A Celebration of Student Undergraduate Research

May 5th, 2010 Madison Capitol Rotunda

General Information

‘Posters in the Rotunda’ – intended to highlight the extent, quality, and value of undergraduate involvement in faculty-guided research projects. Students and faculty from all UW schools will have the opportunity to display their work for Wisconsin legislators in the Capital Rotunda, highlighting the importance of undergraduate research and education support at the state and national levels.

For further information on PITR and to view past events visit www.wisconsin.edu/posters/index.htm

Application Information

Application deadline: 9:00 a.m. April 12, 2010. Submit your completed application, via e-mail, to Lidia Nonn at nonnl@uwgb.edu. Selected applicants will be required to submit a completed poster by April 19, 2010. Further application and presentation information can be found below.

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Please follow the Entry Format below when applying for Posters in the Rotunda.

E-mail your application to nonnl@uwgb.edu by 9:00 a.m. April 12, 2010. Thank you!


X Project Title

Student 1 Name [Hometown] and Student 2 Name [Hometown]…

Faculty Advisor 1 Name, Faculty/Staff Mentor; Department

Insert abstract (50 words or less).



Historical Movement of the Mohican Nation

Barbara Featherly [Shell Lake]

James Oberly, Faculty/Staff Mentor; History and American Indian Studies Program

Student Historical Cartographer Barbara Featherly has drawn nine maps to accompany the text of a forthcoming book by UW-Eau Claire faculty member James W. Oberly, A Nation of Statesmen: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1974,” to be published in late 2004 by the University of Oklahoma Press. The maps show the migration history of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, who have occupied a two-township reservation in Shawano County, Wisconsin since 1856.

Presentation Information

Poster Specifics: For your poster display, you will need to construct a self-supporting poster to be placed on an easel for viewing. Students will receive one-on-one assistance in creating their poster or adapting it for the session in Madison. If chosen to present, the Coordinator will be in contact with you. Easels will be provided.

Eligible work: An eligible presentation will report, perform or represent the outcome of substantial work by a student or group of students. While the project may have its origin in an assignment for a class, the presentation should show it has been developed above and beyond a class requirement. It is a paper, artifact or performance that can truly be called a creative achievement.

Abstract requirement: Each presentation requires an abstract. An abstract is a summary of the project, and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly work in the discipline (e.g., an abstract of an artistic performance may be similar to the program notes that typically accompany such a performance; science abstracts typically include background information, methods, results, and a brief discussion). All abstracts will appear in the Governor’s Program.

Abstract preparation: Student authors should adhere to professional submission standards when preparing abstracts and should work with their faculty mentors to ensure that their abstract is correct, complete, and that all guidelines are followed. The body of the abstract should not exceed 50 words, and it can be composed and edited using standard word processing software. The final abstract, along with other information, will need to be submitted via the online submission form.

Faculty mentor required: Each presentation should be sponsored or co-sponsored by a UWGB faculty mentor(s); non-sponsored abstracts will not be accepted.

Interdisciplinary presentations: Interdisciplinary presentations are especially encouraged!

Travel to Madison: Travel to Madison will be provided.