Research in the Rotunda application deadline, Monday, Dec. 2

The 17th Annual Research in the Rotunda will take place Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the State Capitol’s Rotunda in Madison, Wisconsin. This all-day event is intended to highlight the quality and value of undergraduate research, including their involvement in faculty-guided research projects. Outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the state will present their research together with their faculty advisors to state legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and other supporters.

The final application deadline is Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 4 p.m. Applicants must complete the Qualitrics survey in order to be considered as a presenter for this event. Please help us demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted throughout all of the UW-Green Bay campuses by encouraging your students to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information, please visit the Grants & Research Office website.

Roger Wareham begins as director of Grants and Research

Roger Wareham has been named director of the Office of Grants and Research. He most recently served as the executive director of Research and Sponsored Projects at the University of West Georgia (UWG), where he worked with faculty, staff and administrators in seeking external funds and managing support for scholarly, creative and institutional initiatives.

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Roger Wareham

From 2009-2018, he was the director of the Grants Development Office at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM), a public liberal arts college that is part of the University of Minnesota System. He also served in a similar capacity at UW-Eau Claire.

Wareham has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has conducted numerous national, regional and local presentations, discussion groups and workshops, and has served NCURA both regionally and nationally. He is a graduate of NCURA’s Executive Leadership Program and serves as a reviewer-advisor for the NCURA Peer Review Program.

Small Business Development Center grant

The Log is posting grants what were awarded in the last year… Congratulations to Tara Carr, Director of the Small Business Development Center, on being awarded $123,969 from the Small Business Administration for the project titled, “Wisconsin Small Business Development Center” last July. The Small Business Development Center is a program within the UW Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. The budget for the center is fully grant funded. The ongoing grant is matched by UW Extension and partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Development center serves people in a 12 county area including Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Sheboygan. The Small Business Development Center serves businesses at all stages, from assisting entrepreneurs starting businesses to helping previously established small businesses grow. The center is part of a statewide network created to support entrepreneurs and small business owners through no-cost confidential consulting and educational programs. They offer referrals, resources, and tools to help businesses expand and evolve including customized solutions and regional expertise. Learn more here and here.

Grant award for Collaborative Crisis Intervention Services to Youth

The Log is publishing grants that were awarded in the past year:
Congratulations to the Behavioral Health and Training Partnership’s Jessica Delzer on being awarded $152,312 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the project titled, “Collaborative Crisis Intervention Services to Youth” in November. This grant funds a collaborative effort between social workers, therapists, county workers, schools and parents/foster parents to decrease the escalation of crises, and subsequent hospitalization, of teens and young adults. The goal is to understand how trauma affects students emotionally, mentally and physically. To understand how their minds, behavior and school performance are affected by trauma so students can receive better support. Another goal is to figure out what county workers need to better serve the community, like secondary traumatic stress training, so they can perform their jobs to the best of their abilities. The collaborative effort of training staff (social workers, therapists and county workers), training school staff (teachers and principals) and training foster parents greatly increases the success of crisis de-escalation. When the people who see children every day in school and at home are educated to deal with trauma, they can better support these kids and de-escalate crises. Monthly surveys measure the effectiveness of these collaborative efforts. Surveys count how many teens and young adults were diverted from hospitalization or suicide. This data is compared to the number before the courses were implemented to measure the effectiveness of the courses in improving how county workers, school staff and parents are able to handle and de-escalate crises. Learn more.

Behavioral Health Training Partnership Sustainability awarded $294,374 from Wisconsin Development of Health Services

The Log is announcing grants that were presented to campus in the past year:
Congratulations to the Behavioral Health and Training Partnership’s Jessica Delzer on being awarded $294,374 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the project titled, “Behavioral Health Training Partnership Sustainability” last November. This project provides orientation training and education to county workers so they can better deal with the demands of their jobs; therefore better serving their communities. Counties pay annual amounts to gain membership and have access to various training courses. There are currently 31 full members (counties) that receive full access to online and in-person training for a set fee. There are 27 partial members (counties) that receive access to online training (on D2L, soon to be Canvas) for a reduced rate. The Behavioral Health and Training Partnership is always expanding and improving their online classes to provide more education on relevant issues for county and social workers. Beginning with one online crisis intervention course, there are now multiple courses offered online taken by thousands of people including courses on therapy, ethics and boundaries, accident/tragedy coping and secondary traumatic stress training which teaches county workers how to deal with the trauma they experience from helping people in crises or traumatic experiences. This training can greatly reduce burnout and high turnover rate in county officials and help them to cope with their line of work. The Behavioral Health and Training Program is currently developing a course to help educators deal with eating disorders. They are also seeking to add a course to train county workers and medical professionals on how to deal with patients with dementia or adults with disabilities in long-term care. Learn more.

Prof. Robert Howe awarded $44,798 from Environmental Protection Agency

The Log will be listing a number of grants that were awarded in the last year: Congratulations to Prof. Robert Howe (Natural and Applied Sciences), Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, on being awarded $44,798 from the Environmental Protection Agency for the project titled “Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring” last September. This on-going project, in collaboration with other Universities in the Midwest and East Coast, monitors the overall health of the wetland areas in Western Lake Michigan and Northern Lake Huron. Student researchers involved in this project annually observe fish, birds, amphibians and water quality to monitor the condition of the Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Learn more.

Jason Mathwig awarded $13,822 from Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Congratulations to Continuing Education and Community Engagement’s Jason Mathwig, Director of Camps and Conferences, on being awarded $13,822 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the project titled “Youth Opportunities” last September. This grant provides scholarship funds for local middle and high schoolers to attend an extensive series of summer camps as commuters or residents at UW-Green Bay including: Art camp, Aviation Student training Experience, Camp Lloyd (for grieving children), Diversity Leadership Institute, Grandparents’ University, Life’s A Lab Medical Camp, Music Camps, Robotics and STEM, Rock Academy and Video Game Programming. Students qualifying for a scholarship must be a Wisconsin resident, qualify for free or reduced lunch at school and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core academic subjects (english, math, science, social studies, reading and foreign languages). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. These scholarships allow many children who would not otherwise have the means to attend the summer camp program. Learn more.

Summer 2019 undergraduate research fellowship opportunity

Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. Fellowships begin May 28, 2019 (arrival day) and end Aug. 2, 2019 (departure day). A stipend of $500/week ($5000 total), housing, meals and travel expenses are provided. Ten students will be recruited for this program; two applicants will be selected for travel to India for research at The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). Learn more and apply. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Reminder: Research Council now accepting Winter Grants in Aid of Research proposals

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Winter 2019 Grants in Aid of Research. Faculty having applied for GIAR funding in the past will want to note that revisions have been made to the GIAR call. The Research Council invites members of the UW-Green Bay faculty to submit proposals for Grants in Aid of Research. The funds must be used in support of faculty research. All GIAR proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Learn more. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Brian Welsch at welschb@uwgb.edu with questions.

Reminder: Research Council now accepting Summer 2019 Research Scholar proposals

The UW-Green Bay Research Council is currently accepting proposals for Summer 2019 Research Scholars. The Research Council invites full time or tenure-track faculty at all four campuses to submit proposals for the Research Scholar Program. The Research Scholar Program is designed to provide stipend support during the summer for the purpose of developing or continuing a significant research project. All Research Scholar proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Learn more. Please contact Research Council Chairperson Brian Welsch at welschb@uwgb.edu with questions.