A celebration of research at UWM

UWM celebrated research in all its forms at the university on April 29.

At the 14th annual UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Student Union, the university took time to celebrate its third consecutive inclusion in the top ranks of research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This designation was given last year to only 146 institutions of almost 4,000 considered. UWM has maintained this R1 ranking since 2015.

“Isn’t it great that we’ve gotten our undergraduate research celebration to piggyback on our R1 celebration?” said Chancellor Mark Mone, donning a gold baseball cap with “R1” emblazoned in it. “How perfect is that?

“It’s important to realize how rare and how hard this achievement is. It doesn’t happen overnight,” Mone said. “And it’s because of your sustained efforts. You’ve made us a better university.”

At the symposium, 280 UWM undergraduate students presented the research they have been conducting with more than 200 faculty members and research staff.