Join us for our 4th Annual Student Research Symposium on November 12, 2016 !!

2016 Theme: Water Connections

Although “Water” is the highlighted category for this year’s event, projects not involving water are encouraged to submit abstracts

Riveredge Nature Center’s Student Research Symposium “Connections in Nature” is held at Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg, WI. Undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university within Wisconsin are invited to present their research to an audience of their peers and interested attendees. In previous years the following schools have attended and presented their research: UW-Stevens Point, UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, UW-Parkside, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Superior, UW-Whitewater, UW- Green Bay, and Carroll University.  This full day, catered event, consists of several concurrent sessions of 20 min oral presentations as well as a poster presentation session.  Students, professors, and the general public are encouraged to attend this event.  Pre-registration is required. Student presentation abstracts need to be approved prior to registration.

Non-presenters can register below.

Call for presentations is open now through October 1st

All students will be notified the first week in October if their entry has been accepted. Students can choose to present a 20 minute oral presentation or a poster presentation.  Space for poster presentations is limited and it is on a first come, first serve, basis.

Click on the link below to submit your presentation abstract.

Submit Abstract

The 2016 Keynote Speaker  

Val KlumoDr. Val Klump is a Professor, Associate Dean of Research, and Senior Director of the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee. His research focuses on how nutrients and carbon are cycled in lakes. This work has taken him from the deepest soundings in Lakes Superior and Michigan aboard a research submersible, to the largest and oldest lake in the world—Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia. His recent research highlights the presence and dynamics of “dead zones” in Green Bay including the impact climate change has on their extent and duration.

Klump currently serves as a board member of several regional and national organizations including: the International Joint Commission’s Science Advisory Board Research Coordination Council, the NOAA Integrated Ocean Observing System Federal Advisory Committee, the National Association of Marine Laboratories Executive Board, the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Council, and the Discovery World Board of Directors. He holds a degree in Law from Georgetown University and a PhD in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2015 Symposium Award Winners

2016 Student Presenter Awards

This year, awards will be given to undergraduate and graduate students in each session category. All posters will be in the same session but will be categorized by student academic level.  A total of $1,500 will be awarded to students for their outstanding research.

2016 Sponsors:

Major Sponsors:


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 Jaeger-Mellerep Family Foundation

Other Sponsors include the following: 

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, UW-Nelson Institute, and anonymous donors