Photo gallery Students strut their stuff at symposium
UW–Madison students presented their projects at the 2019 Undergraduate Symposium at Union South on April 12, on topics ranging from grape juice to DNA. The annual event showcases undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all areas of study at UW–Madison, including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Open to all undergraduates, the Symposium provides the opportunity for students to present their work in a professional setting. It also provides students with practical experience in public speaking and presentation skills.
Student Agalia Ardyasa (right) talks about her research project titled "Union Rides: Harnessing the Shared Value of Commute Travel." The project pilots a new ride-share service that connects underserved workers with jobs in an affordable, flexible and demand-responsive manner.
Student Jacob Rock (left) talks about his research project into learning by objects, icons and symbols. " As my research question, I ask, do people learn best when using physical tangible objects, compared to symbols?" he writes.
Student Thanh Phuong Nguyen (right) talks about her research project into the structures of DNA binding proteins.
Hibah Hafeez (right) talks about her research project into nitrogen fixation in plants, which ultimately could reduce fertilizer use.
Student Danielle Voss's project is into what causes haze formation in grape and cranberry juices.
Student Wangping Ren (left) explains his mathematics research project into entangled strings.
Yinghau Zhao (left) talks about a research project involving Fragile X Syndrome.