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The Paul and Thea Sager Scholarship for Excellence in Scientific Scholarship

In Memory of Edward W. Weidner

The Sager Scholarship recognizes a UW-Green Bay undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in scientific scholarship resulting from a classroom or extracurricular academic activity presented as a poster at the 18th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity at UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019. The recipient will receive a $1100 scholarship announced by May 1, 2019. .

This competitive scholarship was created by emeriti faculty Dr. Paul Sager and Dr. Dorothea Sager in memory of Chancellor Emeritus Edward Weidner and his commitment to UW-Green Bay and the Cofrin Arboretum.

Deadlines:

  1. March 1, 2019: Submit abstract to 18th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity.

  2. March 1, 2019: Submit scholarship email letter of application with the poster title and abstract to the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at biodiversity@uwgb.edu. Include the words “Sager Award” in the email subject field.

  3. April 26, 2019: Attend the assigned poster session and judging at the symposium.

Requirements

Eligible students must 1) be enrolled as an undergraduate at UW-Green Bay (including branch campuses) seeking a degree in the natural sciences, engineering, or technology; 2) have a minimum 2.75 grade point average; and 3) present a poster at the April 26th symposium. Abstracts for the presentation must be submitted by March 1, 2019.

A broad range of activities can be the basis for an award-winning poster presentation. Examples of acceptable submissions for the Sager Award include:

  • a scholarly presentation based on a group or individual research project or internship;
  • an in-depth extension of field or lab research from a classroom assignment;
  • a scientific report on a topic explored during an academic travel course, class exercise, or field trip;
  • a review of current scientific literature about a subject of interest; or
  • an original analysis of a current scientific or environmental problem.

Guidance by one or more faculty members is expected, but applicants must show evidence of originality, initiative, and primary authorship of the poster presentation.

Selection of the 2019 Sager Scholar will be made by a committee consisting of faculty members from the UW-Green Bay College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (including all 4 campuses) and the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. The major selection criteria will be the quality and originality of the presentation, scientific validity of the content, and appropriate acknowledgment of collaborators and information sources. Although only one student will be awarded the scholarship, student co-authors of the winning presentation and up to 5 other submissions will receive public recognition as official “Honorable Mention” awardees.

To Apply

Deadline for applications is is midnight on Friday, March 1, 2019, the same due date for submission of abstracts for the symposium.  Students applying for the Sager Award must submit an email letter of application with the poster title and abstract to the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at biodiversity@uwgb.edu. Include the words “Sager Award” in the email subject field.

Past Recipients

2018:

2017:

2016: Reed Heintzkill “Characterization of poly(3-hexylthiophene)(P3HT) through UV-Vis absorbance and experimental HOMO/LUMO energy level determination” Read more.

2015: Christa Kananen “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County” Read more.

2014: Holly Plamann “Can Added Sugar Intake Increase the Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?” Read more.

2013: Jesse Cahill "A Review of Phage Therapy" Read more.

2011: Brian Zaron “Misumena vatia effects on pollinator visitation rates, with particular emphasis on Apis mellifera and syrphid flies.” Read more.

2010: Kari Hagenow “Northern Saw-whet Owl Fall Migration through Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve in Two Rivers, Wis. from 2000-2008.” Read more.

2009: Brittany Brodziski, “An analysis of the presence of diethyl and dibutyl phthalate in scented oil air fresheners." Read more.

2009: Adam Snippen, “Characteristics and microbial respiration analysis of a southern boreal forest in Door County, Wisconsin.” Read more.