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Research_UWOT_sizeTen University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students will present their research Friday, April 21, at the 16th-annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

The event, held this year at UW-Stevens Point, offers undergraduate students from UW System two- and four-year campuses the opportunity to present their original work related to a wide variety of topics through poster presentations, oral presentations, gallery exhibits and artistic performances.

UW Oshkosh students presenting include:

  • Gerald Bufford, a urban studies major from Milwaukee, (Paul Van Auken, faculty mentor), Urban Agriculture.
  • Zac Chambers, a chemistry and political science sophomore from Howard, (Jennifer Schuttlefield-Christus, faculty mentor), Comparison of Two Experimental Outreach Kits for the Discovery of Inexpensive, Effective Catalysts for Solar Energy Conversion.
  • Jennifer Depew, a history and political science junior from Appleton, (David Siemers, faculty mentor), “A New Slavery of Caste:” An Evaluation of President Woodrow Wilson With Regard to Race.
  • Danielle Dolinac, a first-year microbiology major from North Fond du Lac, (Sabrina Mueller-Spitz, faculty mentor), Deinococcus aquaticus Strain Variability in Biofilm Formation.
  • Alexander Horkman, a senior microbiology major from DePere, and Zachery Stuebs, a senior biology and computer science major from Lomira, (Mueller-Spitz, faculty mentor), The Will To Survive: Natural Competency and the Effects of Plasmid DNA on the Desiccation Tolerance of Deinococcus aquaticus.
  • Kyle Kettner, a senior majoring in biology from Oshkosh, (Toivo Kallas, faculty mentor), Characterization of Ultra-Fast Growing Synechococcus Sp. Utex 2973 Cyanobacteria as Host Platforms for Solar-Powered Carbon Conversion to Chemicals.
  • Jennifer “Hope” MacDonald, a senior anthropology major, (Margaret Hostetler, Faculty Mentor), Motivations for Language Shift: Attitudes Toward the Home Language.
  • Katrina Schiedemeyer, a supply chain management senior from Oshkosh, (Mike Godfrey, Faculty Mentor), Leaning Out the Education System.
  • Adam Shelvik, a senior majoring in physics from Oshkosh, (Barton Pritzl, Faculty Mentor), RR Lyrae Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC 1261.


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