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Above: Sara Vandersee presents her visual art project, “Explorations of Fiber Through Weaving.”

Undergraduate and graduate students alike were recognized for their research, scholarship and creative efforts during the 29th annual University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity (COSCA) event.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Research and Creative Activity, was held April 28 at the Reeve Memorial Union. Awards for the student efforts were presented during the Provost’s Awards Reception that followed.

Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Activity Award

  • Psychology graduate student Ben Saltigerald, of Appleton, for his poster Examining Feminist Women’s Preferences to Male Ally Messages on Twitter.
  • Biology graduate student Sarah Woody, of Sacramento, California, for her poster Heavy Metal and Metalloid Risk Assessment at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award

  • Music major Megan Flood, of Green Bay, for her performance of December Songs: A Modern Work Showcasing the Best of the Romantic Era.
  • Anthropology major Eric Giese, of West Bend, for his poster Gems Amongst the Stones: Looking for a Newly Identified Pre-Clovis Tool Complex in Old Collections.
  • Music major Leah Tollefson, of Rochester, Minnesota, for her oral presentation The Raccoon.
  • Art major Sara Vandersee, of Oshkosh, for her visual art presentation Explorations of Fiber Through Weaving.

Clow Social Science Research Undergraduate Award

  • Sociology major Dan Cummings, of Appleton, for his poster Class Consciousness and Political Attitudes in Oshkosh.
  • The psychology major team of Olivia Lemke, of Wausau; Zulan Pino, of Appleton; Austin Schultz, of Edgerton; and Luke Tacke, of Campbellsport, for their poster Verbalization May Not Result in Underperformance: Verbal Overshadowing and Sounds.

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