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Tippie Students to Present Research to Iowa Lawmakers March 25

Three students from the Tippie College of Business will be among undergraduate students from The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa who will showcase innovative undergraduate research at the Iowa State Capitol.

The research will be on display during the fifth annual Research in the Capitol event on Thursday, March 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capitol in Des Moines. This year's theme is Research Serving the State. Students from each university will display posters in the first-floor rotunda and speak with state lawmakers, members of the Iowa Board of Regents, and other visitors about the undergraduate research they have conducted and its potential impact on their education, careers, and Iowa. Selection of presenters for this year included a special focus on projects that serve the state of Iowa.

Jack Evans, president pro tem of the Iowa Board of Regents, will make opening remarks at 11:30 a.m. Robert Kirby, director of the UI Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, will represent the UI at the event, which is free and open to the public.

The Tippie students who will present include:

  • Anne Talbot, management information systems major, and Alan Fritzler, management information systems and economics. Their project is "BPlansForHumanity," a nonprofit web portal in Iowa for people and organizations to develop, implement, and sustain social entrepreneurship ventures. They are working on the project with economics faculty member David Burgess.
  • Lisa Gillette, economics and finance major. Gillette's project is "Comparative Advantage in the Bullpen," and she is working with economics faculty mentor John Solow.

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