Three students, three professors receive research honors
May 30, 2017
Three students and
three professors have been recognized for their research projects and work during
the 2016-17 academic year at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
They received awards
during the recent Research Day on campus, which was sponsored by the Office of
Research and Sponsored Programs.
The students, named
Outstanding Student Researcher of the Year within their colleges, are:
- Kylie Gorney, of Three Lakes, psychology, for the College of
Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
- Jacob Hildebrand, of Menomonie, applied science, for the College of
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
- Ryan Leckel, of Shell Lake, applied social science, for the College of
Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
Gorney, on teaching
methods, and Leckel, on agrarianism in the Roman empire, presented their
research this spring at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in
Memphis, Tenn. Hildebrand was a co-author of nationally published research on honey
bees conducted at UW-Stout.
The professors recognized
- James Burritt, biology, Senior Outstanding Researcher
- Forrest Schultz, chemistry and physics, Senior Outstanding
- Eugen (Andrei) Ghenciu, mathematics and computer science, Junior
Research Day and the
STEMM Student Expo this year included approximately 120 research posters
involving nearly 300 students, faculty and staff.
The Office of
Research and Sponsored Programs also publishes the annual Journal of
Student Research and StoutQuest magazine, an online
publication featuring faculty, staff and student research.
Hildebrand works on a honey bee research project in a UW-Stout microbiology
lab. He was named one of three student researchers of the year on campus.