Current Scholars

Tomorrow's Ph.D.'s

Take a look at the names and faces below, their majors, and their research interests, and hopefully you will notice that these student scholars are much like you. With hard work and a dedication to serious research, any Blugold could have a chance to take part in this life-changing program.

 

 


Nathan Altmann, Cohort 19
Nathan Altmann, Cohort 19

Nathan Altmann

Major: Political Science 
Hometown:. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Eric Kasper
Mentor's Department: Political Science

Research project: Disability and Judicial Scrutiny


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Emmanuel Castellanos, Cohort 19

Emmanuel Castellanos

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Graduation Date:
May 2019
Mentor:
Dr. April Bleske-Recheck
Mentor's Department:
Psychology

Research project: Attitudes on Immigrants- Stories vs. Statistics


Rebekah Damitz, Cohort 19
Rebekah Damitz, Cohort 19

Rebekah Damitz

Major: Psychology
Hometown: New Berlin, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Mary Beth Leibham 
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: College Students' Experiences with Stress, Coping Mechanisms, and Awareness of the Physical Effects of Stress


Carissa Dowden, Cohort 19
Carissa Dowden, Cohort 19

Carissa Dowden

Major: Public History/ Geography
Hometown: Sussex, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Paul Kaldjian
Mentor's Department: 

Research project: Billboards and Farmland: Semiotic Analyzation of Western Wisconsin and Eau Claire's Landscape in terms of Welcoming Values


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Lue Khang, Cohort 19

Lue (Fue) Khang

Major: Sociology, Topical minor: Hmong
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Nga-Wing Anjela Wong
Mentor's Department: Education Studies 

Research project: Sustaining the Hmong Identity through Hip-Hop


Elaine Kruswicki, Cohort 19
Elaine Kruswicki, Cohort 19

Elaine Kruzwicki

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Whitehall, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: December 2019
Mentor: Dr. Stacey Jackson
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: The Minority Student College Experience


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Leah Martinez, Cohort 19

Leah Martinez

Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. David Jones
Mentor's Department: Honors Program Director 

Research project: University of Wisconsin Honor Data Research Project and Tier 2 EDI Initiative


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Emily Schulz, Cohort 19

Emily Schulz

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Edgar, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. David Jewett
Mentor's Department: Psychology

Research project: Kappa-opioid Against Effect on Discriminative Stimulus Effects of Naltrexone using Chronic Intermittent Sucrose Access


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PaZong Vang, Cohort 19

Pa Zong Vang

Major: Geospatial Analysis and Technology
Hometown: Onalaska, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Cyril Wilson
Mentor's Department: Geography and Anthropology

Research project: Modeling the influence of Land Use/Land Cover Change on Surface Water Quality in the Lower Mekong River Watershed, Cambodia


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Karina Wait, Cohort 19

Karina Wait

Major: Kinesiology
Hometown: Colfax, Wisconsin
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Saori Braun
Mentor's Department: Kinesiology

Research project: Effectiveness of a Social Media Discussion Board on Long-Term Strength Training Adherence and Self-Efficacy in Novice College Aged Females


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Nick Walther, Cohort 19

Nicolas Walther

Major: Religious Studies
Hometown: Lancaster, California
Graduation Date: May 2019
Mentor: Dr. Steve Fink
Mentor's Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies

Research project: The Usage of Islamophobia Rhetoric Online during the 2016 US election


 

 

 

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