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 (www.berkeleyprize.org). 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.
If you have been working with an amazing research mentor in 2016-17, nominate him/her for our annual Mentor of the Year Award. Make sure your faculty are recognized for their hard work in support of students. Nominate now!
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.
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.
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.
Senior Mechanical Engineering student Andrew Thompson received an Undergraduate Research Travel award to present a paper on the optimization of magnetostrictive cellulose nanofibral composites at the 2017 Advancements in Fiber Polymer Composites Symposium in Madison in May. Andrew’s work is advised by Electrical Engineering Professor Chiu Tai Law.
Senior Journalism student Amanda Becker received an Undergraduate Research Travel award to present her paper about the role of poetry at presidential inaugurations at the Central States Communication Association’s Undergraduate Honors Conference in Minneapolis in March.
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.
We are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Awards!
Information about how to apply for a Senior Excellence in Research Award (SERA) for 2017-18 has now been posted. The award is intended for seniors expecting to graduate in May, August, or December 2018 who have been significantly involved in research during their undergraduate careers at UWM. Application information can be found here.