Students showcase research at the Capitol

Written by Alison Parkins on |

More than a dozen University of Wisconsin-Platteville students joined undergraduate researchers from across the UW System yesterday at the 19th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol.

“This is the signature event for the UW System,” said UW System President Jay Rothman in the State Capitol rotunda. “It is a chance for our students and the faculty advisors who work with them to showcase their research and how it connects to real-world issues like healthcare, education, environmental sustainability and many of the other challenges we are facing in our state, our nation and the world.”

Students from UW-Platteville’s three campuses showcased their research to lawmakers, state leaders, alumni and the public.

“Undergraduate research is vital to who we are at UW-Platteville,” said Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich at the event. “It is those experiences we pride ourselves on.”

Students from UW-Platteville’s three colleges were represented at the event.

“It feels so rewarding to do this and to teach people,” said senior biology major Kirsten Magedanz, who presented her research on bat populations in Southwest Wisconsin. “That’s honestly a part of why I want to do [the research]. I like getting to do this in a more informal setting, where people can come to me and ask me questions. This is more fun than giving a formal presentation. I’m having a really good time.”

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