An evening with UW-Green Bay and the Packers
This special premium event is designed to help you experience UW-Green Bay by showcasing outstanding faculty, from four of our top majors, discussing some of their newest and most exciting research.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. Registration, Information Fair
6:30 p.m. Program
8:00 p.m. Reception
Lambeau Field Atrium
1265 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
Free event includes:
- Admissions and majors info tables
- UWGB mini-lectures
- Closing hors d'ourvres reception
- Packers & UW-Green Bay Prizes
Featuring mini-lectures from leading UW-Green Bay Professors
Four highly-respected UW-Green Bay professors will deliver short, exciting lectures from popular majors.
You, Reading This, Be Ready:
The Invitation of Writing
Rebecca Meacham, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Creative Writing and Humanities
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Rebecca Meacham is the author of two award-winning story collections, and her writing has been widely published. Her current project is a novel set during the 1871 Peshtigo fire. A winner of UW‑Green Bay’s Founder’s Award in Teaching, Rebecca advises the internationally-distributed arts journal, Sheepshead Review, directs the Creative Writing program, and teaches courses in writing, African American literature, and contemporary fiction. She holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. from University of Cincinnati. Rebecca is a founding member of “UntitledTown,” Green Bay’s first book festival, to be held downtown in April 2017.
Plumbing Systems of Volcanoes:
Lessons from Antarctica
Ryan Currier, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences
College of Science and Technology
Ryan Currier is a geologist focused on understanding how magmas are transported through the crust. Through an interdisciplinary approach — utilizing aspects of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology — Ryan extracts the stories imprinted on rocks. Recent research with students at UW‑Green Bay has focused on creating realistic, scaled-down versions of magmatic intrusions using unflavored gelatin as the crust and molten wax as magma. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, followed with his master’s and doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. His fieldwork has taken him from Central America, to Alaska, to Antarctica — and most recently — to Wausau, Wisconsin.
Data Visualization in the Age of Big Data
Gaurav Bansal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
Gaurav Bansal is an associate professor of MIS/Statistics and serves as the Academic Director of UW‑Green Bay’s graduate program in Data Science. He holds a Ph.D. from UW-Milwaukee, an M.B.A. from Kent State University and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MMMEC India. He worked with General Motors before embarking on his academic career. Gaurav’s recent research focuses on online trust violations and how corporations can restore violated trust in the event of a data breach. Several of his research projects with undergraduate students at UW‑Green Bay have received “best paper” awards at prestigious U.S. conferences.
Eco-K: A Nature-Based Preschool Partnership
Scott Ashmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
College of Health, Education and Social Welfare
Scott Ashmann never has a problem integrating science and the environment in thought-provoking ways in his classes and research studies. He earned bachelor’s degrees from UW‑Green Bay in Chemistry and Education. After teaching high school chemistry and physics, he went on to earn two master’s degrees (from UW-Milwaukee and Mississippi State University) and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Michigan State University. He now teaches future teachers how to use the environment as a context for teaching and learning and is the Associate Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare.
|5:30 p.m.||Doors open, Registration and information Fair|
|6:30 p.m.||Intro by emcee, Eric Craver, Marketing and University Communication, UW-Green Bay|
|6:40 p.m.||Welcome from Dr. Gary Miller, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay|
|6:45 p.m.||Welcome from Kandi Goltz, ’87, Game and Fan Development Manager, Green Bay Packers|
|6:50 p.m.||Presentation by Lane Taylor, Standout Offensive Guard, Green Bay Packers|
|7:00 p.m.||“You, Reading This, Be Ready: The Invitation of Writing” by Rebecca Meacham, Ph.D.|
|7:15 p.m.||“Eco-K: A Nature-Based Preschool Partnership” by Scott Ashman, Ph.D.|
|7:30 p.m.||“Data Visualization in the Age of Big Data” by Gaurav Bansal, Ph.D.|
|7:45 p.m.||“Plumbing Systems of Volcanoes: Lessons from Antarctica” by Ryan Currier, Ph.D.|
|8:00 p.m.||Reception with refreshments and raffle of Packers and UW-Green Bay prizes|