State legislators joined UW System and institutional leaders in welcoming 125 students and more than 50 faculty mentors to the State Capitol for the UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda event.
“UW System institutions help develop the innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers of tomorrow. It is an honor to watch the students’ intellectual and academic growth, and these projects clearly demonstrate their problem-solving skills,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “The UW System has earned a national reputation as a leader in undergraduate research, which contributes to Wisconsin’s workforce and economic development. The research done by our students has the potential to inform public policy and influence decisions made by the private sector.”
Undergraduate students and their faculty advisers from across the 26 UW System campuses filled the Capitol rotunda to share their research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. The student research displayed at the Capitol extends well beyond the campuses. Students investigated real-life issues affecting Wisconsin citizens and communities, and many topics involved multiple years of study.
The full program is available online and the UW System will post a photo gallery following the event. Below is the comprehensive list of student research exhibits by institution.