Undergraduate Research Day set for March 19

    March 06, 2014

    UR DayMore than 200 students, who spent the academic year exploring research topics from music education to natural sciences, will present their findings Wednesday, March 19, at Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

    "This is a great day to celebrate the research and scholarly activities on the UW-Whitewater campus," said Catherine Chan, director of the Undergraduate Research Program.

    The event is noon - 3 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room.

    From informative posters and scientific demonstrations, to presentations of art and theater, Undergraduate Research Day showcases a broad range of projects.

    Much of this research is funded through the Undergraduate Research Office, which provides resources to fund and complete a project. The McNair Scholars, a program that prepares students for graduate studies and eventual careers as university professors, provides resources for research as well. Many of the students received thousands of dollars in grants to conduct their projects.

    To participate, students submit proposals, which are reviewed by an internal panel to determine whether the project will be funded. Researchers spend the following academic year perfecting the project for this very important day.

    "Undergraduate research is a priority for UW-Whitewater and the surrounding community," Chan said. "Students often say this is the highlight of their college experience."

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