Today: UW-Parkside students at Posters in Rotunda
Ten University of Wisconsin-Parkside students and several professors won't be in class today. That's because they are at the state capitol building presenting their research at the 9th annual Posters in the Rotunda event. They will join more than 100 students from UW System institutions to share their work with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters.
Here's a quick preview:
Kathy Bremner and Christina Daniels collaborated with Sociology/ Anthropology Professor George Wang. Bremner's project is titled "Main Factors Affecting the Attitudes toward the Dream Act," which examines how people in southeastern Wisconsin feel about The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010. Daniels's project is "Media Exposure and Perception of Guilt in Highly Publicized Court Trials," which compares court verdicts with public opinion on famous defendants such as Casey Anthony and Dr. Conrad Murray.
Julia Kathleen Bizub worked with Sociology/Anthropology Professor Robert Sasso on "The Resique's Washington House Tavern Project: Archaeological Investigation at Kenosha's Earliest Tavern on Simmon's Island," showcasing local history.
Sam Leick's project is "Removal of Chromium from Water Using Fe-Exchanged Zeolite," with help from Geosciences Professor George Li. Leick and other Geosciences students did various batch and column experiments to study how well zeolite, a common absorbent, absorbed chromate from water once it was modified by iron.
Kyle Dufresne, Cortney Marshall, and Erica Brown work with Sociology/Anthropology Professor Mary Kay Schleiter on "Evaluating the Success of a STEM Student Support Program." STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the focus of the group AccessSTEM, the Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Trevor Severson and Christopher McMahon worked with Business Professor Abey Kuruvilla on "Improving Delivery of Healthcare in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections." They researched the scheduling and recordkeeping practices in Wisconsin correctional institutions and devised a standardized, up-to-date system to streamline the process.Alexandria Pipitone and Modern Languages Professor Siegfried Christoph present "Translating a Cookbook from the Mid-Twentieth Century: The Transition from German to English, and the Effects on One's Native Language." Pipitone used a cookbook dated 1933-1944; it allowed her to make inferences about the life the original writer may have had including education, social status, and linguistic level.