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Students exhibit research during SERP poster session

July 30, 2013

Students from UW-Madison’s Summer Education Research Program (SERP) presented their research during a poster session in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons on Tuesday afternoon.

Mao Sea Lee presents her research poster Tuesday at Education BuildingSERP, which is sponsored by the School of Education and the university’s Graduate School, is an eight–week program that provides underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in academic fields within the School of Education an opportunity to engage in independent research guided by a faculty mentor.

The program lasts eight weeks, with the SERP scholars attending weekly seminars, meeting with UW-Madison faculty mentors, and preparing to present their research at the end of the program.

This year’s student presenters and topics included:

• Max Roy, Ripon College --  "Childhood Obesity and Socioeconomic Status: A Global Perspective." Roy was mentored by Professor Bill Schrage, Kinesiology.

• Janelle Perez, Beloit College -- "An Investigation on the Models of Bilingual Education: What Programs are English Language Learners Benefiting from?" Perez was mentored by professors Gloria Ladson-Billings and Marianna Pacheco, Curriculum & Instruction.

Amber Brown from the University of Mississippi presents her research project Tuesday at the Education Building.• Amber Brown, University of Mississippi -- "Who Are Those Kids?: What are the Lines between an Adequate Education and an Equal Education?" Brown was mentored by Professor Kimber Wilkerson, Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education.

• Precious Holmes, UW-Whitewater -- "The Courage to Lead: A Comparison Between Instructional Leadership In High and Low Performing Minority Public Elementary Schools." Holmes was mentored by Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings, Curriculum & Instruction.

• Dianna Pinduisaca, Beloit College -- "Guatemalan Children's Developmental Understanding of Disability in Inclusion School." Pinduisaca was mentored by Professor Steve Quintana, Counseling Psychology.

• Mary Duenas, University of California-Irvine -- "Describiendo los Existos de Estudiantes Universitarios: A Scale Identifying their Daily, Weekly and Monthly Educational Successes." Duenas was mentored by Professor Alberta Gloria, Counseling Psychology.

• Mao Lee, UW-River Falls -- "Thinking Beyond English-Only: Exploring Collaborative Translations Among Bilingual Children and Youth." Lee was mentored by Professor Marainna Pacheco, Curriculum & Instruction.

For more details about SERP, visit the program’s website.

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