UW-Waukesha Students Show Research at the Capitol

By UW-Waukesha

MADISON, Wis. – Four University of Wisconsin-Waukesha students participated in the 2014 Posters in the Rotunda program honoring undergraduate student research March 12 at the State Capitol.

The 11th annual event featured nearly 200 UW System students, including 23 students from seven UW Colleges campuses. The follow students and faculty advisors represented UW-Waukesha:

  • Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance in Gut Microbiota

Samantha Below, Waukesha; and Lindsay Finn, Oconomowoc

Faculty advisor: Lori Brock

Ecological Niche Plasticity in Nostoc

Nicholas Bilicki, Milwaukee

Faculty advisor: Suzanne Joneson

  • Putting the Pieces Together: After an Autism Diagnosis in Wisconsin

Lisa Brady, West Allis

Faculty advisor: Jeanne Glowacki

  • The Effects of Diet on Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Angiogenic Marker

Lindsay Finn, Oconomowoc

Faculty advisor: Lori Brock

Posters depicting the projects’ processes and results were on display on the first floor of the Capitol rotunda during the program. Posters in the Rotunda is the annual exposition of undergraduate research that gives legislators and the public a chance to meet the student-researchers and learn about the research process. The event is sponsored by the UW System.

“Posters in the Rotunda offers a wonderful opportunity for our freshmen and sophomores to gain valuable experience as researchers and presenters,” said Harry Muir, Dean/CEO of UW-Waukesha.

“We could not be more proud of these talented, hard-working students and the faculty members who support them, and we are very pleased that legislators and members of the public are able to see first-hand the learning taking place at UW-Waukesha.”

Added Aaron Brower, interim chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension:  “Doing research – applying their studies to engage with their communities and improve the world – is the cornerstone of a great UW Colleges education. I applaud our students for demonstrating how knowledge powers Wisconsin.” 


UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.

In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.

For information about programs, admission or financial aid, contact the Student Services office at 262-521-5040 or visit the Web at waukesha.uwc.edu. You can follow the campus on Facebook or Twitter.


Andy Turner