UW-Parkside student researchers impress lawmakers
The 10th annual Posters in the Rotunda, the UW System's showcase of student research, filled the Wisconsin state capitol building with massive amounts of scholarly energy Wednesday, April 17. Students from every University of Wisconsin campus--including seven from UW-Parkside--packed the rotunda with information on their research work.
To experience some of Wednesday's excitement, check out the Storify package on the university web site.
Many local legislators stopped by to visit and talk with our students. Representative Cory Mason, for one, liked what he saw.
"So impressed by the research earnestly presented by UW Parkside students today in the Capitol rotunda," Mason tweeted.
Our student researchers were Libby Chernouski, Keith Krukowski, Skylar Minegar,Jacqueline Niles, Armando Ramirez, Christie Stockwell, and Mark Wideman. The titles of their research projects can be found online. The students were advised by Vera Kolb, Zhaohui Li, Sandra Moats, John Skalbeck, and John Spartz.
Studies show undergraduate research leads to better job readiness, encompassing a broad range of student talents, interests, and skills across academic disciplines. Participation in undergraduate research contributes to improved student retention and graduation rates.Congratulations to our student researchers!