Laurelyn Sandkamp, a 2013 economics graduate, is one out of 60 presenters chosen from more than 600 applications to present her research to top decision-makers in the nation's capital. Her research on food insecurity in Eau Claire and the barriers low-income residents face in gaining access to and preparing healthy food will be on display April 28 as part of Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Learn more about student presentation and publication opportunities here.
Jeremy Miner, director of grants and contracts at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is the recipient of an international fellowship to South Africa. This collaborative fellowship aims to increase capacity for engaging in international projects. Read more here or at The Spectator.
Ten students and eight faculty presented and co-authored nine student presentations and seven faculty presentations at the 125th annual Geological Society of America meeting in October in Denver, Colo. The conference drew more than 8,000 attendees from universities across the country and the globe. Ellyn Swenson, who gave an oral presentation of her research, said, "It was a full circle moment, realizing that those dark hours in the lab during sunny summer days do pay off and that people really care about what you are doing." Learn more about funding for student travel here.
Senior nursing students Diane Sanchez, Kathryn Hankins, Acacia Crow, and junior biology and pre-med student Erika Comdohr recently presented research on barriers regarding advanced directives in minority groups at the Seventh Annual Conference on Health Disparities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Susan Moch, professor of nursing, said the Annual Conference on Health Disparities is a rewarding experience for the students: "Students have the opportunity to meet professionals and other students conducting research in this area and are able to share information and ask questions." Learn more about funding for student travel here.
Apr. 9 - Faculty/Academic Staff Forum - ‘Hastens to Marry His Mother’s Choice’: A Hungarian Story of Love and Labor on Two Continents, 1900-1970, 12:10-12:50pm, CETL (OL 1142)
Recent survey results from faculty, students and alumni:
Beginning March 18, NSF will enhance the FastLane system to begin automated
compliance checking of all required sections of proposals.
See Dr. Karen Havholm's article "Students' Commitment to Undergraduate Research" in the fall web edition of Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.