Sunday, April 18, 2010

Report from the Rockies: Day Three!


Once more, UWRF student scholars stepped up to the plate and hit another series of homeruns. Presentations today included topics such as the evolution of SURSCA, Ecology, Chemistry, Music, Literature, Horticulture and others. Scholars who presented on Saturday included the following:

WOMEN COMPOSERS IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES Poster Music Virginia Carlson

INNOVATIVE GROWING CONTAINERS MAY POTENTIALLY EXPAND CONSUMERS CHOICE OF TREES FOR REPLACING DISAPPEARING ASH TREES Poster Botany Anthony Celley

USING AN INDEX OF BIOTIC INTEGRITY TO MEASURE THE EFFECTS OF A TRIBUTARY (PARKER CREEK) ON THE BIOTIC INTEGRITY OF THE KINNICKINNIC RIVER Poster Biology Kristina Gorshe

THE SOCIETY FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (SURSCA) Poster Education Ashley Graef and Felicha Colbeth

EFFECTS AND FEASABILITY OF LED LIGHTS IN COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE

CHRYSANTHEMUM PRODUCTION. Poster Botany John Letourneaux

QUATERNARY GLACIAL MAPPING USING SOIL SURVEY INFORMATION Poster Geology/Earth Sciences Betsy Oehlke

THE REPRESENTATIONS OF TIME IN VIRGINIA WOOLF’S MRS. DALLOWAY, THE WAVES, AND TO THE LIGHTHOUSE. Poster Literature Andy Phelps

WESTERN INVOLVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN, 1838-1989 Oral History Adam Roberts

THE CONCEPT OF BREATHING Poster Music Jordan Warfield

TOWARD THE SYNTHESIS OF RHUSCHOLIDE A Poster Chemistry Amie Wrisky

JACK STAMP: THE MAN BEHIND THE COMPOSITIONS Poster Music Nikki Zeleny

After the meeting some students spent time enjoying the natural beauty of Montana while others hit the books to prepare for the assignments that await their return home…the work never ends! Having seen the mountains, we can all understand why they call it "Big Sky Country"!!!

With these presentations on Saturday, UWRF concluded its participation in NCUR 2010. This year was one of “firsts” for the meeting and UWRF with a record number of overall participants at 2800 from across the nation as well as the UK with UWRF being the 3rd largest contingent at the meeting with 75 presenters, faculty and administrators. Not to mention that the Wisconsin/Minnesota regional travel consortium (lead by UWRF) was the first time anyone here can remember that such schools chartered their own jets to arrive in style at an NCUR meeting! Plans are already in the works for next year to repeat this success! It was a great meeting with many organizational, institutional and student personal triumphs of which to be proud.

Great job UW-River Falls!!!!













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