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Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium

Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 marked the 11th annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year's showcase of undergraduate student research and creative work was a wonderful opportunity to see student scholarship from across the disciplines. There were 120 student research presentations (poster and oral presentations) involving roughly 185 students from 13 area colleges and universities. Thanks to all who attended for making this year's event a success.

Check back in January 2014 for details regarding next year's event.

Congratulations to 2013 Award Winners

Best Oral Presentations

  • Humanities: "Music in the Holocaust: A Means of Survival" by Sonja Larson of Viterbo University.
  • Natural Sciences: "Folding contributions of core amino acids in the beta-helical protein HpmA265" by Evan Glasgow of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
  • Social Sciences: "Chinese Elderly Studies: Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Social Resources" by Amy Wells of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Best Poster Presentations

  • Humanities: "The Pursuit of Happiness: In Defense of Aquinas" by Shane Reinbold of Viterbo University.
  • Natural Sciences: "Age Determination and Paleo-environmental Analysis of Balcombe Clay, Australia" by Shauna Stephens of St. Mary's University of Minnesota.
  • Social Sciences: "Historically Hysterical: Archival Analysis of Hysteria in the Psychological Literature from 1733–Present" by Jessica Johnson, Leah Peterson, Amanda Hammerseng, and Lisa Armendariz of the University of St. Thomas.

Materials from Past Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposiums




Abstract Books from past symposiums: 2009–2012