Free trip to Point for UW Symposium

Curricular and independent creative and scholarly work sought.


Undergraduate students and faculty who want to share the work they do are in luck. The UW-Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is coming up, and all students enrolled in the UW-System are encouraged to participate.

David Higgs of the UW-Parkside Biology Department, announced via email this year’s UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will occur at UW-Stevens Point on April 22.

“I encourage all faculty/academic staff who are mentoring students doing independent scholarly work in all departments/majors and across all forms of scholarly activity … to share information about this event and encourage your students to present at the UW-Symposium (poster, short talk, gallery exhibit, short performance, etc…),” Higgs said.

Scholarly activity could include standard academic research or creative activities that include art and performance, according to Higgs. Work in the social sciences and community-based learning projects are also welcome. Eligible collaborative work must be from the Spring 2016 or Fall 2015 semesters.

The Provosts Office will foot the bill for UW-Parkside students and faculty mentors whose work is selected for presentation, he said.

Higgs estimated that attendees could plan on a 3-hour drive to Stevens Point for an overnight stay on Thursday, April 21, attend the entire conference and return by early evening the following night.

The registration closes on February 29. Students can register on the Symposium website,

Higgs noted that “it is perfectly acceptable (and encouraged) to give the same presentation (poster, talk, performance, etc…) at both” the UW-Parkside Student Showcase and the UW-Symposium at UW-Stevens Point.

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