MADISON, Wis. – Outstanding undergraduate student researchers and their faculty advisers from across the University of Wisconsin System will showcase their work next week as Research in the Rotunda returns to the state Capitol.

This year marks the 18th annual event, which takes place Wednesday, March 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the Capitol Rotunda. It is free and open to the public.

UW System President Tommy Thompson is scheduled to give brief remarks at 12 noon.

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

Videos about some of this year’s projects, along with the 2022 program and research project titles, are now published on the Research in the Rotunda website.

Research in the Rotunda is sponsored by Kwik Trip, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, 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 University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 165,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 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. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree – with a median salary of more than $66,000. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities 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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