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UW undergraduate students to showcase research in Capitol Rotunda (Apr 20, 2009)

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April 20, 2009

UW undergraduate students to showcase research in Capitol Rotunda

MADISON, Wis. – About 100 of the University of Wisconsin System’s best and brightest undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share their original research findings with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and supporters.

The sixth annual “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Student Research,” will take place Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  State leaders will join undergraduate students and faculty advisers from UW campuses across the state for a day of events highlighting the positive impacts of university research in Wisconsin.

“Through these research projects, UW undergraduates are taking an active role in addressing a broad spectrum of real-world concerns.  They are contributing to work that will improve healthcare, protect the environment, and advance the arts and sciences,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly.  “The experience enriches their UW education and prepares them to be valuable, contributing members of the 21st-century knowledge economy.  Supporting this newest generation of innovative thinkers is key to Wisconsin’s future economic vitality.”

Each year, hundreds of UW undergraduates present research findings at local, regional and national meetings, including Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C. and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  Undergraduate research efforts are supported through grants, external funding and campus academic programs.

More information on the event, including a list of participating students by UW institution and by legislative district, is available at http://www.wisconsin.edu/posters.

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Media Contacts:
David Giroux
UW System
dgiroux@uwsa.edu
608-262-4464