Twenty students to present research at national conference

April 1, 2014

NCUR presenter Henry Hansen prepares to scuba dive in 2013 with the Minnesota DNR.A total of 20 University of Wisconsin-Stout students have had their research accepted for presentation at the national level.

They will present Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5, at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The event will be held in Lexington, Ky., at the University of Kentucky. The conference typically draws 3,000 students from 48 states and several foreign countries.

Accompanying the students will be Tina Lee, assistant professor of social science, and Susan Wolfgram, associate professor of human development and family studies.

The list of students presenting, their projects and faculty advisers are:

  • Daniel Gissling, of Delavan; and Jenalee Grabowski, of Chetek; "The Impact of a Citation on Under Age Drinking Behaviors"; Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies
  • Cory Gunderson, of Eau Claire; "Impact of Zero-Price Goods in Competitive Markets Using WTP Model"; Chris Ferguson, applied social science
  • Henry Hansen, of Mora, Minn.; "Ichthyofaunal Monitoring in the Forks of the Platte River, NE; following 5 years of Drought"; Michael Bessert, applied science
  • Laura Hanson, of New Auburn; "Professional Helpers: Parents with Cognitive Disabilities"; Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies
  • German Hernandez, of Abbotsford; "Health Care Quality: An Evaluation of Doctor/Patient Interactions for Hispanic Patients in Rural Central Wisconsin"; Nels Paulson, applied social science
  • Stephanie Hintz, of Chippewa Falls; "Sexual Health of Freshmen Females Living in Residence Halls of UW-Stout"; Tina Lee, applied social science
  • Michael Krueger, of Milwaukee; "Expression of non-Coding Trinucleotide Repeats in a Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Model of Myotonic Dystrophy"; Randy Daughters, applied science
  • Bao Lee, of Schofield; "Adolescent Marriage and Risk of Depression"; Sarah Wynn, vocational rehabilitation
  • Ashley Glover, of Clear Lake; and Amy Loberg, of Berthoud, Colo.; "The Male Perspective on a Lasting Marriage"; Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies
  • Hillar Neumann III, of Aberdeen, S.D.; "College Online Classes: The Impact of Flexibility and Satisfaction in Alternative Online Settings";Chris Ferguson, applied social science
  • Grace PiggottBrooke Noden, of Stillwater, Minn.; "Familiarity and Similarity in Relationships"; Nels Paulson, applied social science
  • Grace Piggott, of Stillwater, Minn.; "Determinants of Violent Crime in U.S: Evidence from State Level Data"; Fanta Fassil, applied social science
  • Brittany Randt, of Little Chute; "The Relationship Between Domestic Violence Victims and Family Pets"Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies
  • Andrew Siebenaler, of St. Paul; "Gender Roles in Multiplayer Gaming: co-Productions of Gender Roles in a Virtual Communityof Practice"; Tina Lee, applied social science
  • Adrienne Sulma, of Delafield; "Stress and Educational Expectations: A Study of Transitioning Adolescents"; Nels Paulson, applied social science
  • Rachel Weber, of Muskego; "Women of Focused Knowledge: Explaining the Success of Women Entrepreneurs"; Nels Paulson, applied social science
  • Samantha Wieczorek, of Mora, Minn.; "Impact of Reshoring on the U.S. Economy"; Inoussa Boubacar, applied social science
  • Kristen Ziehl, of Greenville; "Gendered Effects of School-Aged Bullying On Emerging Adulthood"; Susan Wolfgram, human development and family studies.

Hintz and Lee also presented in March at Posters in the Rotunda, the UW System's annual research event in the state Capitol.

The presentations at NCUR are coordinated through Research Services at UW-Stout.