Student Showcase 2022 a Great Success
On Wednesday, April 20, students, faculty, staff, alums, and members of the community gathered to celebrate student research, academic achievement, and artistic creation. The Student Showcase is open to all undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in poster form, artwork, oral expression, documentary, or a Quick Pitch. Several faculty remarked on how they had missed having the Student Showcase in person since Covid, and were happy to be able to visit and talk with the students about their work.
Seven art and design students presented portfolios at Student Showcase. The students drew from a wide variety of inspirations including music, heritage, and culture to present a colorful and enriching presentation.
Posters and Community-Based Learning Portfolio
This year 38 students presented research posters and one community-based learning portfolio covering disciplines from across the university. Most students were first-time presenters and seemed to enjoy talking to the audience about their work. One student remarked that presenting her data really made the whole process complete for her. Some students were able to present their work to alumni, fellowship donors, and visitors from Abbott Laboratories. A crowd-favorite title for a poster that day was, "One Fish, Two Fish, Weird Fish, New Fish: Pycnodont Specimens from the Arlington Archosaur Site."
Five students competed in this year's WISYS Quick Pitch event. Each student is given three minutes to explain their research and its impact on society to a panel of judges. The winner of the UW-Parkside event will go on to compete in the state-level WISYS Quick Pitch. This year's winner was Shubham Chavan with "Literature Review of Assessment of High Impact Practices in General Education Courses Using Text Mining and Natural Language Processing: 1." Harshada Dhawade took Second Place and People's Choice with, "Car Accidents Severity Prediction in the USA Using Machine Learning Techniques."
Oral Presentations and Documentary
Some students decided to present their work as an oral presentation or documentary. The presentations were thought-provoking and covered a range of topics.