La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Undergrad students at UW La Crosse presented their research to the school on Thursday.
The symposium for the presentations highlighted the work of undergrads working with faculty. The research is supported by the Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Program, UWL faculty research grants and other external grants.
One project focused on how ground squirrels could help treat issues of excessive blood clotting. The research is designed to determine how ground squirrels avoid blood clots while in hibernation. As one student found out, lab research can be time consuming.
UWL Senior Spencer Hoostal said, "Originally, before doing research, I thought things would progress rather quickly. But as you get down into it and all the details, for each experiment you learn that there's a lot of things you can tweak for an experiment."
Spencer has already been working on this project for 7 months and plans to continue the research during this school year.
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