig, Muskego, biology (Dr. Kristina Beuning), "The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2008 Carbon Inventory."
  • Heather Nichols, Pittsville, nursing (Dr. Cheryl Lapp), "War and Its Aftermath: A Study of Nurses and Their Resilience in the Coming Home Process."
  • Amber Jamelske, Eau Claire, Beth Lutz, Eau Claire, and William Hendricks, Mound, Minn., economics (Dr. Eric Jamelske) and psychology (Dr. Lori Bica), "Impact of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program on the Attitudes and Behaviors of Elementary School Students in Eau Claire, Wisconsin."
  • Nicholas King, La Crosse, and Amy Wichlacz, Deerfield, geography and anthropology (Dr. Doug Faulkner), "Planimetric Channel Change Along the Lower Chippewa River in West-Central Wisconsin, 1938-2008."
  • Angela Nieman, Greenfield, music and theatre arts (Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour), "Mayhem with Mozart."

Students and faculty at UW-Eau Claire, the UW System's designated Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration, regularly work together to complete nationally recognized, cutting-edge research in a variety of disciplines. Students across campus have research opportunities often found only at large graduate research institutions.

In Madison, UW-Eau Claire students and faculty mentors will join researchers from other UW System schools to discuss their work and the value of undergraduate research.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. Karen Havholm, UW-Eau Claire's assistant vice chancellor for research and director of the university's Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration, at havholkg@uwec.edu or 715-836-3405.

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