Student Poster Awards


  1. Title accurately describes the research; title legible from 10 feet.
  2. Abstract provides an accurate synopsis of justification, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  3. Introduction provides sufficient justification, background, and rationale for the research.
  4. Objectives are clearly stated and scientifically valid.
  5. Materials and methods are described sufficiently to relate results to conclusions.
  6. Results: tables and figures are clear and appropriate; data are adequate; statistical analyses and summaries are appropriate; illustrations are understandable and informative.
  7. Conclusions clearly summarize the research and direct attention to the main points.
  8. Style: text and illustrations are legible from 4 ft well-spaced; continuity is clear and logical; text is sufficient to explain illustrations and to state objectives and conclusions, but not excessive.
  9. Scientific merit and originality: research describes a new technique, instrument, or idea; provides a contribution to scientific knowledge.
  10. Overall: poster commands attention, communicates effectively; author answers questions in a professional and knowledgeable manner.


2018 Undergraduate Poster

Carly Mueller

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Source to Sink Tracing of Phosphorus Contamination Pathways in Surface Water and Groundwater of Western Wisconsin

2017 Undergraduate Poster

Allison LoBue

University of Wisconsin-Madison,Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Soil Moisture and Plant Root Distribution Influence on Root Water Uptake in Prairie, Forest, and Corn

2015 Graduate Poster

Yan Zhu

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Field-Scale Phosphorus Loading Assessment: Development and Application of TIN-Based SWAT Model

2015 Undergraduate Poster

Christa Kananen

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences
Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface in the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County, Wisconsin

2014 Poster

Kyle Ankenbauer

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Soil Hydraulic Properties Are Strongly Related to Soil Organic Content and Can Affect Soil Moisture Availability for Plants

2013 Poster

Harsh Vardhan Singh

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Sediment Routing through Ephemeral Grassed Waterways in a Nested Watershed

2012 Poster

Adam J. Bechle

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Development and Application of an Automated River-Estuary Discharge Imaging System

2011 Poster

Stephanie G. Prellwitz

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biological Systems Engineering
Soil Stability within Wetland Treatment Swales for Urban Runoff

2011 Undergraduate Excellence

Caren J. Ackleyr

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Geosciences Depatment
Removal of Arsenic and Chromium from Water Using Fe-Exchanged Zeolite


Samantha N. Miller

Carthage College
Initiating a Long-term Monitoring Program of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species in Kenosha County, Wisconsin


Caren J. Ackley

University of Wisconsin Parkside, Geosciences Depatment
Interactions between Tetracycline and Kaolinite in Aqueous Solution


Rebecca B. Carvin

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Rethinking Nonpoint Source Pollution Management In an Agricultural Watershed: An Application of Wisconsin Buffer Initiative Concepts In Southwest WI


Stephan R. Kurdas

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Department of Geoscience
Using Environmental Variables to Predict Surface Water Quality


Eric G. Booth

University of Wisconsin,Madison
Monitoring changes in subsurface hydrology, stream temperature, flood hydraulics, and vegetation following floodplain restoration on the East Branch Pecatonica River, WI


Brian R. Swenson

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Center for Watershed Science and Education
Aquatic Plant Management of the St. Croix/Gordon Flowage in Douglas County, Wisconsin


Jeffrey D. Wilcox

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Groundwater Chemistry Beneath Agricultural Land: Implications for Assessing Environmental Impacts of a New Unsewered Subdivision


Soo Hong Min

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mechanisms of Cadmium Removal by Base Treated Juniper Fiber


Dawn M. Chapel

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology and Geophysics
Hydrogeology of LaCrosse County, Wisconsin