Student research to take center stage at state Capitol
March 7, 2014
Examples of the cutting-edge research accomplished by
University of Wisconsin-Stout students will be on display Wednesday, March 12, in
the state Capitol.
Nine students will bring eight displays for the annual UW
System Posters in the Rotunda event featuring student research from all UW
campuses. The students also make visits to legislative offices to explain their
"This event is a great showcase for the diverse and
significant research our students do with their advisers," said Chancellor
Charles W. Sorensen. "It is awe-inspiring when you consider the depth of the
research that our students and their faculty mentors are able to conduct."
"We know that more and more of the nation's research and
development is taking place on university campuses," said UW System President
Ray Cross. "This research has the potential to connect with people's lives by curing
disease, increasing business productivity and improving the quality of life.
The creativity, innovation and ideas that propel academic research are critical
to our nation's economic survival and prosperity."
presenting at Posters in the Rotunda, their projects and advisers are:
- Brian Rose, of Barron, "Access to Mental Health Care and Resources:
The Perspective of Someone Seeking Help in Rural Wisconsin"; Amanda
Barnett, human development and family studies
- Stephanie Hintz, of Chippewa Falls, "Sexual Health and Education: A
Mixed Method Study on Sexual Health of Freshmen Females Living in
Residence Halls at UW-Stout"; Chris Ferguson, social science
- Michael Mataczynski, of Menomonie, "Saudi Arabian Students and
Cultural Assimilation at UW-Stout"; Nels Paulson, social science
- Cassandra Beckworth, of Chippewa Falls, "Hidden Faces of Nonstandard
Employment: Understanding the Impact of Contingent, Part-Time and
Temporary Work on Employees"; Nels Paulson, social science
- Jason Gass, of Manitowoc, and Eric Bonsness, of Turtle Lake "A
Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis System for Evaluating Environmental
Exposures"; Wan Bae, mathematics
- Chris Galetka, of Colfax, "Finances of the Modern Day College
Student"; Chris Ferguson, social science
- Bao Lee, of Schofield, "Adolescent Marriage and Risk of
Depression"; Sarah Wynn, McNair
- William Marringa, of Waupaca, "Honey Bee Immunology"; James Burritt,
This is the 11thannual Posters in the Rotunda. About 100 students from the UW System are
expected. For more information, go to the website.