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Students present undergraduate research at conference, Wisconsin state capitol

May 9, 2013

In support of its strategic plan goal of academic excellence,  UW-River Falls sponsored research presentations by students at two recent events held in Wisconsin: the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the Posters in the Rotunda. Sixty-four UWRF students presented at the 2013 NCUR, held April 11-13 in La Crosse, Wis. Student presentations covered a diverse range of subject matter from all four of UWRF’s colleges.
In recent years, UWRF has sent one of the largest traveling delegations to NCUR.

Seven UWRF students traveled to the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on April 17 for the 10th annual Posters in the Rotunda event.

The students presented their research to elected officials, members of the UW System Board of Regents, faculty and their fellow student researchers.

Several students also had the opportunity to visit the offices of their hometown legislators. UWRF students presenting their research and topic follow:

R.J. Pfeifer of Hammond, Wis.,  presented “A Missense Mutation in APRT is Association with 2,8-dihydroxyadenine Uroliths in Native American Indian Dogs.”

Mao Lee of Wausau, Wis., presented “English Proficiency: A Predictive Factor for Academic Success?”

Brianna Jacques of River Falls presented “Characterization of Specialized C2C12 Myoblast Cell Morphologies Relevant to Artificial Muscle Tissue.”

Jabez Meulemans of Hudson presented “Economic Impacts of Energy Dependency across Wisconsin Communities.”

Charlotte Stanford of New Auburn, Wis., presented “Exploring the Dynamic Role of Adipose Tissues in Breast Cancer Using 3D Artificial Tissue Models of 3T3-L1.”

Riley Haynes of Osseo, Minn., and Matthew Hobbs of Osceola, Wis., presented “Model Measuring Regional Economic Growth Abstract.”

More information on the NCUR is available at www.cur.org/ncur_2013.

More information on Posters in the Rotunda is available at www.wisconsin.edu/posters.