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    Recent Projects
    • Danny Bero worked with Dr. Melissa Bingham on research entitled "A Permutation Test for Three-Dimensional Rotation Data."  He presented at NCUR and the MAA-WI sectional meeting.  They have submitted a paper to Involve.
    • Andrew Prudhom worked on research with Dr. Robert Allen entitled "Multiplication Operators Between Iterated Logarithmic Lipschitz Spaces on an Infinite Tree."  He presented his work at NCUR.  They are preparing a manuscript for publication.
    • Charlie Schimenz and Veronia Tibbetts worked on research with Dr. Eric Eager studying population dynamics of disturbance specialist plants subject to autocorrected disturbance regimes.  Their work will be included in an ongoing manuscript studying how the color of environmental noise affects a population's ability to persist.
    • Chris Wagar is currently working with Dr. Melissa Bingham on a project entitled "Bootstrapping for Measures of Central Tendency for Three-Dimensional Rotation Data."  He presented his preliminary work at the UW-L College of Science and Health Summer Celebration of Research in August.
    • Mac Gallagher worked with Dr. Huiya Yan on research entitiled "Enumerating all Strongly Connected Orientations of Unweighted and Weighted Mixed Multigraphs". Their work will be used to supplement another manuscript entitled "A Graph Theoretical Approach to Traffic Modeling - The One-Way Street Problem". They are preparing both manuscripts for publication.


    Getting Started:

    Working on a research or creativity project with a faculty member is an opportunity for you to go beyond learning about a discipline and become actively involved in creating knowledge and new meaning within the discipline  You will learn things you don't learn in a classroom.

     

    1.  Identify your area of interest

    Research is a hands on way to explore different interests you may have within your field.  Look and listen for opportunities to work with a faculty member on topics of interest.

     

    2.  Find a Mentor

    Identify a few faculty members who have similar interests on our Faculty by Research Interest Page.

     

    3.  Choose a way to participate

     There are several ways to participate in undergraduate research depending on your schedule and desired level of commitment. Here are a few options:

    • Volunteer:  Most professors involved in research are willing to take on student volunteers. 
    • Credit in your major:  There are possibilities for students to receive elective credit for undergraduate research.  Inquire with a faculty member for details.
    • Work for payment:  Some professors have funds available to hire student workers.  Inquire with your faculty mentor about available opportunities.
    • Write a grant to fund your research project:
    • Present your work:  There are a variety of opportunities available to present your research or creative project.  This can include research or creative works made in the classroom setting and funded work you have completed.

    4.  Publish your work

    General writing format varies by discipline and among journals.  Speak to your faculty mentor or someone in the college to find out what guidelines you should be following.

     

    There are publishing opportunities available for undergraduate researchers both within UW-La Crosse and nationwide.

     

    UW-L Journal of Undergraduate Research (JUR)

    UW-L offers undergraduate students an opportunity to publish their work  Students may submit a final report detailing the research problem, methodology, data or information gathered, and final results.  All students are encouraged to submit products of research and scholarly/creative activities to the Journal.

    The firm deadline for submission is the last week of May, or within seven days of the completion of final exam week. For questions, please contact Editor-In-Chief, Scott Cooper, scooper@uwlax.edu