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    • Rotating banner - Get your feet wet
    • Rotating banner - modern research techniques
    • Rotating banner - hands on experience
    • Rotating banner - world

    Upcoming dates: 

    Monday, October 5th. NCUR abstract submission window opens

    Wednesday, December 2nd. NCUR abstract submission window closes

    Wednesday, December 9th by NOON, inform URC office if you would like to present at Posters in the Rotunda, which will be in Madison on April 13, 2016. 

    Monday, January 4th. UW System Symposium registration opens. (link forthcoming)

    Friday, February 26th. UW System Symposium registration 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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