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Students Display Research at Capitol
By Christine Duellman
UW-RF News Bureau [photos]
APRIL 15, 2005--Eight students from the University of Wisconsin-River
Falls presented their research findings at "Posters in the Rotunda:
A Celebration of Undergraduate Research" April 7, at the Wisconsin
State Capitol in Madison.
They joined more than 100 students from 15 UW System campuses and presented
their work to the Board of Regents, the UW System policy board, UW System
President Kevin Reilly, legislators and University officials and faculty
"I believe that the undergraduate research experience represents
what is best about our great public university – providing top-quality
education, while harnessing the knowledge and talent of the UW System
to provide benefits for all," said Reilly. "Our long-standing
commitment to fostering and celebrating these research opportunities has
enabled us to teach and mentor some of the world's brightest young minds
right here in Wisconsin.
"By conducting serious research as an undergraduate, these students
and their peers across the UW System engage in 'real-life' training, and
are prepared to excel in their future careers," said Reilly.
UW-RF Interim Chancellor Virgil Nylander said this was a marvelous opportunity
for students to showcase their work before the legislators and Board of
"The quality of research by our students was superb. During my university
days, this was the kind of research you would have seen at the graduate
level," said Nylander. "This is a remarkable young group of
scholars and researchers."
The following UW-RF students, listed by name, hometown and project, presented
• Bwarenaba Kautu of the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific, "Investigating
Chemotaxis and Formaldehyde Induced Fluorescence in the Neurons of C.elegans"
• Kendra Scudder of Verona, Wis., "A Multi-Generation Sublethal
Assay of Estrogenic Compounds Using HIM-5 Strain of the Nematode Caenorhabditis
• Nels Thoreson of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., "Word Usage Analysis
of the 2004 Presidential Debates"
• Matthew Schuelke of Glidden, Wis., "Midterm Report and Subsequent
Two group research projects were presented by Tracy Nelson of St. Paul,
Minn., Andrew Gunderson of River Falls, Wis., Tory Schaaf of Prior Lake,
Minn. and Sarah Schimmel of Pickett, Wis. and Erin Lee of Hudson, Wis.,
Marion Majeske of River Falls, Wis., and Nicole Salwasser of St. Paul
Park, Minn. Their projects were titled "Development of a 3-dimensional
cell culture system for the growth and study of epithelial 'pseudo-tissues"
and "Morphometric analysis of 'tissue-engineered' 3-dimensional epithelial
from UW-River Falls in the Posters in the Rotunda research day at the
capitol in Madison included, left to right: student Bwarenaba Kautu, Interim
Chancellor Virgil Nylander, students Matthew Schuelke, Tracy Nelson and
Andrew Gunderson, biology professors E. Katherine Miller and Tim Lyden,
students Kendra Scudder, Tory Schaaf and Nels Thoreson.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:22 Central Daylight Time