Research Day on May 2 to feature nearly 150 projects by almost 300 students

Journal of Student Research, featuring 10 students, also to be launched; CVTC students presenting
DJ Walker, a senior from Menomonie in applied social science, presents research at the 2022 Research Day at UW-Stout. This year’s event is scheduled Tuesday, May 2.
​Jerry Poling | April 28, 2023

Nearly 300 University of Wisconsin-Stout students will share their research, scholarly and artistic works at Research Day from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the Memorial Student Center Great Hall and ballrooms.

The annual event features nearly 150 posters, exhibits and oral presentations representing graduate and undergraduate programs from across the university. Also, this year students from Chippewa Valley Technical College were invited to present; 22 students will be part of eight presentations.

The schedule is:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., WiSys Quick Pitch competition among 14 students at the MSC Great Hall
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m., posters and exhibits Session A, Great Hall and ballrooms
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m., oral presentations by nine students, Great Hall
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m., posters and exhibits, Session B, Great Hall and ballrooms
  • 6 to 6:30 p.m., awards ceremony announcing the faculty and student researchers of the year, Great Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Nikki Latterell, a 2022 senior from Hugo, Minn., majoring in psychology, presented research at the 2022 Research Day.
Nikki Latterell, a 2022 senior from Hugo, Minn., majoring in psychology, presented research at the 2022 Research Day. / UW-Stout

Several faculty and staff also will present research.

In addition, students will be presenting virtually from Monday, May 1, to Friday, May 5. Anyone can access the presentations by going to  
Community members should select UW Continuing Education Student, then Need a Canvas Account, then register for the Research Day 2023 course. UW-Stout faculty, staff and students can log in through the UW Employee/Faculty/Student option.

Research Day is coordinated by UW-Stout’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

“The benefits to students who participate in research are many, including enhanced student learning, increased retention, increased enrollment in graduate education and effective career preparation,” said Anne Hoeltke, ORSP director. “The dissemination of student and faculty research at Stout’s Research Day supports our pedagogical approach and allows students and faculty to communicate their research, transfer their knowledge and raise awareness about their learning, all while inviting audience engagement, participation and feedback.”

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.

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Journal of Student Research

ORSP also oversees publication of the annual Journal of Student Research. The 2022-23 edition of the peer-reviewed publication will be launched during Research Day. Students published this year are:


Fine art

  • Lauren Dillinger, of Auburndale, senior in studio art
  • Carley Holzem, of Mosinee, senior in studio art
  • Brodie Spolar, of Milwaukee, senior in studio art
  • Zachary Zajda, of Montello, senior in studio art

The journal is designed by students in graphic communications management.

The journal will be available online, and individual articles will be available separately through Minds@UW, making the research available to the public and so that students can share their work with potential employers and graduate schools.

In addition to Research Day, various UW-Stout students have presented research this spring at the state capitol for Research in the Rotunda, in Eau Claire at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and on campus during the UW System Board of Regents’ Student Polytechnic Showcase.

For Research Day, student work and catering is supported by the Stout University Foundation.


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