International Research Awards: Call for Applications

The Office of Undergraduate Research is continuing support for students to travel internationally to participate in faculty research.  Faculty and Academic Staff can apply for funds to support the travel and expenses of students; awards are expected to be in the $2,000-$5,000 range.  The funds are intended to facilitate the research collaborations of faculty and students and are not intended to support the travel of faculty members nor the attendance of students at international meetings or conferences. The application deadline is February 19, 2018.  For additional information and a link to the application, follow this link.

Wesley Cruz to Present at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Senior Wesley Cruz has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Travel Award to present a poster, “The effects of methylene blue on trace fear memory and brain proteolytic activity in young and aged rats,” at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington D.C. in November.  Wesley is advised by Associate Professor of Psychology James Moyer.

NOMAS Student Group Competed in National Organization for Minority Architects Design Competition

Seven UWM undergraduates who are part of the National Organization for Minority Architect Students competed in the NOMAS Student Design Competition in Houston this month.  Teonna Cooksey, Elena Farin, Quincy Drane, Roxanne Garcia, Denise Zahran, Eli Liebenow, and Thavixay Senthavy received an Undergraduate Research Travel to support their trip. They are advised by Associate Professor of Architecture, Mo Zell.

Eli Liebenow put together this photo narrative of the trip.

Six UWM Students to Present at the NIMBioS Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics

Six UWM students will present research findings at the NIMBioS 9th Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics in Knoxville, TN this November.  Kyle Goryl will present “Modeling RNA Secondary Structures Using Matchings;” Jacob Biehoff and Adam Honts will present, “Street View Imagery Based High-Resolution and High-Accuracy Human-Environment Vegetation Mapping: How Green is our County?;” and Abigail Ginther, Zahra Gohari and Kaitlin Salter will present “Predictive Modeling of E. coli Levels at Urban Beaches along Lake Michigan.”  The students are part of the Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Biology and Mathematics program at UWM funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research.