Check out this nice story about octopuses; the lead has to do with a new species, the Frilled Giant Pacific Octopus, discovered by Alaska Pacific University undergraduate Nathan Hollenbeck. Check out the story: https://the1a.org/shows/2018-01-09/the-amazing-world-of-the-octopus
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.
Professor Joe Austin (History) sent in a plan for his Spring Course Based Research Project. We have just posted it and encourage you to take a look!
There is still room in the Course Based Research Projects for Spring. If you want to get involved in faculty research right away, these special courses are an excellent opportunity. Check them out!
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.
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2017 Awards!
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.
Senior education major Melissa Pettis was awarded an Undergraduate Research Travel grant for her panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of African American Life & History on “African American Educational Activism in Milwaukee, 1965-1971.” Melissa is advised by Associate Professor of Africology, Erin Winkler.
Senior Biological Sciences major John Schneider received an Undergraduate Research Travel award to present a poster, “The Role of Secreted Proteases in Virulence of the Fish Pathogen Flavobacterium columnare,” at the American Society for Microbiology North Central conference. John is advised by Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Mark McBride.
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.