A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh physics and astronomy faculty member received the first-ever Faculty Mentor Award Thursday at the Provost’s Reception concluding the daylong Celebration of Scholarship, where more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students gave presentations, displayed their artwork and showed their research and project posters.
Nadejda Kaltcheva will use the $1,000 award, funded by the UW System Undergraduate Research and Discovery grant and chosen by the Oshkosh Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Board, to purchase a telescope for campus. M. Elsbeth McPhee, a biology and environmental studies faculty member, was named honorable mention.
The following awards also were presented at the Provost’s Reception:
- Outstanding Graduate Research Award, $200, Sharayah Preman, psychology, with faculty mentor David Lishner, “The Influence of Player Character Role, Game Choice and Fantasy Tendency on Aggression Following Violent Video Game Play;”
- Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards, $100 each, Thomas Charles Gehrman Junior, physics and astronomy, with Barton Pritzl, “RR Lyrae Stars in the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy Globular Cluster Arp 2;” Piper Poe, geology, with Eric Hiatt, “Textural Alteration of Late Permian Brachiopods: Implications for Understanding Replacement Reactions in Biomineralized Skeletal Material;” Tristan Greening, biology, with Dana Merriman, “Mating Behaviors of Captive Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels; and Irineo Medina, art, with Gail Panske and Jeff Lipschutz, “Broken Spanish;”
- Clow Social Science Undergraduate Awards, $125 each, Andrew Mannenbach, history, with Michelle Kuhl, “A War for Manhood: An Interregional Comparison of 19th-Century Masculinity and Football;” and Michaela Otto, criminal justice, with Victoria Beck, “Women in Law Enforcement: An Examination of Female Interest in Policing.”
Three guest speakers also were highlighted at the Provost’s Reception: Medina and UWO alumni Erica Vander Mause ’15, and Matt Behnke ’10). They shared the impact their involvement in undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities at UW Oshkosh has had on their lives.