Students to present research at Posters in the Rotunda

April 15, 2013

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present six different pieces of research Wednesday, April 17, at Wisconsin’s Capitol as part of the 10th annual Posters in the Rotunda, a celebration of undergraduate research in the UW System.

Kevin P. Reilly, UW System president, will speak from 9:30-10 a.m. to begin the event as students will then present their posters from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Among the intended audiences are the state legislators, who will be in Madison and have the opportunity to meet with the students.

“Posters in the Rotunda will focus on students, faculty advisors and the impressive variety of undergraduate research taking place on UW System campuses,” said Jessica Sprenger-Schulenberg, director of the UW-Platteville Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the value of undergraduate research, our students, faculty and the regional economic development.”

Ashley Henry, a senior criminal justice major from Lancaster, Wis.; Gaile Schwickrath, a 2012 UW-Platteville alumna from Platteville, Wis.; Tiffany Engling, a senior from Dubuque, Iowa; Kyle Schewe, a senior criminal justice major from Oregon, Wis.; Shelby Peterson, a senior criminal justice major from Waupun, Wis.; Michael Hoffmann, a senior from Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lynea Axelson, a senior art education major from Oregon, Ill.; Katie Bril, a senior art education major from Decorah, Iowa; James Waldschmidt, a junior chemistry major from De Pere, Wis.; Ross Johnson, a sophomore biology major from Appleton, Wis.; Kevin Polinski, a senior forensic investigations major from Mt. Prospect, Ill.; Kayla Potts, a junior fine arts major from McFarland, Wis.; Kyle Martin, a senior fine arts major from Reedsburg, Wis., and Ethan Bremer a sophomore chemistry major from Reedsville, Wis., will present at the Posters in the Rotunda.

More than 100 student researchers and their faculty advisors from across the UW System will fill the Capitol Rotunda to share their research findings on a variety of topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and other supporters.

Written by: Eileen McGuine, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,



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