UW-Whitewater: Undergraduate Research Day set for Sept. 13

More than 50 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students spent the summer conducting groundbreaking research around the state and the world.

From noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Fall Undergraduate Research Day — they will show off their work on the north mall, using colorful posters to explain their discoveries.

“These students conducted bona fide research that had not been done before,” said Catherine Chan, interim undergraduate research director. “This is one of the most effective ways of teaching. Students are applying what they learn in the classroom and making discoveries on their own.”

Undergraduate research is not restricted to science. One student traveled to Italy to research opera singing, while another investigated bullying policies in public schools.

“Students are contributing new knowledge to a variety of fields,” Chan said. “They’re also gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of what they’re learning and how it applies to the real world.”

Many of the projects were made possible through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and McNair Scholars program, which provide resources and support to students.

The Sept. 13 event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the poster session will be held in the James R. Connor University Center room 259.