UWM celebrates undergraduate research

UWM celebrated its status as an “R1” university, a designation given to the country’s top research institutions, on Friday at an event highlighting one aspect of the university’s research prowess, the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Held each year, the symposium showcases the research collaborations of UWM undergraduate students with faculty and staff through presentations of their findings. UW System President Ray Cross and UWM Chancellor Mark Mone attended this year to help celebrate.

“The symposium celebrates the contributions of undergraduates to these important research agendas, and the collaborative spirit of research itself,” said Kyla Esguerra, associate director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.