Students show off undergraduate research skills during fall symposium

By UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

(Baraboo, Wis.) – It’s the time of year for University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County students to show off their research skills. On Tuesday, December 13, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County hosts the Fall Undergraduate Research/Honors Symposium where students and professors present stimulating research projects.  

This semester’s symposium includes presentations on a diverse range of research topics, including: “The highway 12 bypass and its effects on the Baraboo Candy Company”; “Bringing archaeology to fourth graders”; “Why love of a virtuous vocation is the highest type of love human agents may practice in their pursuit of “the good life”; “On infiltration and invasive species: A project to continue the restoration of the UW Baraboo campus”; “The Lipstick Effect”; and, “Does the accuracy of GPS readings vary with the velocity of the traveler and the curvature of the road?”

“These projects may ultimately be presented at the UW System’s Research in the Rotunda event (formerly Posters in the Rotunda) in Madison.  In fact, Boo-U had a record number of students presenting at the April 2016 event,” event coordinator and Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Kirthi Premadasa proudly recalls.  Every April, outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the University of Wisconsin System, together with their faculty advisers, fill the Capitol Rotunda to share their research findings on a variety of important topics with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and other supporters. 

This year’s Fall Undergraduate Research/Honors Symposium will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in room A-001 of the new science building on campus.  The public is encouraged to attend.  For more information about this event, contact Dr. Kirthi Premadasa at 608.355.5204 or  For more about Research in the Rotunda, visit  For more about UW-Baraboo/Sauk County visit 

Photos:  Photos of previous UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium events can be found here:



Kirthi Premadasa