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​UW-Eau Claire student Hunter Koltunski receives WiSys grant to research architectural coatings​

EAU CLAIRE—WiSys awarded UW-Eau Claire student Hunter Koltunski a $4,500 Ambassador Grant to research better architectural coatings, which are paints and other coatings used on buildings and homes.

The project, “Scale Up Synthesis and Testing of Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Dispersants,” will be carried out under the direction of faculty mentor Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Eau Claire.

Ambassador Grants are designed to help WiSys Ambassadors advance their knowledge and skills as young researchers through summer research programs. 

The grants may be used for implementation and completion of short-term projects or to advance long-term projects the ambassador undertook with the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Koltunski was selected to serve as a WiSys Ambassador, enhancing the connection between WiSys and the UW-Eau Claire research community, during the 2019-2020 school year.

To learn more about the WiSys Ambassador Program and WiSys Ambassador Grants, visit

WiSys is a nonprofit organization that works with faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the UW System to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, develop and commercialize discoveries and foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking across the state.