UWM Student Sarah Philippi Goes to Washington

Congratulations to graduating senior Sarah Philippi who this week participated in the annual “Posters on the Hill” event organized by the national Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington, DC.  Sarah was one of 60 students selected from across the country to come to Washington to talk about their research and meet with their legislators to discuss the importance of federal support for undergraduate research.  Sarah presented her poster on “The Role of APOE Genotype, Sex, and 17ß-Estradiol on Memory Consolidation in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease,” a project she has been working on under the direction of Professor Karyn Frick in the Psychology Department.

Along with Vice Chancellor Tom Luljak and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research Nigel Rothfels, Sarah helped legislators understand how UWM’s research mission connects to undergraduates.  She met with staff from the offices of Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Ron Johnson, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Congressman Mark Pocan, and Congressman Bryan Steil.

In the photograph, Philippi and Rothfels meet with Michael Weiss who works on Education Policy for Senator Johnson.

See also: “UWM Senior Honored for Undergraduate Research.”