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Dr. Robert Howe will present at the next NAS Seminar

On Friday, October 14, Dr. Robert Howe will present “Termites, Fire, and Cane Toads: Ecology in Australia’s  Northern Territory.”  The seminar begins with a social at 3:00 p.m. in ES 317 and continues with the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328.

Reminder: Dr. John Luczaj will present at the next NAS Seminar

On Friday, September 30, Dr. John Luczaj will present “The Geology of Brown County: Challenges of Bedrock Mapping in a Glaciated Landscape”.  The seminar begins with a social at 3:00 p.m. in ES 317 and continues with the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328.

 

Natural and Applied Science Seminar – Fall 2011 Series

The Fall 2011 Natural and Applied Science Seminar Series, co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Grants and Research, is open to the campus community.  To view the Fall 2011 NAS Seminar Series Schedule, please click here: NAS Fall 2011 Seminar Schedule

 

Posters in the Rotunda 2011 in Pictures

Posters in the Rotunda:  A celebration of undergraduate research
 
Canopy Pollinators in Northern Hardwood Forests on North Eastern Wisconsin

Aaron Groves

Canopy Pollinators in Northern Hardwood Forests of North Eastern Wisconsin

Abstract: Pollinators visiting Tilia americana were surveyed at two sites in northern Wisconsin.  Samples were taken at both ground level and in the canopy in June and July.  Flies were the most common insects at both sites and in the canopy and at ground level.  Two distinct insect assemblages were identified at both sites.


Political Participation of Registered Nurses and Factors Influencing Participation

Chrystal Michelle Malakar and Christine Vadenhouten

Political Participation of Registered Nurses and Factors Influencing Participation

Abstract:  Nursing student (Crystal Malakar) wrote a research proposal to measure factors influencing political participation of RN’s.  The Civic Voluntarism Model by Verba and colleagues (1995) guided survey development. Data was collected from 468 RNs using an online survey (Cronbach’s α= .95).  Results indicate psychological engagement was most predictive (p = .000) of political participation followed by resources (time/money) (p= .000).  Implications for nursing education and nursing organizations are described.


Dressed to Teach? Appearance, Clothing and Ratings of Instructors

Stephanie Freis and Amy Weise

Dressed to Teach? Appearance, Clothing and Ratings of Instructors

Abstract:  The purpose of this research project was threefold: 1) Do potentially sexist brands nonconsciously activate stereotype threat and influence performance? 2) Does seeing women wearing potentially sexist brands result in defensive distancing? and 3) Does wearing sexist brands lead to negative perceptions of the wearer?  Significant results supported our second and third hypotheses. It is concluded that sexist brands result in an objectification of the wearer and a negative influence on bystanders’ ratings. Also, what impressions are faculty members leaving on their students in regard to their personal dress? Even though dress attire is not one of the teacher evaluation questions that students are asked to assess their professors on, it could have an impact on how students evaluate his or her teaching style.


Do Relationships Matter in the Effects of a First Year Seminar Class?

Erin Ehlers, Rebecca McCabe, Alyssa Zingler and Jessica Hopp

Do Relationships Matter in the Effects of a First Year Seminar Class?

Abstract:  Our project evaluated the influence of students’ relationships with instructors and peer mentors on the effectiveness of first year seminar classes at UWGB. Results indicated that stronger relationships in the classroom were related to higher student engagement and more positive perceptions of the seminar experience.


Trusting a Corporate Website versus Corporate Facebook Brand Profile: The Role of Privacy Concern Factors

Senator Dave Hansen and Lijun Chen

Trusting a Corporate Website versus Corporate Facebook Brand Profile: The Role of Privacy Concern Factors

Abstract: The research examines the impact of privacy concern factors on the users’ trust in company’s websites vs. Facebook brand profiles. The experiment involved 270 students who examined a website and then answered the questions. The data were analyzed using ANOVA. The results show that there are several important differences in the way users trust these websites.


Fish Assemblages of the Wequiock Creek Estuary, Point au Sable Wisconsin

Senator Frank Lasee and David Lawrence.

Fish Assemblages of the Wequiock Creek Estuary, Point au Sable Wisconsin

Abstract: The Wequiock Creek Estuary is one of the only sizable estuaries on the east shore of the bay of Green Bay.  Surprisingly there have been no prior fish studies done of the area, necessitating a baseline study of the fish assemblages.


Effects of Childhood Stress on the Academic Performance of College Students

Senator Dave Hansen, Kristin Nick, Stephanie Lynch and Kayla Worchel.

Effects of Childhood Stress on the Academic Performance of College Students

Abstract: Previous research has found stressors to negatively influence academic performance of elementary school students. This investigation shows how financial hardship, poor health, and relationship problems experienced during childhood and adolescence may impact verbal memory performance, reading comprehension and vocabulary scores, as well as grade point average of college students.

Posters in the Rotunda 2011

A Celebration of Student Undergraduate Research

Wednesday April 6th, 2011, Capitol Rotunda, Madison Wisconsin

 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 Capitol Rotunda, highlighting the importance of undergraduate research and education support at the state and national levels.

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

 

Application Information

Application deadline: 9:00 a.m. March 2, 2011.  Submit your completed application, via e-mail, to Lidia Nonn at nonnl@uwgb.edu. Selected applicants will be contacted by the PITR Coordinator. In addition, selected applicants will need to submit a completed poster by March 28, 2011.

Please Click Here for Posters in the Rotunda Application Form.   

 

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 PITR Coordinator will be in contact with you. Presenters will receive assistance with poster printing costs. 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 poster presentation requires an abstract. An abstract is a summary of the project and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly work in its 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).

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 can be composed and edited using standard word processing software. The final abstract, along with other information, will need to be submitted electronically via the application 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.

09/10 Grant & Contract Submissions

Submissions for FY10 8-11-10 (2)

Posters in the Rotunda 2010

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.

Click for Posters in the Rotunda Application

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!

ENTRY FORMAT

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).

SAMPLE ENTRY

1

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.

Foundation Center Releases Online Mapping Tool

The Foundation Center has released Philanthropy In/Sight, a new interactive mapping tool that examines the impact of philanthropy in the U.S. and worldwide. The tool provides two unique mapping platforms powered by the Foundation Center’s grantmaker and awardee databases.

Users can choose from over 1,100 subject areas and dozens of thematic indicators to assess past funding and current needs in areas such as education, housing, and healthcare at the global, national, state, and local levels.

Webinar: NSF’s New Requirement on Ethical Conduct

November 19, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MAC Hall 137

As of January 2010, the National Science Foundation will require all institutions submitting and receiving NSF funds, at the time of proposal submission, to certify that they have programs in place to promote “responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.”

The Institute for Research is inviting you to attend a short webinar entitled “Interpretation and Implementation of NSF’s Requirement to Facilitate the Ethical Conduct of Research” on November 19, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in MAC Hall 137.

The webinar is the initial effort to assist UWGB in its plan to get a good understanding of what type(s) of “training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research” we need to have in place in order to satisfy this new NSF requirement.

Coordinated by SRA International, the webinar will provide an overview of NSF’s new requirement for institutions receiving NSF funds to provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Three speakers with experience in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education will be featured.

If you have recently received NSF funding, submitted a proposal to NSF, or are considering applying for NSF funding in the future, or if you have included Ethics and Conduct of Research in your course curriculum, please consider attending this short but informative session. Please contact Lidia Nonn in the Institute for Research at 465-2565 or nonnl@uwgb.edu. if you have questions about this opportunity.

Interpretation and Implementation of NSF’s Requirement to Facilitate the Ethical Conduct of Research

Instructors:

Peggy L. Fischer
Associate Inspector General for Investigations
Office of Inspector General
National Science Foundation

Dena Plemmons
Coordinator of Research Ethics Initiatives, San Diego State University
Research Ethics Program, University of California, San Diego

Camille Nebeker
Director, Division of Research Affairs
San Diego State University

Overview:

This webinar will provide an overview of NSF’s new requirement for institutions receiving NSF funds to provide training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. The three speakers have experience in RCR education from differing perspectives. Peggy Fischer is Associate Inspector General for Investigations at NSF and will provide an insider’s view of the NSF regulation and NSF’s expectations for institutions. Dena Plemmons is adjunct faculty at both SDSU and UCSD, teaches research ethics, and will present resources and approaches to consider as institutions develop their plans. Camille Nebeker is the Director of SDSU’s Division of Research Affairs, is the Organizational Representative responsible for implementing this NSF policy at the institutional level, and will talk about what is being done at SDSU to be responsive.

Regional Workforce Information Available

Demographic information, including educational attainment and economic capacity, is now available on a region-specific basis in a new Lumina Foundation and Census Bureau report. As reported by   Inside Higher Ed on August 6, 2009, the Educational Needs Index is a useful tool for proposal writers involved with educational planning and development.