University of Wisconsin-River Falls

UW-RF Home > University Communications Home > This Month's News Releases

University Communications

For more information contact mark.a.kinders@uwrf.edu or brenda.k.bredahl@uwrf.edu.

UW-RF Students Attend National Conference

APRIL 14, 2006--In the University of Wisconsin-River Falls' fifth year at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 19 students participated in oral presentations and poster sessions throughout the conference.

Presentations from 1,900 students represented 280 institutions nationwide at this year's site, the University of North Carolina Asheville.

The mission of NCUR is to promote undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education"

Students who represented UW-RF include:
Wisconsin:

Appleton: James Grosek, a senior biology student, presented work titled, "Artificial Tissues Developmentof Trophoblast Cells on Three-dimensional Scaffolds."

Cambridge: Charles Packard, a senior biotechnology student, presented work titled, "A Molecular Genetic Screen for Xenopus Proteins that Bind to Hermes Reveals a Novel Interaction with the Cell Cycle Control Protein, Cyclin A1."

Eau Claire: Tim Pearson, a sophomore biology student, presented work titled, "Primary Nervous Tissue Growth and Potential Development in 3D Cultures."

Osceola: Kyle Thompson, a junior computer science and information systems student, presented work titled, "Semantic Networks Relations as Nodes Allowing Relational Hierarchy, Abstraction and Instantation."

River Falls: Jessica Chavey, a senior biology student, presented work titled, "Toward the Synthesis of (-) –Incarvilline and (-) –Incarvillateine."

Michael Salmela, a senior biology student, presented work titled, "Development of an Acute Neural Culture System to Study Neurite Initiation."

Rosholt: Lee Schulz, a senior agricultural business student, presented work titled, "Effectiveness of Price Risk Management Tools for Wisconsin Fat Cattle Producers."

Somerset: Katherine Phalen, a senior biology student, presented work titled, "The Synthesis of Metz-Chloro- and Meta-bromo- Analogs of Capsaicin: Potential New Analgesic Agents."

Sratford: Stacy Karl, a senior math student, presented work titled, "A Comparison of Pre-Service Teacher Expectations with Realities Experienced by Newer Teachers."

Superior: Caroline Martin, a senior biology student, presented work titled. "Long Term 3-dimensional Cultures of HEK-293 Cells demonstrate Clear Evidence of Tissue-like Differentiation."

Verona: Kendra Scudder, a senior biology student, presented work titled. "Estrogen induced Sexual Abnormalities: A Genetic Model for Assessing Estrogenic Pollutants in the Environment."

Whitewater: Victoria Held, a senior chemistry student, presented work titled, "Design and Synthesis of TRPV1 Antagonisits: Probing the D-Region Binding Site."

Minnesota:

Buffalo: Mindy Johnson, a senior biology student, presented work titled, "Long Term 3-dimensional Cultures of HEK-293 Cells demonstrate Clear Evidence of Tissue-like Differentiation."

Maple Grove: Anne Beckman, a junior majoring in teaching English to speakers of other languages, presented work titled, "A Comparison of Pre-Service Teacher Expectations with Realities Experienced by Newer Teachers."

Mazeppa: Joshua Betcher, a senior agriculture engineering technology student, presented work titled, "The Financial Effects of Linking Cash Grain Farms with Dairy Farms to Utilize Nutrient Resources."

Oakdale: Kathleen Barrett, a senior political science student, presented work titled, "Keynesian and Supply-side Fiscal Policy: Is One More Effective?"

Prior Lake: Tory Schaaf, a sophomore biology student, presented work titled, "Primary Nervous Tissue Growth and Potential Development in 3D Cultures."

St. Paul: Michael Waldt, a senior chemistry student, presented work titled, "Determination of the Protein Content of Isolated Trichomes from Arabidopsis thaliana."

West Concord: Carissa Kasper, a senior math student, presented work titled, "The FaceBook Phenomena: Uses and Abuses on a College Campus."

-30-


Last updated: Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:07:17 Central Daylight Time

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
410 South Third Street River Falls, WI USA 54022-5001 (715)425-3911
Copyright © 1995-2009 University of Wisconsin-River Falls