May 8, 2013— In support of its strategic plan goal of academic excellence, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls sponsored research presentations by students at two recent events held in Wisconsin: the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and the Posters in the Rotunda.
Sixty-four UWRF students presented at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held April 11-13 in La Crosse. 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 presented "A Missense Mutation in APRT is Association with 2,8-dihydroxyadenine Uroliths in Native American Indian Dogs."
Mao Lee of Wausau 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 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 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.
Photo: UW-River Falls students presented their research at the Posters in the Rotunda event April 17. From left to right: R.J. Pfeifer, Riley Haynes, Jabez Meulemans, Mao Lee, State Senator Sheila Harsdorf, Matthew Hobbs, Brianna Jacques, UWRF Professor of Biology Tim Lyden, and Charlotte Stanford.