UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery is presenting Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection, a collaborative exhibit with the Richter Museum of Natural History in which artists have created artwork inspired by the Richter’s specimen collection. These specimens will be displayed alongside the artwork they’ve inspired in a true partnership of art and science. See more via ‘Artists Explore the Richter Collection’ at UW-GB’s Lawton Gallery – Door County Pulse.
The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Engine VII event at the Neville Museum will be taking on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. The events kick off at 6 p.m. with a short live music performance followed by presentations, including one from lecturer Benjamin Geisler (Computer Science), and Q & A. The social networking hour with soda, Titletown beer and popcorn rounds out the night. Learn more.
The State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved a proposal to release $5 million to help fund construction of the Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Read the press release.
The Natural & Applied Sciences Spring 2017 Seminar Series begins on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Kirti Yenkie, post-doctoral researcher (Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering), UW-Madison, will speak about “Separation Networks for Recovery of Bio-Based Chemicals: A Roadmap for Matching Biological and Process Feasibility.” Yenkie’s presentation is part of the UW-System Women and Science Postdoctoral Seminar Program. NAS seminars are held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in ES Room 301 and are preceded by a social from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in ES 317. Seminars are free and open to the public. The speakers list for the NAS Spring 2017 Seminar Series may be found at http://www.uwgb.edu/nas/seminar/current.asp.
More than $30K awarded in Natural and Applied Science scholarships
GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will honor some of its top Natural and Applied Science scholars at the NAS Scholarship Reception, 2 -3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union.
In a record-breaking year, more than $38,800 in scholarship funding will be given to 37 recipients who are recognized for high grades, outstanding scholarship, innovative research and overall academic excellence.
Chair of the NAS Scholarships Committee Steve Meyer says the UW-Green Bay College of Science and Technology offers many real-world experiences that allow these students to excel.
“Students are provided the opportunity to gain a wealth of experience they likely could not gain from a classroom or lab setting,” said Meyer. “These are invaluable skills our students are learning.”
The event will recognize and honor all the scholarship recipients for their achievements and acknowledge the scholarship sponsors for their generosity. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
2016-17 Scholarship Awardees
James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Endowed Scholarship (one $1,500 award): Emily Vandersteen; Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Endowed Scholarship (two $1,400 awards): Madeline McKeefry and Andrew Sackett; Carol R. DeGroot Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Science (two $775 awards): Angela Grimm and Maria Otto; Morgan/Macaluso Family Endowed Scholarship (one $1,500 award): Gabriella Buhler; Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Endowed Scholarship (one $1,000 award): Morgan Geary; Katie Hemauer Memorial Endowed Scholarship (one $500 award): Morgan Geary; Brad Cook Memorial Endowed Scholarship (one $400 award): Heather Lutzow; Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Annual Scholarship (one $500 award): James Salscheider; Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Annual Scholarship (one $1,000 award): James Salscheider; Todd and Julie Bartels Annual Scholarship (one $1,000 award): Samuel Hunt; Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence (four $1,500 awards): Cody Becker, Stephanie Hermans, Allison LeMahieu, and Jeremiah Shrovnal; Brown County Waste Transformation Team Annual Scholarship (one $1,350 award): Haley Lucas; Science and Mathematics Endowed Scholarship (one $550 award): Sara Eastman; Nancy J. Sell Memorial Endowed Scholarship (two $900 awards): Faith Lindemann and Adam Sturdivant; NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-First Year (two $1,200 awards): Brianna Messner and Jason Schampers; NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-Second Year (one $1,400 award): Benjamin Stratton; Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Endowed Scholarship (one $800 award): Andrew Stoegbauer; Superior Diesel Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $500 award): Eric Short; Dykema Family Endowed Scholarship (one $500 award): Eric Short; Lee and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $500 award): James Vasquez; Beth and Richard Gochnauer Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $750 award): David Maruszczak; Faith Technologies, Inc. Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $1,000 award): Luke Draheim; Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance Future All-Stars Annual Scholarship (one $2,500 award): Spencer Compton; American Transmission Company Annual Scholarship (four $1,000 awards): Mackenzie Johnson, Dimas Marquez, Kenzie Ostien, and James Vasquez; Feeco International Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship (two $1,000 awards): Dessiray Koss and Spencer Sego; BPM, Inc., A Specialty Paper Mill, Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology (one $1,000 award): Phillip Vogels
Join the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Green Bay Chapter of the American Association of University Women for a panel on women in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Phoenix Room A in the University Union. Mark your calendars. We’ll have more details on panelists in a future issue of this newsletter, or contact Prof. Christine Smith of Women’s and Gender Studies.
It’s never quiet on a college campus. Mid-July means summer campers overtake the walkways, the labs, cafeterias and the outdoor spaces. Students enjoyed the High School and Middle School Art Camps, Life’s a Lab–Reality Science Camp, and Video Game Programming recently.
High school art students could study among a variety of class offerings: photography trashion/fashion, acrylics, computer animation, selfie drawing, metals: jewelry and small sculpture, watercolor, screen printing and graffiti! Middle-school students chose between drawing, ceramics, comic book illustration, photography, fashion design, book-making, watercolor, acrylics, mixed media art and jewelry making. They proudly modeled and exhibited their work at the end of camp.
UW-Green Bay partnered with Bellin College to offer Life’s a Lab, where campers explored careers in the health sciences — specifically in physical therapy, sports medicine, emergency medical fields, radiology/oncology, mortuary, and research science.
The Video Game Programming Camp was for those interested in the applications and programming behind video games. Students learned how to write gaming programs and develop their own games. These camps are filled to capacity.
Dan Moore from UW-Green Bay’s Outreach and Adult Access area captured students learning, dreaming, creating, inspiring and enjoying. Enjoy the photos below and check out more about UWGB Summer Camps.
Registration is now open for students entering grades 10 through 12 in fall 2015 to enroll now for the Life’s a Lab Reality Science Camp, Sunday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 17, at UW-Green Bay. The camp is a partnership between UW-Green Bay’s Summer Camp program, in the Office of Outreach and Adult Access, and Bellin College. For students interested in health careers such as physical therapy, sports medicine, radiology, emergency medical and research, this camp will offer tours of professional clinics and other medical facilities in the mornings and lab experiences in the afternoons. Camp Director is Associate Prof. Amanda Nelson, Human Biology. For details.
Nothing puts the “reality” into science camp quite like sampling a creek in 100 degree heat, standing in a huge expanse of an invasive reed species (Phragmites) towering overhead, exploring the evolutions of sand dunes on a Lake Michigan beach, running samples collected through testing in the lab, or getting an insider’s tour of a wastewater treatment plant.
These are just some of the experiences 15 high school students packed into three days of Eco-U: Water Resources Reality Science Camp at UW-Green Bay, July 15–18.
Geared toward giving campers a look at the wide range of potential occupations available in the natural sciences, students received classroom, laboratory and field experiences guided by the experts including five of UW–Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences faculty members — Kevin Fermanich, Patrick Forsythe, Mike Zorn, Matt Dornbush and John Katers. The campers also had the opportunity to work with experienced high school science teachers and naturalists in taking water and environmental monitoring samples to be used back in the classroom to assess the ecological health of varying water bodies including Green Bay, Lake Michigan and two small tributaries.
Human impacts on water resources were also brought into the mix with presentations on storm water runoff impacts as well as a trip to the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District to learn about how things that go down the drain and “away” can impact the environment or, in the case of the GBMSD, require extensive treatment prior to release back into the environment.
As a wrap-up activity, under the supervision of Prof. Fermanich, campers worked in groups to analyze and make presentations on their conclusions regarding the environmental parameters they sampled and analyzed. An available option of taking the camp for one college credit was also available, and six of the campers took advantage of this opportunity to get a jump start on their college careers.
Laurie Case, UW-Green Bay’s sustainability coordinator and camp co-director, says Eco-U Water Resources Camp is a great example of the strengths of an education at UW-Green Bay, showcasing the interdisciplinary approach to tackling important natural resource issues and applying critical thinking skills to better understand a complex system.
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