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Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, November 14, 2014

Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium!  Undergraduate students from institutions throughout the Midwest are invited to share their work via research poster, artistic display, or oral presentation.  Scholarly work from all academic disciplines are welcome. There is no cost to attend the symposium, though presenters and attendees are required to register. All attendees and student presenters must register via the online registration form below.  Please note: presenters will be asked to submit an abstract 300 words in length or shorter as part of their registration. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kirsten Gabriel at We look forward to seeing you on November 14th! 

REGISTRATION LINK (for presenters and attendees):
Deadline to register: Friday, October 31st, 2014.

Click here for the 2014 Event Schedule.  More event information will become available on this site after the registration deadline.

Thanks to the generosity of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, this year's Seven Rivers keynote speaker will be Stanley A. Temple, Ph.D.  Dr. Temple's address is entitled “Can Biotechnology be a Game-Changer for Biodiversity Conservation?".  For over 3.5 billion years extinction has been forever, but rapid advances in biotechnology may soon make de-extinction feasible. This epic event would have many technical, ethical, legal and ecological implications for biodiversity conservation. Given many uncertainties and possible unintended consequences, how should we proceed?

Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold. He has spent his career working to save endangered species and the habitats on which they depend. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has received major awards from the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Explorer's Club, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been President of the Society for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.

Materials from Past Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposiums




Abstract Books from past symposiums: 2009–2012