Join us for our 5th Annual Student Research Symposium on November 4, 2017 !!

Come meet, learn from, and support the best and brightest of Wisconsin’s future scientists! Top undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin colleges and universities will present a wide range of research in the natural sciences at this year’s Student Research Symposium, and we’d love to have you there.

With a full day of presentations, delicious catered lunch, and 379 acres of wild Wisconsin to explore, you’ll be fully immersed in the wonders of the natural world.

Click HERE for a full list of the 2016 poster and oral presentations.

Registration is now closed.

Call for presentations is now closed for 2016, but non-presenting students are encouraged to attend the event as well!

Event Registration Price (includes catered lunch!):

$35 – General Admission
$30 – Student Non-Presenter
$25 – Presenter Admission ($35 for registrations after 10/21)

2016 Symposium Schedule 

8:00 – 8:45: Registration/Check-in

9:00 – 9:20: Welcoming Remarks by Riveredge Director of Research & Conservation

9:25 – 11:00: Oral Presentations (2 Concurrent tracks)

11:00-11:45: Guided Nature Hike through the Riveredge Sanctuary 

11:45-12:30: Catered Lunch

12:30-1:15: Keynote Presentation by Dr. Val Klump

1:15-1:30: Break

1:30-3:30: Oral Presentations

2:30-3:30: Poster Presentations 

3:30-3:45: Break

3:30-4:00: Awards Ceremony 

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.

2016 Student Presenter Awards

A total of $1,500 was awarded to students for their outstanding research.  Awards included Best Poster and Runner-up, Best Oral and Runner-up presentations in Graduate Studies, Land & Water, and Zoology.

2016 Sponsors:

Major Sponsors:


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 Jaeger-Mellerop Family Foundation

Other Sponsors include the following: 

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, UW-Nelson Institute, Sierra Club – Great Waters Group, and anonymous donors