UW-Green Bay’s Kelly House wins campus research communication prize in WiSys Quick Pitch

Press Release from WiSys, April 14, 202

UW-Green Bay’s Kelly House was recognized for excellence in research communication during the WiSys Quick Pitch on April 7.
The student “pitch” competition inspires UW System students to consider the impact of their research and effectively communicate it to the public via three-minute presentations.

Kelly House
Kelly House

House, a psychology and First Nations studies student, took first place and a $300 prize for the presentation “Origins of Imposter Syndrome in Indigenous Communities.”

“I would like to commend Kelly and the other students for their excellent presentations,” said WiSys President Arjun Sanga. “It is great to see the breadth of research activities at UW-Green Bay as communicated by their impressive students.”

House is now eligible to advance to the virtual WiSys Quick Pitch State Final on May 26 to compete against student researchers from across the UW System.

This year’s campus-level WiSys Quick Pitches are taking place virtually due to continued concerns about the pandemic. The UW-Green Bay competitors presented during the same showcase as students at three other UW System schools—UW-Eau Claire, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls. Winners were selected from each campus.

For more information about the WiSys Quick Pitch Program or to watch the student presentations, visit wisys.org/quickpitch.

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.




Craig Sauer

WiSys | Marketing & Communications Associate




UW-Green Bay alumna Delbecchi named ‘Young Professional of the Year’

On March 26, 2021, Current Young Professionals hosted the virtual 2021 Future 15 & Young Professional Awards, presented by the Schneider MBA program at St. Norbert College.

The recipient of the 2021 Young Professional of the Year, presented by KBX Logistics, is Diana Delbecchi ’10 (Psychology, Human Development), community schools resource coordinator for the Green Bay Area Public School District. Delbecchi is passionate about helping young leaders achieve their dreams. She also advocates for culturally-responsive curriculum to improve literacy and writing scores, increase family engagement in schools, raise high school graduations rates and open doors for children in the community to become the next generation of leaders.

Current Young Professionals is a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Hosted on Zoom, 23 finalists were honored for their positive impact on the Greater Green Bay area through professional accomplishments, community engagement, entrepreneurial success and prioritizing the development of young professionals. The Future 15 & Young Professional Awards includes “Future 15” recipients, Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Next Generation Best Place to Work finalists and awardees.

A year ago, she was honored as one of UW-Green Bay’s Outstanding Alumni.


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New UK study sheds light on sexual harassment | NBC26

Associate Professor Christina Smith (Psychology and Women & Gender Studies) said there’s some psychology behind the issue.

“Oftentimes when this happens by a man—and of course certainly not all men do this—but what you find is often it is men in groups with other men. It’s often this sort of expression of masculinity, and a way to basically intimidate women and prove your masculinity to other men,” Smith said.

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