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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: 

    Tuesday, September 29th @ 5:30 in 150 Murphy. Grant Writing Workshop for all students

    Monday, October 5th. NCUR abstract submission window opens

    Tuesday, October 20th @ 4 pm. Deadline to request folder to submit a fall undergraduate research & creativity grant

    Friday, October 23rd. Registration deadline to attend or present at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, at Viterbo University on Friday, November 6th.

    Tuesday, October 27th @ 4 pm. Deadline to submit fall undergraduate research & creativity grant

    Tuesday, November 10th @ 5:30 in 150 Murphy. Getting Started: An Introductory Seminar for Undergraduate Research & Creativity

    Friday, December 2nd. NCUR abstract submission window closes



    • 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.


    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is dedicated to supporting research and other scholarly and creative activities by students in all academic disciplines. 



    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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