Keynote 2004

Michael E. Nelson, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Allied Health
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601

Past President, Council on Undergraduate Research

BOG (Treasurer), National Conferences on Undergraduate Research

SOURCE Presentation
Paradise Found: Tales from the Field

Abstract
An active Undergraduate Research Program can serve as a model for:

  • Enhancement of student learning
  • Enhancement of a campus research culture
  • Enhancement of interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Recruitment of quality students to the institution and the programs
  • Personal development of both students and faculty

An undergraduate research project, completed in 1965, helped shape Dr. Nelson's career and life.