Local students present at 2018 UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day

The following local students presented at Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:

Summer Lynne Cliff, of Trevor. who is studying geography, presented the following project(s); Are Hurricanes Stronger, or has the Landscape Changed?

Colin Deady, of Trevor, who is studying marketing, presented the following project(s); Reimaging, Reinventing, and Revolutionizing Mary Kay .

Jessica Stevens, of Salem, who is studying English and Japanese Studies, presented the following project(s); Does Individualism/Collectivism affect the Relationship between Trust and Life Satisfaction? An Analysis of Individuals from the G20 Countries!

Warhawks put the finishing touches on a diverse array of undergraduate research projects and presented their findings on Thursday, March 22, in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room.

Projects ranged from economics, social work and psychology to performing and creative art pieces. Many of the students have been preparing their research and working alongside their faculty mentors for a year or more.

“Students really take ownership of their learning when they engage in undergraduate research. They learn how to find solutions to problems or questions that are important to them, and they practice communicating their work and its significance to people who may not be in their field of expertise. These are important skills to acquire as students prepare for their careers beyond college,” said Catherine Chan, director of the Undergraduate Research Program.

As a longstanding UW-Whitewater event, Undergraduate Research Day has grown not only in numbers, but in the quality and the array of the research being presented.

“I’ve witnessed a lot of growth in the variety of the projects being presented,” said Chan. “There are more team-based projects now, and more interdisciplinary projects being developed. There are also an increasing number of projects that include community partners or explicitly address issues in the community.”


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