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    • Rotating banner - Get your feet wet
    • Rotating banner - modern research techniques
    • Rotating banner - hands on experience
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    Upcoming dates: 

    Mon, Jan 4th. UW System Symposium registration opens.

    Tues, Jan 26th. Celebration of Student Research abstract submission opens.

    Tues, Feb 16th @ 5:15 pm. Grant Writing Workshop in 150 Murphy Library

    Mon, Feb 29th. UW System Symposium registration closes

    Tues, Mar 1st @ 5:30 pm. Poster Making Workshop in 150 Murphy Library

    Tues, Mar 8th @ 4:00 pm. Last day to request Google Doc for Undergrad Research & Creativity Grant submission

    Wed, Mar 9th @ 4:00 pm. Celebration of Student Research abstract submission closes.

    Tues, Mar 22nd @ 11:59 pm. Undergraduate Research & Creativity Grants due

    Tues, Apr 12th @ 5:30 pm. Getting Started: An Introductory Seminar on Undergraduate Research in 330 Cartwright

    Fri, Apr 22nd. UW System Symposium at UW-Stevens Point

    Tues, Apr 26th. UWL Celebration of Student Research & Creativity

     

    Benefits:

    • Develops writing skills through grant writing and project reports
    • Teaches collaboration in the work place
    • Engages students in cross-cultural communication
    • Provides early exposure to research areas, helping students in career decision-making

    "This is preparing me for what is to come,"
    Michael Fuerte, '17, Biology says. 

    "I know a lot of students tend
    to rely on lab experience.
    This is hands-on training."

    Michael has been monitoring frogs in the 
    La Crosse River marsh for two years.


    UWL is dedicated to supporting research and other scholarly and creative activities by students in all academic disciplines. 

     


    Opportunities:

    Here are some examples of real projects our students have worked on:
    • Study how mindfulness and self-control affect learning (2015)
    • Travel to Russia to work in a nuclear physics laboratory (2014) 
    • Explore effects of mercury contamination on fish and wildlife (2012)
    • Research impact on poverty and homelessness (2013)
    • Research human heart conditions and bleeding disorders (2015)
    • Perform research projects for the United Way and other local non-profits (2015)
    • Collaborate with UW-Madison on grocery shopping mobile app (2013)
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