“Having access to needed mental health services is correlated with a healthy workforce, which can help build our local, regional and national economy,” said King, who has a video discussing her research.
Each UW System university is allowed six students at Research in the Rotunda, but UW-Stout has nine because Breeden, Kostuch and Serafina are presenting as part of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. UW-Stout received FCW grants in 2022 totaling nearly $400,000.
Students were nominated for the event by faculty and staff. Nominations, including a research abstract, were scored by a student research committee.
Faculty-led research is one aspect of the experiential learning required in all UW-Stout undergraduate and graduate programs and part of the university’s polytechnic advantage.
Faculty, staff also attending
Attending the event with the students will be UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank, Provost Glendalí Rodríguez, several staff and many of the faculty advisers.
“Research in the Rotunda is such an important yearly event, as it gives our UW-Stout students a high-profile platform to convey their research with ideas that could ultimately benefit both the people of Wisconsin and the world,” said Anne Hoeltke, director of UW-Stout’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, who will be attending.
“The ability to share research with legislators provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of research and the economic impact on the state,” she said.
Research at UW-Stout by students, faculty and staff is coordinated through ORSP, which provides grants funded by Stout University Foundation.
ORSP also oversees publication of the annual Journal of Student Research.
Copies of the journal will be available on Tuesday, May 2, at UW-Stout’s annual Research Day, where more than 100 student projects will be presented. Additional work by School of Art and Design students will be presented at the Senior Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 5.
From Thursday to Friday, April 13-15, UW-Stout will have 55 students, four faculty and two staff members presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, being held this year at UW-Eau Claire.