Congratulations to the winners of the outstanding presentation awards at the 14th Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity:
Aleksey Yermakov UW-Milwaukee
"Magnetostrictive Properties of Nanocellulose Terfenol-D Film Composite"
Mentor: Chiu Tai Law, Electrical Engineering & Rani Elhajjar, Civil Engineering
Ari Stone UW-Milwaukee
"Effects of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors on Viability and Maturation of Tumor-Induced Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells"
Mentor: Douglas A. Steeber, Biology
Emily Gerstein UW-Milwaukee
"Using Kites in Aerial Near-Infrared Imaging of Nuisance Cladophora along Coastal Lake Michigan" Mentor: Thomas Consi, Mechanical Engineering
Hannah Blum, Ashley Grant, Jordan Grapentine, Sarah Londo and Alex Wilson UW-Green Bay
"Phoenix GPS: A Wholistic College Transition Approach for Underrepresented Students"
Mentor: Denise Bartell, Human Development
Joshua Gustafson UW-River Falls
"How to Horror: The Differences Between American and Japanese Horror"
Mentor: Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, English/URSCA Office
Katherine Jinkins UW-Platteville
"Examination of Humidity Effects on Measured Thickness and Interfacial Phenomena of Exfoliated Graphene on SiO2 via AC-AFM"
Mentor: Yan Wu, Engineering Physics, Jorge Camacho, Mechanical Engineering, and Lee Farina, Engineering Physics
Maya McCarthy-Neal and Ryan Shanahan UW-Milwaukee
"Racialized Campaigns in the States: New Questions and New Evidence"
Mentor: Paru Shah, Political Science
Melady Vue, Tristen Back, and Jessica Valdespino UW-Eau Claire
"Campus Racial Climate”
Mentor: Elena Izaksonas, Social Work
Natalie Kellerman UW-La Crosse
"At Risk as Disrespect: The Experience of Black Male Youth in Wisconsin"
Mentor: Peter Marina, Sociology
Nisrit Pandey UW-Milwaukee
“Viscosity of Electrolyte Solutions in Low Temperature Environments”
Mentor: Benjamin Church, Materials Science and Engineering
Rachel Davis UW-Milwaukee
Mentor: Michael Bernard, Art & Design
Ryan Ruegsegger UW-River Falls
Mentor: Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, English
Sam Reiswig and Brentton Paulus UW-Superior
“Microcontroller Based Fraction Collector”
Mentor: Sergei Bezrukov, Math and Computer Science
Scott Frazier UW-Milwaukee
"Comparison of Grip Pressure between Pipe Wrench and Ergonomically Designed Wrench During Wrenching"
Mentor: Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, Industrial Engineering
Taylor Atkinson, Sarah Przybylski, Alicia Meis, Isabela Caulkins and Brittany Erickson UW-Stevens Point
"Got Chlorophyll-The Investigation of Two Chlorophyll-Deficient Mutants in Soybean"
Mentor: Devinder Sandhu, Biology
Yuqi She UW-Oshkosh
"Quaternary Metal Oxide Investigation for Water Splitting"
Mentor: Jennifer Schuttlefield-Christus, Chemistry
Marion Titze, Jacob Bogenschuetz, and Willard D. Robbins III UW-Whitewater
“The Development of a Cold Atmospheric Pressure Pulsed Plasma Reactor; To Achieve Surface Modification Using the Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation Method”
Mentor: Jalal Nawash, Physics
Kassandra Hodges UW-Whitewater
“My Wellness Manager-User Interactions with m-Health Technology”
Mentor: Alana Platt, IT and Supply Chain Management
Nastacia Smith UW-Milwaukee
“Hippocampal Protein Degradation is Required for the Consolidation of Context Memories”
Mentor: Fred Helmstetter, Neuroscience
Michael Kaul UW-Milwaukee
“Preparation and Thermal Analysis of Dicyclohexano-18-crown-6 Based Ternary Ionic Liquids (TILs)”
Mentor: Mark Dietz, Chemistry
Ellen Abolt and Samantha Wanta UW-Milwaukee
“/eɪ/ vs. /e/ in Non-Native Productions of Spanish and English”
Mentor: Hanyong Park, Linguistics
Rachel Boraca UW-Parkside
“An Examination of Auditory Experience and Change Deafness to Natural Scenes”
Mentor: Melissa Gregg, Psychology
Tyler Peters and Craig Beer UW-Stevens Point
“Bivariate mathematical induction for n-consecutive game athletic schedules”
Mentor: Andrew Felt, Mathematical Sciences
Jake Burkard UW-Milwaukee
“The Necessity of Gap Junction Communication in Extinction of a Cocaine Seeking Memory”
Mentor: Devin Mueller, Psychology
Jud Riggins UW-Milwaukee
“Pollution Tracking Buoyancy Controlled Robot”
Mentor: Tom Consi, Mechanical Engineering
Molly Bray UW-Eau Claire
"Oxygen Use at the End of Life: Attitudes and Beliefs Survey in Wisconsin”
Mentor: Dr. Quinn-Lee, Social Work and Dr. Moch, Nursing
Chee Her, Katherine Santell, and Jamison Ellis UW-Milwaukee
“The Wisconsin Farming Oral History Project: Urban Gardening and its Role in Shaping Milwaukee”
Mentor: Jasmine Alinder, Urban Studies