UW student research to be featured in Capitol rotunda Wednesday, March 11

Published: March 11, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS — Nearly 130 outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the University of Wisconsin System, together with their faculty advisers, will fill the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, March 11 to share their research findings on topics ranging from creating an affordable solar water heater system to the evaluation of Vitamin D and ω-3 fatty acids in ovarian cancer cells to the impacts of mental health and substance use disorders on criminal activity in young adults.

State legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters are expected to attend and are encouraged to visit with students to learn more about the research. UW-Parkside is proud to announce that six groups of student presenters will be in attendance. They are listed below:

  • Sarah Rybacki (Oak Creek, WI) will be presenting "Associations of Alternative Educational Methods with Depression, Anxiety, and Social Climate of Adolescent Classrooms."
  • Lara Ferrari (Kenosha, WI) and Leah Poulos (Kenosha, WI) will be presenting "Biosynthesis of E, Z, E - GGPP - A Novel Bacteria Compound."
  • Loveneet Kaur Sidhu (Oak Creek, WI) will be presenting "Constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act and Infringement of Civil Liberties of Marginalized Populations."
  • Grace Wampole (Racine, WI) (co-authors Mitchell Anderson, Zach Williams, Shannon O'Malley, and Kyle Bergendahl) will be presenting "Effects of Trophic Pressures on Nocturnal Activity in Wisconsin Microbats (Chiroptera: Vespertiliiondae)."
  • Yan Berzekin (Gurnee, IL), Jordan Brekke (Franksville, WI), Timothy Guifoyle (Richmond, IL), and Victor Huarota (Racine) will present "Insight and Analytics from Git Repositories."
  • Kristen Carlson (Twin Lakes, WI) and Benjamin Sieren (Waterford, WI) (co-author: Daniel Kersten) will present "Source Water Contribution in Albion Basin Wetlands Based on Spring and Surface Flow Measurements."

WHO: UW System students, faculty advisers

WHAT: 17th Annual Research in the Rotunda to highlight the impact of UW System undergraduate research

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11

10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.—Exhibits on Display

12 noon—Brief remarks by UW System President Ray Cross

WHERE: State Capitol Rotunda, Madison, Wis.


The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

Media Contacts:
Mark Pitsch, UW System
608-265-3419, mpitsch@uwsa.edu

John Mielke, UW Parkside
Communications Director

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