Hundreds of undergraduate researchers to descend on Titletown, April 19-20

Students to hear from UntitledTown speaker, author Mary Roach

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be the host institution of hundreds of undergraduate researchers and their mentors at the University of Wisconsin System’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) Symposium, April 19-20.

UW-Green Bay is partnering with “UntitledTown,” Northeast Wisconsin’s popular book and author festival, and participants in URSCA will share in the opportunity to hear from UntitledTown’s keynote speaker — international best-selling author, Mary Roach.


Mary Roach. Photo by Jen Siska |

Roach specializes in popular science and humor and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void and BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Her presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the KI Center Ballroom, downtown Green Bay.

At the heart of the URSCA event is the opportunity for UW System students across disciplines to share their research, scholarship and creative activity, including performance and visual art, to a statewide audience. Participants can tour Lambeau Field before a Thursday, April 19 “mixer” at the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency, downtown Green Bay. Students and mentors will be active on the UW-Green Bay campus Friday, April 20 as they exhibit their research, display their art and present their performances pieces at the University Union. The public is invited to view the April 20, 2018 research displays.

About UntitledTown Book and Author Festival

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, April 19-22, is in its second year and looking to exceed the already impressive success of year one that saw 5,000 attendees with more than 80 authors and 100 events. Nearly all 2018 Festival events are free and open to the public. This year’s headlining authors are R.L. Stine, Mary Roach, Hillary Jordan, Roxane Gay, Christopher Moore, Danez Smith, Lynda Barry, Kristen Radtke, Michael Perry, and Dan Chaon. For more information, visit

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit