MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 150 University of Wisconsin System undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share their original research with legislators and other state leaders.

The eighth annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event takes place on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., involving students and faculty advisers from all around the UW System. State leaders and others will have the opportunity to view poster presentations of the research projects, speak with students, and learn more about how this experience enriches their college experience.

“As Wisconsin tries to navigate its way through challenging economic times, we must remember what it is that we’re good at, and what we bring to the table that might help us find our way out of this troubling situation. Our universities and colleges are needed, now more than ever, to lead a state and national economic renewal,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly.

“Out of every 100 resident students who earn a University of Wisconsin degree, 81 will put their college degree to work here in Wisconsin,” Reilly said. “We know that academic research on UW campuses has a major impact on Wisconsin’s economy, and also that it plays a significant role in helping students stay in school, graduate at higher rates, and prepare themselves for the workforce of the 21st century.”

The following is a brief sampling of research topics that will be presented:

  •  “The Presence of Metabolic Syndrome in Young Adults of Asian Descent” – UW-Eau Claire
  • “STING Regulates IFN-B Expression During Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress” – UW-Madison
  •  “Gingko Biloba: Can You Focus Now??” – UW-Manitowoc
  •  “Factors Affecting Breast Cancer Screening in Southeastern Wisconsin” – UW-Milwaukee
  •  “Green Marketing in Professional Sports” – UW-Parkside
  •  “The Genetic Diversity of Brown Trout Populations in Southwest Wisconsin” – UW-Platteville

More information on the event, including a list of all participating students, is available at

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