Prof. Julie Lukesh has been exploring the Development of Chemical Sensors for Measuring Antioxidant levels in Food, with Professor Yolanda Jones of Alcorn State University and funded by the USDA. The need for developing a method to test for flavonoid content of sweet potatoes is important since sweet potatoes with high antioxidant content are considered value added crops. To analyze for flavonoid content, a chemical sensor is needed. A chemically sensitive coating will be prepared via molecular imprinting technologies. The syntheses of the coatings (i.e.; polymers) will be carried out using a combinatorial approach at the UW-Green Bay with the help of undergraduate students. Not will this research benefit farmers growing sweet potatoes, but also for the fulfilling the mission statement of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay – connecting learning to life. Students involved in this project will learn basic chemistry research skills and will be more prepared to enter the work force or graduate school.
A Celebration of Undergraduate Student Research
Wednesday March 7, 2012, Capitol Rotunda, Madison Wisconsin
‘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 deadline: 9:00 a.m. February 7, 2012. Submit your completed application, via e-mail, to Lidia Nonn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected applicants will be contacted by the PITR Coordinator. In addition, selected applicants will need to submit a completed poster by February 28, 2012. Please Click Here for Posters in the Rotunda Application Form.
A faculty mentor is required: Each presentation should be sponsored or co-sponsored by a UWGB faculty mentor(s); non-sponsored abstracts will not be accepted.
Poster specifics: If chosen to present, the PITR Coordinator will be in contact with you. Presenters 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. Presenters will receive assistance with poster printing costs and 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 is 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.
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:
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.