Campus research to be celebrated with poster presentations, awards
April 25, 2014
Research by students and faculty at UW-Stout will be
celebrated Tuesday, April 29.
The annual Research Day will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in
the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center, featuring poster presentations
by about 120 students and many faculty members.
A total of 80 research posters will be on display, and nine
students will give oral research presentations. The student projects were
guided by 42 faculty advisers.
Following the poster presentations, Research Services will
present 2013-14 awards to leading student and faculty researchers.
Several faculty will be recognized. Renee Howarton will
receive the Senior Outstanding Researcher Award; she is director of the
Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center. Nels Paulson, social science, will
receive the Emerging Outstanding Researcher Award. Stephanie Hintz, social
science, will receive the Sheri Nero Award. Tina Lee and Fassil Fanta, both
social science, will be recognized as UW System Teaching Fellows.
Examples of student research projects to be presented
Tuesday and the project advisers include:
- "The Digitization of Sacred Hmong Texts,"
Andrew Hitchcock, of Mason; Mitch Ogden, English and philosophy
Light to Create Perceptual Experiences in Space and Wayfinding,"
Katherine Todd, of Elmwood ; Kimberly Loken, construction
- "The Impact of Technological Advances on
Social Movements," Scott Geiser, of Winter; Chris Ferguson, Tina Lee,
applied social science
- "Estimating the Water Budget of an
Ephemeral Pond," Sam Wahl, of St. Paul; JimChurch, Amanda Little, biology
Contingents of UW-Stout students also have presented research
this spring at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the
University of Kentucky and at the UW System Posters in the Rotunda at the state
UW-Stout also publishes select projects in the annual
Journal of Student Research. A total of 36 faculty were reviewers for the