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UW-Baraboo sends a record number of students to Research in the Rotunda

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Nine students among six teams represented UW-Baraboo/Sauk County in Madison at last week's Research in the Rotunda event at the state capitol. The annual event brings together more than100 students from all UW System campuses to present their various research projects and findings to legislators, state leaders, system alumni, and the general public.  

The six teams from UW-Baraboo saw the college set the participation record for UW Colleges in the history of the event. The university's undergraduate research program is coordinated by math professor Kirthi Premadasa, who says the campus' low student-to-faculty ratio allows students to easily connect with professors and participate in meaningful research.

"For a smaller campus like us, putting this together is tremendous," Premadasa said. "The professors can actually link with the students very closely and carry out the research. They start looking at the world through the eyes of a disciplined expert."

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