New research on water quality in the Red Cedar River watershed, including Lake Menomin, Tainter Lake and the Chetek chain of lakes, will be presented in a public forum in Menomonie.
Eleven university students from around the U.S. will explain their summer research with poster presentations at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Raw Deal, 603 S. Broadway St. The event is free and open to the public.
The students are part of the LAKES REU, a summer research experience for undergraduates at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The students, their home universities, research focus and UW-Stout faculty advisers are:
Madison Brantley, Auburn University, anthropology; Tina Lee
Caitlin Delaney, University of Connecticut, economics and geography; Chris Ferguson
Laura Donovan, of Platteville, Wis., UW-Stout, applied social science; Tina Lee
Alexis Econie, Illinois State University, sociology and communications; Nels Paulson
Allison Frideres, Simpson College, mathematics; Keith Wojciechowski
Mackenzie Jones, University of Akron, applied mathematics; Keith Wojciechowski
Gunther Melander, of Wilson, Wis., UW-Stout, applied social science; Innisfree McKinnon
Erin Melly, Columbia University, sustainable development and economics; Chris Ferguson
Helena Pedrotti, Reed College, economics and mathematics; Chris Ferguson
Clare Salerno, Wellesley College, sociology; Nels Paulson
Rene Torres, California State University-Northridge, geography/GIS; Innisfree McKinnon
As part of the eight-week LAKES REU, students conduct a variety of research on the issue of blue-green algae and how the compromised water quality in the watershed affects the quality of life in the region.
LAKES REU stands for Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability Research Experience for Undergraduates. This is the third year of a three-year, $282,000 National Science Foundation grant.
Learn more about LAKES at www.uwstout.edu/lakes.