UW-Stout: Students present research posters at Capitol

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Hannah Flom
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Menomonie, Wis. — Six students from University of Wisconsin-Stout will join more than 100 others from around the UW System in showcasing their faculty-student research projects during the annual “Posters in the Rotunda: UW Research Powers Wisconsin” event in the state Capitol, Wednesday, April 22.

Chancellor Bob Meyer will lead the UW-Stout delegation to the Capitol, interacting with legislators and other state officials during office visits and other gatherings.

“As Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, faculty-student research is an integral part of our institution’s approach to education,” Meyer said. “We highly value an applied approach to education, and these research projects are a natural product of that approach. The skills our students develop during these projects contribute to the 97 percent employment rate for our graduates.”

“The hardest part of organizing this day was picking the students and their projects who would participate,” said Jackie Weissenburger, interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Her office includes Research Services, which organizes the day for UW-Stout.

“We have so much faculty-student research happening all across campus, picking just six students to participate was difficult,” Weissenburger added.

The students, names of their projects and advisers who will be traveling to Madison are:
Adrienne Sulma, a psychology student from Delafield, is presenting “Group Home Evaluation for At-Risk Youth: A Case Study of a Non-Profit Organization.” Adviser: Tina Lee.

Hillary Hoffman, an applied social science student from Cameron, is presenting “Financial Knowledge of UW-Stout Students.” Advisers: Nels Paulson and Steven Stong.

Amanda Smith, an environmental science student from Hudson, is presenting “Environmental Factors Influencing Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) Tadpole Size in a Glaciated Landscape.” Advisers: James Church and Amanda Little.
Sean Doering, a biology student from Green Bay, is presenting “Isolation of Bioactive Peptides from Eggs and their Antimicrobial Potential.” Adviser: Jennifer Grant.
Brandy Kopa, an applied social sciences student from Winter, is presenting “Social Networks of University Students with Mental Illness.” Advisers: Nels Paulson, Tina Lee and Chris Ferguson.
Cassandra Beckworth, an applied social science student from Menomonie, is presenting “Understanding Citizen Opinion: Frac Sand Mining in Bridge Creek, WI.” Adviser: Thomas Pearson.