Bella Biwer wins Berkeley Prize

UWM undergraduate Bella Biwer from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning is one of the winners of the 19th Annual International 2017 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence.  Winners were announced on April 19th by Professor Raymond Lifchez, Chair of the BERKELEY UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE ( Through two distinct competitions – the Essay Competition; and the Travel Fellowship Competition – the international BERKELEY PRIZE competition encourages undergraduate architecture students worldwide to go into their communities for the purpose of thinking and writing about issues central to the understanding of the social art of architecture.  The 2017 BERKELEY PRIZE focused on the topic: “ARCHITECTURE REVEALS COMMUNITIES”  125 undergraduate architecture students from 30 countries were participants in responding to this year’s Question: In your city, how do individual communities demonstrate their presence through the buildings designed to serve that group’s social and cultural needs and endeavors?  Bella’s essay was entitled, “The Architecture of Place: Amaranth Bakery and Café,” and received Third Place in the competition.

New Publication: Jonathan Lee is a co-author

Undergraduate student Jonathan Lee is a coauthor on this article in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory: Kwapis, J.L., Jarome, T.J., Lee, J.L., Gilmartin, M.R. & Helmstetter, F.J. (2014) “Extinguishing Trace Fear Engages the Retrosplenial Cortex rather than the Amygdala.” Neurobiology of Learning & Memory,113:41-54.  Check out other recent articles on our Publications page.

New Publication: Student Lianna Hawi is co-author

Engineering senior Lianna Hawi contributed to Jahanian, Omid, Alyssa J. Schnorenberg, Lianna Hawi, and Brooke A. Slavens, “Upper Extremity Joint Dynamics and Electromyography (EMG) during Standard and Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion,” presented at American Society of Biomechanics 2015.  There is a link on our Publications page.

Julia Alba to Present at Spina Bifida Third World Congress

Senior Biomedical Sciences student Julia Alba received an Undergraduate Research Travel award to present results of a project focused on assessing Spina Bifida anthropometric measurements at the Spina Bifida Third World Congress in San Diego in March.  Julia is advised by Michele Polfuss, Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing.

New Publication: Jonathan Lee is co-author

Fred Helmstetter (Psychology) sent over this recent publication that included undergraduate Jonathan Lee as a co-author: Kwapis, J.L., Jarome, T.J., Lee, J.L. & Helmstetter, F.J., “The Retrosplenial Cortex Is Involved in the Formation of Memory for Context and Trace Fear Conditioning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 123 (2015):110-116.