Six student researchers to share their work at Capitol in Madison

March 02, 2012

Posters in the RotundaSix students from UW-Whitewater will display their research projects this week at the Capitol in Madison in the ninth annual celebration of undergraduate student research statewide.

With students from other UW System campuses, they will share their original research with legislators and other state leaders in the annual "Posters in the Rotunda" event Wednesday, March 7.

"We know that academic research on UW campuses has a major impact on Wisconsin's economy, and also that it plays a significant role in helping students stay in school, graduate at higher rates, and prepare themselves for the workforce of the 21st century," said UW System President Peter Reilly.

Undergraduate research is a point of pride at UW-Whitewater, where about 150 students conducted original inquiries in diverse fields of study in 2011. Faculty advisers from all four colleges serve as mentors.

UW-Whitewater undergraduate researchers headed to Madison, their advisers and their projects are:

  • Kara Kamps, Belmont, (Eric Brown); "Assessing Cellular Responses of HeLa (Cervical Cancer) Cells to Activated Fe204-Ti02 Core-Shell Nanoparticles."
  • Kelly Kachelski, Milwaukee, (Barbara Grubel); "Northern Exposures to Dance."
  • Jake Struck, Jackson, (Carol Scovotti); "Prepare Yourself: Research-Driven Marketing Strategy for a New Product Launch."
  • Hagen Kaczmarek, Wisconsin Rapids, (Dale Splinter); "Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Quality in the Whitewater Creek Watershed."
  • Bridgette Christine Jordan, Oak Creek, (Richard Mason); "African-American and Caucasian Mothers: A Bi-Racial Dilemma."
  • Shia Lee, Madison, (Tanya Kam); "The Impact of Comic Book Movies in the Past Decade."


Sara Kuhl