Registration deadline is this week for April academic excellence symposium

A reminder: The UW Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URSCA) will be hosted by UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 20, 2018. Host undergraduate presenters are needed! Registration and abstract submission closes on Wednesday, Feb. 28. UW-Green Bay faculty and their students are directed to the Symposium website to review accepted presentation formats and register for the event! Please contact Lidia Nonn (nonnl@uwgb.edu) or Mariah Pursley (pursleym@uwgb.edu) for additional information. Register here.

Hundreds of undergraduate researchers to descend on Titletown, April 19-20

Students to hear from UntitledTown speaker, author Mary Roach

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be the host institution of hundreds of undergraduate researchers and their mentors at the University of Wisconsin System’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) Symposium, April 19-20.

UW-Green Bay is partnering with “UntitledTown,” Northeast Wisconsin’s popular book and author festival, and participants in URSCA will share in the opportunity to hear from UntitledTown’s keynote speaker — international best-selling author, Mary Roach.

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Mary Roach. Photo by Jen Siska | jensiska.com

Roach specializes in popular science and humor and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void and BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Her presentation is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the KI Center Ballroom, downtown Green Bay.

At the heart of the URSCA event is the opportunity for UW System students across disciplines to share their research, scholarship and creative activity, including performance and visual art, to a statewide audience. Participants can tour Lambeau Field before a Thursday, April 19 “mixer” at the host hotel, the Hyatt Regency, downtown Green Bay. Students and mentors will be active on the UW-Green Bay campus Friday, April 20 as they exhibit their research, display their art and present their performances pieces at the University Union. The public is invited to view the April 20, 2018 research displays.

About UntitledTown Book and Author Festival

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, April 19-22, is in its second year and looking to exceed the already impressive success of year one that saw 5,000 attendees with more than 80 authors and 100 events. Nearly all 2018 Festival events are free and open to the public. This year’s headlining authors are R.L. Stine, Mary Roach, Hillary Jordan, Roxane Gay, Christopher Moore, Danez Smith, Lynda Barry, Kristen Radtke, Michael Perry, and Dan Chaon. For more information, visit www.untitledtown.org.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

Encourage students to attend ‘Undergraduate Research 101’

Undergraduate Research 101 will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 2 to 3 p.m. in  the 1965 Room, University Union. Curious about research? WiSys and UW-Green Bay Grants & Research invite you to join them for pizza and to hear about ways to get involved in undergraduate research and creative activity on campus. Faculty mentors and undergraduate researchers from different disciplines will share their experiences. You will also learn about upcoming events including Innovation in Aging, Research in the Rotunda and the UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Pizza provided by WiSys. Co-sponsored by WiSys, UW-Green Bay’s URSCA Working Group and the Office of Grants & Research. For more information and to RSVP, email: mgjefsen@wisys.org.