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Research Day to feature poster presentations, awards

April 29, 2013

The annual Research Day will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center, featuring presentations by 114 students and faculty.

A total of 80 research posters will be presented, along with four oral research presentations. The student projects were guided by 46 faculty advisers.

Charles Matson LumeFollowing the poster presentations, Research Services will present 2012-13 awards to leading student and faculty researchers.

Two faculty will be recognized. Charles Matson Lume, professor in the School of Art and Design, will receive the Senior Outstanding Researcher Award. Amanda Little, associate professor of biology, will receive the Emerging Outstanding Researcher Award.

Four students will receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award:

•   Callie Bernier, of Land O’Lakes, senior, applied science

•   Mary Brodhagen, of Abbotsford, junior, cognitive science

•   Justin Juntunen, of Burlington, senior, hotel, restaurant and tourism management

•   Matthew Roskowski, of Green Bay, junior, applied social science

Amanda LittleExamples of student research projects to be presented Tuesday and the project advisers include:

•   “Phosphorous Levels in Lake Menomin: Winter 2013,” Samantha Langsford, of Escanaba, Mich.; Jennifer Grant, Scott McGovern, biology

•   “Bone Mineral Density: Comparison Between Female Runners at University of Wisconsin-Stout,” Whitney Poppe, of Colfax; and Dilip Shrestha, of Nepal; Ann Parsons, biology

•   “The Effects of Higher Education on Religiosity,” Matthew Roskowski, of Green Bay, and Jennifer Hoffmann, of Woodbury, Minn.; Nels Paulson, social science

•   “The Use of Dietary Supplements in High School Athletes in Wisconsin,” Laura Sell, of Eau Claire; Kerry Peterson, food and nutrition

•   “How Do Foster Parents Provide a Secure Base for Their Foster Children?” Jessica Floeter, of Princeton; Emma Granquist, of Eagan, Minn.; Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies

•   “Ginger Effects on Appetite and Food Intake,” Stacie Buss, of Menomonie; Carol Seaborn, food and nutrition

For a list of all presentations, go to the Research Services Web page and look for Events.

Contingents of UW-Stout students also have presented research this spring at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at UW-La Crosse, the Upper Midwest Honors Conference at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., and at the UW System Posters in the Rotunda at the state Capitol.


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