A “Posters in the Rotunda” thank you
On Mar. 7, a group of faculty and student researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside joined their counterparts from across the UW System to showcase their findings at the annual Posters in the Rotunda program. UW-Parkside faculty members Siegfried Christoph, Abey Kuruvilla, George Li, Robert Sasso, Mary Kay Schleiter, and George Wang accompanied students Julia Kathleen Bizub, Kathy Bremner, Erica Brown, Christina Daniels, Kyle Dufresne, Sam Leick, Cortney Marshall, Christopher McMahon, Alexandria Pipitone, andTrevor Severson to Madison to speak with legislators and other Wisconsin officials.
State Senator Van Wanggaard and Representative Corey Mason were among the lawmakers who spoke with students in the capitol building. Each received a note from the university reading, in part:
"Thank you for your interest in this year's Posters in the Rotunda event, the UW System's annual celebration of undergraduate research. This year there were about 100 exhibits, representing all of our four-year UW campuses and several posters of the two-year UW Colleges. Our students appreciate the opportunity to show and discuss their research with you, as do our faculty and staff who work so hard to prepare students for success in life and work."
The note also quoted messages sent on the social media web site Twitter recounting students' experiences during the day. A Tweet from one UW-Madison student called the Posters in the Rotunda experience "Awesome" and added "Proud to be a UW System student."
The note concluded by stating: "Overall, it was a great day full of celebration, and we thank you for being a part of it. We hope you agree that these students exemplify the best that our state has to offer. They are Wisconsin's future."
An in-depth look at UW-Parkside students' research topics and the faculty who facilitated that research is available on the university web site.
In the photo, Rep. Corey Mason, second from left, stands with UW-Parkside faculty member Abey Kuruvilla, left, Chancellor Debbie Ford, and students Trevor Severson, second from right, and Christopher McMahon in the capitol rotunda.