The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creativity

223 Graff Main Hall, UW-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-8040
Fax: (608) 785-8046

Undergraduate Research & Creativity Staff Directory

Scott Cooper, Professor of Biology and Undergraduate Research Director
Phone: 608-785-6983

Thomas Heiar, Graduate Assistant
Phone: 608-785-8040

Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee

The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee consists of nine faculty members and up to two student representatives. Faculty members serve for up to three years. There shall be no more than four faculty members from any of the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Studies, or the College of Science and Health. Student members shall be selected from students who have received research funding from the committee in previous years. Students who submit research proposals during a given year shall not be members of the committee during that year. The committee elects its chairperson.

Duties and Responsibilities

According to the the faculty senate bylaw II, the duties and responsibilities of the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Committee include:

1.Establishing evaluation procedures and criteria for funding undergraduate research and creativity proposals

2.Establishing procedures for applying for undergraduate research funds

3.Publicizing the availability of undergraduate research funds and the procedures for applying for those funds

4.Apportioning institutional funds for undergraduate research

5.Advising the consultant of student research and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs in the solicitation of grant monies to support undergraduate research

6.Planning and conducting an annual Celebration of Student Research & Creativity, as well as other means of disseminating undergraduate research and creativity results

2013-2014 Members:
Gretchen Gerrish-Chair
Walter Elder
Joshua Hursey
Ryan Friesen
Nicholas Bakken
S. McDougal, convener
Ian Muehlenhaus
John Nunley
Hiuya Yan


Meeting Minutes
The following link provides access to the meeting minutes posted by the faculty senate.