Community invited to view student research projects

By UW-Manitowoc

Student research projects will be presented during an annual campus-wide symposium, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at UW-Manitowoc, 705 Viebahn St. The community is invited to view the research and meet with students to ask questions and learn more about the specific projects.

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium features posters, oral presentations, creative writing and art work prepared by more than 40 students in a wide variety of academic disciplines including creative writing, political science, biology, chemistry, art, mathematics, history, psychology, literature and gender studies.

This year’s event will also include research from students at UW-Green Bay. UW-Manitowoc will be joined with UW-Green Bay, UW-Marinette and UW-Sheboygan as part of the UW System restructuring project currently underway.

The symposium provides an opportunity for students to share their work right on campus. “UW-Manitowoc has become a leader in offering its freshman and sophomore students opportunities to pursue undergraduate research,” said Dr. Jessica Van Slooten, UW-Manitowoc professor and coordinator of the event. “By participating in the event, students learn to present and explain their findings to others. Engaging students in research early in their college career can lead to many meaningful outcomes including increased retention, degree attainment, and professional opportunities.”

The symposium at UW-Manitowoc is possible through a grant from the UW System.


Jessica Van Slooten