MADISON, Wis.—Students across the University of Wisconsin System showcased their innovative undergraduate research today at the UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. The nearly 130 students at the event have spent much of the current school year conducting research on important local, regional, national, and global issues. At the event, students presented their work to the public, state legislators, UW alumni, and other supporters.

“The experience gained by participating in undergraduate research will be invaluable for these students as they pursue their future careers and endeavors,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “These innovative and exciting projects allow students to build critical life skills while also contributing to the advancement of society.”

Student research has the potential to inform public policy while leading to greater graduation rates and preparing students for employment.

To learn about student research projects in your area, view the full program online.

The University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students. Awarding 36,000 degrees annually, the UW System is 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. More than 80 percent of UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions 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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