Project Coastal students showcase innovative research at State Capitol

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UW-Green Bay and Project Coastal partners

Nearly 130 students and their faculty mentors from every UW campus across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Madison to showcase their important and innovative research at the UW System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda event. Students presented their work to the public, state legislators, UW alumni and other supporters while demonstrating its potential impact on Wisconsin and its economy. UW-Green Bay and Project Coastal partners posed for a photo. View the full program and photos online.

Research in the Rotunda participants announced

The Office of Grants & Research has announced the UW-Green Bay’s undergraduate researchers participating in University of Wisconsin System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda, April 11, 2018, in the Capitol Rotunda (Madison). Out of more than 25 exceptional student research abstracts submitted for consideration, only six research posters were chosen to be presented. The following are those selected and their faculty advisors.

College of Health, Education and Social Work: Emily Clark (Education/Human Development), Prof. Timothy Kaufman (Education), “A Qualitative Study of Best Practices in Police School Partnerships.”

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Amberlee Jorgenson (Psychology), Prof. Regan Gurung (Psychology), “A Full Serving of Restaurant Server Experiences: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry.”

Austin E. Cofrin School of Business: Emma Nies (Business Administration) Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal (Business Administration), “Shipping and Return-Shipping Costs do not Cost the Same! Examining the Role of Shipping Costs, Gender and Product Price in Online Buying.”

College of Science, Engineering and Technology: David Edward Ginsberg (Mechanical Engineering and Technology), Assistant Prof. Brian Welsch (NAS), “What are the Roles of Magnetic Field and Flare Ribbon Structure on CME Dynamics?”

Kenzie Ostien (Environmental Science/Biology), Assistant Prof. Karen Stahlheber (NAS), “Soil communities and switchgrass: mycorrhizal and microbial effect on plant growth and phosphorus uptake.”

Spencer Vanderbloemen (Biology/Environmental Science), Assistant Prof. Patrick Forsythe (NAS), “Community Structure and Diet Composition of Fishes within the Lower Fox River, Green Bay, Wisconsin.”

Encourage students to submit projects for Research in the Rotunda

The Office of Grants & Research and Office of the Provost encourage you to publicize the following opportunity to your students and their faculty mentors: The 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda is Wed., April 12, 2017 in the Capitol Rotunda. This event is intended to highlight the extent, quality and value of undergraduate 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 Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 (junior and senior undergraduate students only) to Lidia Nonn (nonnl@uwgb.edu).  Please help us demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted at UWGB by encouraging your students and their faculty mentors to apply for this opportunity. For more information, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/research/rotunda/.

Another story on UW Posters in the Rotunda

If you didn’t get enough of our sensational researchers last week, here is another story about the 13th annual Posters in the Rotunda held at the State Capitol. A total of 140 UW students and nearly 90 faculty mentors discussed their research to legislators. While the subjects varied, all had one theme in common: How can research improve the world? For more details: http://news.wisc.edu/uw-day-at-the-capitol-posters-in-the-rotunda-celebrated/

2016 Posters in the Rotunda

UW-Green Bay at Posters in the Rotunda 2016

Congratulations to the nine UWGB students nominated to discuss their research to State legislators and UW System and institutional leaders at the 13th annual “Posters in the Rotunda,” in Madison on Wednesday, April 13. The annual research symposium brings students and faculty from UW System campuses to Madison to share their research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and the public inside the historic Capitol Rotunda. This year, the UW System and institutional leaders welcomed 140 students and nearly 90 faculty mentors to the event. The event puts special emphasis on the importance of undergraduate research and educational support at state and national levels. Pictured with the students from UWGB are Chancellor Gary Miller, Provost Greg Davis, Associate Chancellor Ron Pfeifer and Assistant Vice Chancellor Mathew Dornbush. The following are UW-Green Bay students participating in the event, their hometowns, and the titles of the research projects.

  • Cody Becker, Sheboygan (Prof. Robert Howe) — “Aerial Surveying and Vegetation Mapping Using Drone Technology at the Point au Sable Nature Reserve”
  • Kortney Krajewski, Little Suamico (Assistant Prof. Sawa Senzaki) — “Cultural Competency: Before and After Studying Abroad”
  • Noel Craig, Green Bay (Prof. Kevin Fermanich) — “Determination of Water Extractable Phosphorus for a Northeast Wisconsin Soil Quality Index”
  • Jeremiah Shrovnal, Green Bay (Associate Prof. Patrick Forsythe) — “Growth Rate Analysis of Coastal Wetland and Near Shore Great Lakes Fish Using Otolith Dating”
  • Matthew Nichols, Wausau (Assistant Prof. Ryan Holzem) — “Manure Lagoon Additive Performance Evaluation”
  • Kyle Marshall, New Franken; Kayla Hodorff, Malone (Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal) — “Moral Beliefs and Organizational Information Security Policy Compliance: The Role of Gender”
  • Zachary Ashauer, Hortonville (Assistant Prof. Ryan Currier) — “The Lashly Mountains of Southern Victorialand, Antarctica: Investigating a Possible Ancient Volcano”
  • Kelli Hutchinson, Trevor (Associate Prof. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges) — “Timing and the Influence of Visualization on Sports Performance”

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Posters in the Rotunda 2016

– Photos by Avery Garcia, Office of Graduate Studies and Office of Grants and Research

Reminder: Posters in the Rotunda applications due soon

Posters in the Rotunda is about as prestigious as it gets for UW-Green Bay’s top student researchers. Therefore, the Office of Grants and Research and the Office of the Provost are encouraging you to encourage others (students or fellow faculty and staff who serve as mentors) to consider submitting applications to exhibit at the 13th annual Posters in the Rotunda to take place Wednesday, April 13, at the state Capitol in Madison. The event highlights the extent, quality, and value of undergraduate involvement in faculty-guided research projects. Outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the state will present their research together with their faculty advisers to state legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. The final application deadline is Friday, Jan. 15 (senior undergraduate students only) to Lidia Nonn (nonnl@uwgb.edu).  Please help demonstrate the exceptional quality of research conducted at UWGB by encouraging your students and their faculty mentors to apply for this opportunity. For more information visit, http://www.uwgb.edu/research/rotunda/

Shariff first of UW-Green Bay grads to join MCW-Green Bay

shariff-top-storyJulia Shariff is still wrapping her head around the possibility of one day being called, “Dr. Shariff.”

The May 2015 UW-Green Bay Human Biology and Spanish graduate took a major step toward her long-awaited goal with recent acceptance into the inaugural class of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Classes begin this summer.

“To be honest, the idea of med school seemed like something other people did, not someone like me… The reason I decided to declare my major and head down that path was because of the amazing faculty at UWGB. I had always had support from my family to follow my dreams, but having a respected non-family source of support and belief in my abilities was what I needed to take the plunge.”

Being able to stay in Green Bay while in medical school is providing a level of comfort for Shariff (pictured with Bellin’s Bart Miller, above). The Green Bay Southwest High School graduate recognizes the value of “staying home” for her undergraduate degree, and will follow in the footsteps of a number of family members who took the same path.

“The benefits of staying in Green Bay are numerous,” she says. “It will both decrease the cost of living, but ease the transition into medical school. I’ve heard that the first year comes with its own academic adjustments so taking on medical school in Green Bay provides me with comfort and familiarity. I absolutely love the atmosphere of Green Bay — not too big and not too small. There’s plenty to do and opportunities to learn in this area. Having a medical school in Green Bay brings a lot to the area, especially when it comes to establishing community physicians.”

Shariff already has an insider perspective into health care in the region, having shadowed at Bellin Hospital in preparation for a research project, “The Lost Connection: Benefits of being a bilingual professional in the U.S. healthcare system,” which earned her prestigious selection as a “Posters in the Rotunda” showcase presenter in Madison in Spring of 2015.

Her project provided insight into the Green Bay area’s growing population of Spanish-speaking residents.

In true interdisciplinary fashion, Shariff developed the idea in collaboration with Prof. Cristina Ortiz of UW-Green Bay’s Spanish and Humanistic Studies academic programs.

“As Julia’s adviser, I conveyed to her that medical schools are seeking well-rounded students who are knowledgeable and have academic experiences beyond the sciences,” Ortiz says. “Her Spanish skills and academic work in Spanish have been key players in positioning Julia as the desirable candidate she is for medical school.”

Explains Shariff, “My research methods consisted of a lot of field observation, interviews, and of course investigation of previous reports and studies. I interviewed three individuals specifically: a bilingual doctor, a bilingual physician’s assistant and a Spanish interpreter. Through my research I developed a list of pros and cons for various communication methods in the healthcare system, thus determining the overall most efficient and practical method was the employment of a bilingual physician.”

Shariff studied abroad, in Spain, as part of her undergraduate experience. She was also an active tutor for the Organic Chemistry class, while serving as UWGB’s Health Science Club president, and co-president of UWGB’s Colleges Against Cancer organization.

“Green Bay is founded on the tight knit community and surrounding areas, and the promotion of this network is huge in the message MCW-Green Bay wants to send: promoting community based health care and cooperation of health systems in the state,” Shariff said.

“It has been a very long process, and to be accepted at such a respected institution as the Medical College of Wisconsin is both an honor and a privilege!”

Photos: UW-Green Bay at Posters in the Rotunda 2015

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Seven standout student researchers from UW-Green Bay were selected to join fellow students from across the state in exhibiting at the 12th Annual “Posters in the Rotunda” spotlight event at the State Capitol in Madison on April 22.

Undergraduates from each of the System’s 26 campuses set up poster displays to share the findings of their diverse research subjects which, in many cases, are the culmination of multiple academic years of study and collaboration with faculty mentors and community partners throughout Wisconsin.

The UW-Green Bay delegation was led by Chancellor Gary L. Miller, Provost Stephen Fritz and faculty members Jennifer Lanter and Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz. Students presenting were:

  • Lauren Anderson of Green Bay and Noel Craig of Shawano, Efforts Directed Toward the Synthesis of Obolactone, faculty adviser Julie Wondergem, Natural and Applied Sciences;
  • Katharine Bright of Green Bay and Kayla Hucke of Hartland, Impact of Phonology and Number on Children’s Novel Plural Production, faculty advise 
Jennifer Lanter, Human Development.
  • Lindsay Hansen of Kiel, Monitoring the Importance of River Mouth and Shoreline Habitats for Migratory Birds at Kingfisher Farm and Nearby Natural Areas in Manitowoc County, faculty adviser Robert Howe;
  • Christa Kananen of Sobieski, Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County, faculty adviser John Luczaj, Natural and Applied Sciences;
  • Julia Rose Shariff, of Green Bay, The Lost Connection: Benefits of Being a Bilingual Professional in the U.S. Healthcare System
, with faculty adviser Christina Ortiz, Humanistic Studies.

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Posters in the Rotunda 2015