Students showcase research and community collaboration

April 24, 2014

More than 150 student research projects were on display April 23 during the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement’s Engagement Poster Day and the Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium. The two events were held in conjunction with each other for the first time.

The Poster Day event featured more than 100 posters and highlighted projects between students and 84 community partners.

During the URCE Symposium, held in Nohr Gallery, approximately 130 students, representing all three colleges, showcased their research through poster sessions, performances and demonstrations.

Click on the links below to read more about a few of the student projects.

Algae research

Students conduct research to find ways to naturally clean algae infested ponds and lakes at both Gooseberry Hill and Lake Joy. See more.


Insect products - Driftless Market

PACCE is funding a class project on entomophagy, the consumption of insects as a food source. The class has been working with Driftless Market in Platteville to promote insect products. See more.

Pioneer Steel Band

Under the guidance and leadership of music department faculty member Keith Lienert, the UW-Platteville Pioneer Steel Band has experienced growth and expansion due in part to a grant from PACCE. See more.

Doudna Hall

Students from the Department of Performing and Visual Arts worked with the Platteville Children’s Chorale, providing a hands-on learning experience to the children. See more.


Students explore contemporary cultures through art during a Winterim session in Italy. The short-term, faculty-led study abroad program partnered with the Istituto Pontificio Sant’Apollinare in Rome, Italy. See more.


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