MADISON, Wis.—Outstanding undergraduate student researchers and their faculty advisers from across the Universities of Wisconsin will showcase their work Wednesday, March 6, at the UW’s annual Research in the Rotunda event at the state Capitol.

Lawmakers, employers, alumni, and the public are invited to attend.

This year marks the 20th annual showcase of the UW’s signature event, which takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the State Capitol Rotunda. It is free and open to the public. Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman is scheduled to give brief remarks at 12 noon, with an introduction by Board of Regents President Karen Walsh.

Watch previous participants discuss the impact of their undergraduate research in a short video.

Additional videos about some of this year’s projects, along with the 2024 program and research project titles, are published on the Research in the Rotunda website. More than 150 students are scheduled to present their research.

Research in the Rotunda is sponsored by Kwik Trip, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, BioForward, the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation. The event is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Administration and the UW-Madison Memorial Union.

The Universities of Wisconsin serve more than 162,500 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the universities are Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state Universities of Wisconsin graduates stay in the state five years after earning a degree. The universities provide a 23:1 return on state investment. The Universities of Wisconsin also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

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