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With more than $800 in prize money on the line,  20-plus University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students took to the podium Tuesday night to describe their research or creative work during the WiSys Quick Pitch Competition.

First place was awarded to junior business major Julia Thompson, of Kimberly, who worked with faculty mentor Bryan Englehardt on “The Impact of Public Data Breach Disclosure and Firms’ Openness to Investors.”

Honors student and McNair Scholar Stacey Sparks, a secondary education major, of Neenah, earned second place with faculty mentor Yoko Mogi-Hein for “Community Indicators and Intra Head Start Student Performance.”

Third place went to McNair Scholar Joy Evans, an environmental health senior from Milwaukee who shared her project, “Food Insecurity and the Clustering of Health Risk Factors Among Students of Color,” which she worked on with mentor Juliana Kahrs.

Fourth place was presented to Honors psychology senior MacKenzie Ricard, of Milwaukee, who worked with faculty mentor Sarah DeArmond, on “Stress Management in University Students: Does Training Boundary Management and Recovery Activities Help?”

Thompson moves on to represent UWO at the Quick Pitch State Final in July 2020.