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UW-Green Bay students to showcase research at April 17 state Capitol event

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Six University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will present undergraduate research projects as part of the 10th annual UW System “Posters in the Rotunda” event on Wednesday, April 17 at the state Capitol in Madison.

The students are among more than 100 UW System undergraduates, along with their faculty advisers, who will fill the Capitol Rotunda to share their original research with legislators and other state leaders. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with welcoming remarks offered and a group photo taken when the event begins at 10 a.m.

“Advancing undergraduate research projects has many important benefits — for the students, for the university, and for the entire state,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. “Students who collaborate with professors on meaningful research like this are more likely to stay in college and complete their degree. The hands‐on experience prepares them for professional success after graduation, and the added brainpower in our research projects provides a tremendous return on investment, including job creation and economic growth.”

The UW-Green Bay students who will display their research at Posters in the Rotunda are as follows:

Zhuxin “Zona” Fang, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China, Secondary Mathematics Education major, will present “An International Approach to Examining the International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Studies in the United States: Comparing a Topic in Statistics between IB and Chinese High School Mathematics Textbooks.” This research explores how IB programs may help U.S. students compete academically with students from other countries. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Susan Cooper.

Holly James, Green Bay, Human Biology and Biology major, will present “Luteolin Suppresses Daidzein Induced Cell Proliferation in Breast Cancer Cells,” which evaluates the referenced phytochemicals and has broader implications in regards to using dietary phytochemicals as chemotherapeutic agents. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Kimberly Baker.

Daniel Mueller, Kiel, Political Science and History major, will present “German Media and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: How Ideology, Regionalism, and Issue Coverage Shape the German Public Attitude toward U.S. Politics,” a project that explores how political and ideological orientation, regional coverage and other factors affected issue coverage of U.S. elections between July and mid-November 2012. His faculty adviser is Associate Prof. Katia Levintova.

Robyn Nielsen, Manitowoc, Environmental Policy and Planning major, will present the findings of the Brown County Waste Stream Committee’s yearlong work to establish a business plan and long-term strategy for redirecting waste from landfills by turning it into marketable materials, as part of a more environmentally sustainable local economy. Her faculty adviser is Associate Prof. John Katers.

Mai Chee Vang, Green Bay, Business Administration major, will present “Role of Cultural Congruence and Trust in Online Charitable Giving,” a study that compares two newly created website homepages that put images in a different order to manipulate the cultural congruence. Her faculty adviser is Assistant Prof. Gaurav Bansal.

Emily Vogels, Wrightstown, Psychology major, will present “Hidden Intelligence: Downplaying Intelligence in Social Settings,” which aims, via survey and regression analysis, to understand and predict why people might downplay their intelligence. Her faculty adviser is Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung.

More information on Posters in the Rotunda is available online at www.wisconsin.edu/posters. Individuals using Twitter are welcome to use the hashtag #UWPosters.

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