Undergraduate Research

Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, November 14, 2014
Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Approximately 250 people from the tri-state area convened on the Viterbo University campus on November 14th for the 12th Annual Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Undergraduate students from institutions throughout the Midwest shared their work via research poster, artistic display, or oral presentation. 

Congratulations to this year's Award Winners!


  • Samantha Amatuzio (Saint Mary's University of Minnesota) - Muscle strength of contraction and fatigue rate of Mus musclus when treated with creatine mono-hydrate.
  • Jenny Clark, Sheila Juricic, Brienne Shaker, and Renee Walton (Viterbo University) - Handicap Accessibility in Historical La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Katie Gruman, Katherine Matthews, and Alyssa Radichel (University of St. Thomas) - Prostitution: Historical Archival Analysis across the 1800s and 1900s.


  • Melissa Delaney (Viterbo University) - Determination of the Leaching Rate of Florfenicol from Top-Coated and Incorporated Fish Feeds at 27 °C.
  • Abbey Hammell (Winona State University) - A Multimethod Examination of Attention in Middle Childhood: Frontal EEG and Maternal Report.
  • Margaret Moyer (Viterbo University) - Becoming Juliet: An Exploration of Juliet in Shakespeare and French Opera.

2014 Symposium Information:

Thank you to the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, for sponsoring this year's Seven Rivers keynote speaker, Stanley A. Temple, Ph.D.  Dr. Temple's address was entitled “Can Biotechnology be a Game-Changer for Biodiversity Conservation?". 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

Questions? Contact us at sevenrivers@viterbo.edu.