Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

Viterbo University, La Crosse


Each year, hundreds of people from the tri-state area convene on the Viterbo University campus to see and experience undergraduate student research and creative works from a variety of disciplines. Undergraduate students from institutions throughout the Midwest and beyond share their work via research posters, creative displays, and oral presentations.

See the links below for more information and context about previous Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposiums. The  2019 Symposium information will be posted on this page as items become available. 

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Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium Resources

2019 Keynote Speaker Biography - Paul Mueller, M.D.

Presentation Title: "Creating and sustaining a biomedical ethics research program: lessons learned"

Dr. Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller, M.D., Regional Vice President for Mayo Clinic Health System
Friday, Nov. 15
10:10 a.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theater

Mueller serves as a regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System, Southwest Wisconsin including its main hospital in La Crosse. He joined the Mayo Clinic Rochester staff in 1995 in the Division of General Internal Medicine and chaired that group during 2009-2018. He is a professor of medicine and a professor of biomedical ethics in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Mueller is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and this past January, he was named a fellow of The Hastings Institute, an internationally-renowned center for bioethics. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and hundreds of book chapters, abstracts, letters and columns. He is an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch General Medicine.

This keynote is a collaborative effort with the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Lecture Series.

What are people saying about Seven Rivers? 
Participant Feedback

"I loved being able to present my research for my first time at such a welcoming university.  The people were all very friendly and accommodating." - Student Presenter 2017

"My favorite part were the numbers of students and faculty from other schools who came to share their research. Many of these projects provide good examples for our students and faculty of what is truly rigorous and high-quality undergraduate research." - Faculty Attendee 2017

"The evaluation forms were my favorite part. Receiving the comments from my oral presentation was extremely useful for my future presentations." - Student Presenter 2017

Visit the Seven Rivers Archives

The Viterbo Research Collection has experienced a new electronic facelift.  CLICK HERE to view projects from previous Seven Rivers Symposium presenters.

Materials from Past Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposiums