Student Platform Awards


Organization and Content:
  1. Abstract provides an accurate synopsis of justification, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  2. Introduction provides sufficient justification, background, and rationale for the research.
  3. Objectives of the research, methods and techniques used were explained well; transitions between sections were delivered smoothly.
  4. Scientific merit, originality, and independence of the research.
  5. Conclusions summarized the presentation and directed attention to the main points.
  1. Quality and clarity of the visual aids.
  2. Clarity of the presentation of ideas and concepts.
  3. Audibility, tone, and enthusiasm of voice.
  4. Platform presence and eye contact.
  5. Time management and the ability of the presenter to answer questions from the audience.


2018 Graduate

Madeline Matthews

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Geochemical Study of Aquifer Conditions on Radium in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer

2018 Graduate

John Reimer

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Flood Risk and Warnings for the Yahara River Chain of Lakes (RCL)

2018 Undergraduate

Nicholas Potter

University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Pike River Geomorphic and Water Quality Study

2017 Graduate

Melanie Stock

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Depmentof Soil Science
Reducing winter P losses from dairy agroecosystems through tillage and manure application timing

2015 Graduate

Adam Bechle

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Real-Time Water Imaging System (RTWIS): A Ground-based Water Quality Monitoring Tool

2015 Undergraduate

Bree Bender

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Denitrification removal potential and limitations in small sized reservoirs

2014 Undergraduate

Kyra Fitzgerald, Dana Gibson

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Civil and Environmental Engineering
Passive Stormwater Agricultural Runoff Sampling

2014 PosterGraduate

Stephen M. Sellwood

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evaluating Aquifer Flow Conditions Using Heat as an In-Well Tracer


Samuel C. Zipper

University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Comparison of Stormwater Detention Capabilities of Four Neighboring Wetland Swales


Jeffrey F. Miller

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shallow Groundwater Impacts on Corn Biophysics and Yield during a Drought, Yahara River Watershed, Wisconsin


Nathan C. Magnusson

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukeet
Assessing the Effect of Pleistocene Glaciation on the Water Supply of Eastern


Eric G. Booth

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Controls on the Soil Moisture Regime of a Restored Floodplain, East Branch Pecatonica River: A Field and Modeling Investigation


Richard S. Deitchman

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Characterization of Groundwater Flux Using Ground-based Thermal Remote Sensing at the Seepage Face


Damion S. Drover

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Department of Biology and Microbiology
Nitrate retention in a Central Sand Plains stream: incorporation of focused discharge in a mass balance model


Rachel M. Wilberding

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Geosciences
Anthropogenic Effects of Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent on Shallow Groundwater and Streams of Southeastern Wisconsin


Lori E. Schmidt

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Delineation of High Salinity Conditions in the Cambro-Ordovician Aquifer of Eastern Wisconsin


Ingrid L. Ekstrom

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Response of Redox Conditions to Air Sparging in a Geochemically Heterogeneous Groundwater System


Paul F. Juckem

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics
Conceptual Groundwater Model of the Coon Creek Watershed, Wisconsin


Jeff Stelzer

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources
Effect of Lake Drawdown on Shallow Groundwater Flow and Chemistry in Tri-Lakes, Adams County, Wisconsin