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!!!!