Student research presentations showcased at UW-Stevens Point
Collaborative research between students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be showcased at the 14th annual College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium. 
The symposium, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, April 26, from 2–5 p.m. on the first and second floors of the Science Building. More than 100 research posters and presentations from students representing 10 departments within the college will be featured. Research subjects include a Grand Rapids wood smoke study in the natural sciences, human rights in Argentina in social sciences and Choctaw participation in the Civil War in the humanities.
“Providing research opportunities for undergraduates is central to our mission at UW-Stevens Point, where we strive to honor the relationship between faculty and students,” said Dona Warren, assistant dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs and chair of the Symposium Committee. “Students and faculty learn from each other. We all bring our own unique gifts to the table. The symposium is one of the best ways to appreciate the fruits of this cooperation.”
A sampling of research presentations for the afternoon includes:
  • Biology—Are BRCA (gene) Mutations Related to Lung Cancer?
  • ChemistryDetermining the Contribution of Wood Smoke to Fine Particle Concentrations in Grand Rapids, Wis.
  • Computing and New Media TechnologiesPatient Input Collection Prototype for Sleep Research
  • EnglishI Can Has a VoiceA Semiotic Study of Internet Memes and Their Relations to Culture
  • HistoryGhosts of the Past: The Choctaws, the Confederacy and the United States in the Civil War
  • Mathematical SciencesUsing Interger Linear Programming to Optimize the Location of Firefighting Capacities in Siberia
  • PhilosophyWagering Ethically? The Proper Foundation to Build On
  • Physics and Astronomy—Spectroscopic Studies of Atomic Cesium Vapor
  • Political ScienceArgentina: A Leader in Human Rights Innovations
  • Psychology—How Gender of Worker Affects Status Ratings of Novel Jobs: A Study of Varying Proportions
  • Oral presentations will be offered at 2:20 and 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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