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Milwaukee Regional Contest Information

  • Contest information for the Milwaukee regional contest, including accessibility, schedule, and project submission.

 

Contest Information

This webpage will be updated and complete one week prior to the contest date. Please check back at that time.

Where:
UWM Union - 2200 E Kenwood Blvd - Exhibits, Papers, Performances, Websites, Award Ceremony, Information Desk, Judges' Room and Contest "HQ"
Lubar Hall (connected to Union) - 3202 N Maryland Ave - Documentaries, Performances, and Websites

Parking:
Union Garage - Lot 22 ($5 whole day) 2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Lubar Business Garage - Lot 3 ($5 max/ticket) 3202 N Maryland Ave
Street Parking
Click to find UWM's Interactive "Transportation Services Map"

Contest Program and Map

Papers

Junior

Breaking Barriers in the Quantum Theory - Emily G.
Cracking into the Mind of Alan Turing - Natalie K.
Elizabeth Peratrovich and the Country's First Anti-Discrimination Bill
- Anica TW.
Female Characters in Children's Animation - Lilia H.
Germany Invades Poland - Haley M.
Growing Plants in Space - Brae B.
Jack Johnson - Andrew W.
Joseph Stalin: A Great Leader, Yet a Killer of Millions - Noah B.
March Against Fear  "The Day for the Negro Man Being a Coward is Over." James Meredith 1966 - Julian P.
One Step At A Time: RBG On Women's Rights - Emma D.
Pull the Alarm:   The Flames that Started Change - Portia P.
Roe v. Wade:  The Fights for Women’s Rights - Maggie W.
Rosa Parks:  How a Seat on the Bus Changed the United States - Charlie K.
Secretariat - Amelia S.
The Beginning of Modern Physics - Tyler B.
The Fastest Mail Delivery System Yet - Delaney C.
The Journal of Staff Sergeant Kenneth Adams - Caiya F.
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets of The Vietnam War - Adriana K.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 - Eli B.
The Stonewall Riots: How They Broke Barriers in LGBT+ Activism - Claire W.
The Theory of Evolution Evolving - Sage O.
The White Rose: We Will Not Be Silent - Katherine S.
The World's First Ballistic Missile and Its Creator - James S.
The Wright Brothers - Samuel C.
Transplant Organs Here - Anna K.
U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark:  Barred From His Homeland,  One Chinese American’s Fight for Birthright Citizenship - August N.

Senior

Alan Turing: The Journey of a Racing Mind - Valeria M.
Breaking Barriers in History: The Kodak Camera - Elliott F.
Clara Barton: The Nation's Prime Precedent of Calm in the Center of the Battlefield - Daniela M.
Grace Hopper and the Mark I Computer - Abigail D.
Into the American Century:  How the First Infantry Division Broke International Barriers During The First World War - Ethan S.
The Creation of Java Code: How It Broke Barriers In The Computing World And Impacted The World Of Coding Today - Aaron C.
Sally Ride: The First American Woman to Shoot for the Stars - Autumn D.
The Fight for Equality: Women’s Struggle to Gain the Right to Vote in America - Gemma T.
The Greensboro Four: Taking a Stand By Taking a Seat - Samantha P.
The Tuskegee Airmen: When Freedom Takes Flight - Mason K.

Websites

Junior Individual

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Alice Paul Ending the Silence
 - Thalia D.
Billie Jean King - Helena N.
Breaking Through with the Belfast Agreement - Maxine M.
Building and Breaking Barriers in Immigration - Noor M.
CHANCE OF A LIFETIME: ​​​​​​​The Civilian Conservation Corps - Reed F.
Civil War Strategists:  The Women Who Went to War - Delaney C.
Executive Order 9981: Desegregating the Armed Services - Srikar M.
Henry Ford and the Assembly Line - Matthew P.
Intel: A New Era of Integrated Technology - Caitlyn M.
Irena Sendler:A Hero In Disguise - Makenzie P.
Madam C.J. Walker: Growing a Business - Meghan Q.
Malala Yousafzai: The Girl Who Lived - Grace U.
Margaret Sanger: The Pioneer of Birth Control - Justine C.
Nikola Tesla: The Unknown Inventor - Abigail C.
Overcoming the Gender Gap in the U.S. Military - Ashley R.
Radium Girls: Victims of the Living Death - Madison E.
Salem Witch Trials:  The Hysteria That Affected Many - Dev M.
Sandra Day O'Connor: Breaking Barriers As ​​​​​​​The First Woman On The U.S. Supreme Court - Sydney P.
Sikhs Serving in Uniform - Hersh S.
The Boston Tea Party - Elijah S.
The Easter Rising of 1916: From a Failed Rebellion to an Independent Ireland - Tiernan M.
The Newsboys Strike of 1899 - Ethan P.
Women Fight for Flight - Genevieve S.
Women With Moxie:  The Grimke Sisters - Julia B.

Junior Group

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1998 Homerun Race - Ben, Jonathan, Jack
Combat for Women's Equality - Kaelyn, Sophia
Corrie ten Boom - Anah, Natalie
Healing the Hearts of the World: The Invention of the First Internal Pacemaker - Andrew B., Andrew K., Neven
John Brown - The Fight to End Slavery - August, Cormac
K.V. Switzer: Breaking Barriers Through Femininity and Feminism - Tallyn, Azara
Katherine Goble Johnson: The Force of NASA - Anna, Abigail, Claire
Kathrine Switzer: First Documented Female Runner in the Boston Marathon - Megan, Meredith
Laotian Civil War - Michael, Nathan, Jayson
Medellin Cartel - Angel, Rolin
The All American Girls Professional Baseball League - Addie, Alyssa
The Great Arab Revolt (1916-18): The War in a War - Jason, Jackson
The Invention of Gunpowder - Zachary, Tomas
The Rise and Fall of The Berlin Wall - Piper, Saylor
The Ruthless Redhead: Road to Royalty - Katelyn, Isabel
The Story of Virginia Hall: "The Limping Lady" - Marisela, Lauren
The USS Nautilus, The Submarine that Changed History - Jacob, Will, Peter
The Wright Brothers - Colton, Abram

Senior Individual

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Breaking the Summit: Junko Tabei
- Kayla L.
Claude McKay: Creating a Call-to-Action Through Poetry - Julia K.
Dr Jonas Salk, A Medical Miracle:Breaking Barriers In Polio - Daisia G.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker; A Hidden Hero - Emma S.
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act - Holly C.
Jeannette Rankin: Speaking Out to Stand Up for Peace, Humanity, and the Ballot - Sophie C.
Outburst of The Kodak Camera - Jenevie Y.
Queen Elizabeth I: The Mastermind Behind Manipulation - Elizabeth B.
Rebecca Lee Crumpler: A Historical Trailblazer - Kylie K.
Ruby Bridges: The Girl Who Brought America Out of Segregation - Molly N.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Breakthrough on Sex-based Discrimination - Kyra S.
The Berlin Airlift  Blockade - Audrey L.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Burning Down The Barrier To Start Fire Safety and Increase Workers Rights Reforms - Isabella M.

Senior Group

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AAGPBL : A Homerun For Gender Equality Efforts
 - Ava, Skylar
Alan Shephard: First American In Space - Anna, Cassidy, Emma
Apollo 11 ~ A Lift-off in History - Aiden, Benjamin
Beating The Odds: From Facing Harsh Segregation to Celebrating Victory - Lucas B.
Ellen DeGeneres: Coming Out - Alex K.
Jackie Robinson: Breaking Bats and Barriers
- Alec, Michael, Will
Katherine Dunham; Pioneer in Dance,Educator, Activist - Jade, Maria
Now Showing: Harry Houdini Stars in Breaking Physical, Social, and Supernatural Barriers - Aimee, Crystal
Ryan White: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS - Sawyer, Sophia
Sandra Day O'Connor: Breaking Into a Man's World - Abigaile, Krithi, Vanessa

Results

Junior

Junior Individual Exhibit
Empress Wu Zetian: An Example of Female Power Which Remains Significant Today - Lilli Bilicki
The Future is Feminist - Evelyn Kasper
Coco Chanel: Breaking Barriers - Tessa Tolomeo
Alternate: Title IX: Breaking The Inequality Barrier In Women's Sports - Taylor Troskey

Junior Group Exhibit
Climbing to Glory: The Legacy of the 10th Mountain Division - Francesca Drope and Isabel Werner
It's Not Easy Being a Pioneer: Elizabeth Blackwell - Cassidy Gall and Jenna Rusch
The Journey to Break Through Barriers: Wilma Rudolph - Saanvi Sinha and Yenitza Rodriguez
Alternate: Susan B. Anthony, Women's Suffragist - Madeline Weber and Pearl Winterhalter

Junior Paper
U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark: Barred From His Homeland, One Chinese American's Fight for Birthright Citizenship - August Neumann
March Against Fear - Julian Palmer
The Stonewall Riots: How They Broke Barriers in LGBT+ Activism - Claire Winter
Alternate: One Step At A Time: RBG On Women's Rights - Emma Dickinson

Junior Individual Documentary
Fighting for Freedom and Fame - Nathan Merriweather
A Glowing Sensation: Marie Curie, Breaking Barriers as a Woman in Science, Education, and Medicine - Grant Gokey
ARPANET: The Beginning of the Information Revolution - Jackson Darr
Alternate: From Unknown to Unstoppable - The U.S. Women's National Team - Clara Farley

Junior Group Documentary
Silence=Death: ACT UP's Fight Against The AIDS Epidemic - Asha Metcalfe, Beatrice Laterman, Mia Flemma
King on the Court: Billie Jean King - Katina Zimmerschied, Lauren O'Leary
Father Groppi: The March on Milwaukee - Joshua Knapp, Lindsey Radermacher
Alternate: The Reports that Extinguished the Cigarette Insutry - Krish Vasudev, Lyle Mondano

Junior Group Performance
Bringing Down the Stonewall of Silence - Eden Hausmann, Sophie Mullen
The Scopes Monkey Trial: The U.S. Evolved - Charles Davies, Dominic Cirillo, Zachary Herrmann
The Federalist Papers: Ratifying the Constitution - Erika Schuh, John Leatherbury, Mason Weber
Alternate: Theodora Winton Youmans Breaking Barriers for All Women in Wisconsin - Julia Pearce, Rebecca Sherman

Junior Individual Performance
Nothing is Set in Stone(wall) - Samantha Sarenac
An Influential American Suffragist: Alice Paul - Emma Howe
Really? Pants? The complex story of Women, Work, and Clothing during World War II - Eve Lazarski
Alternate: Selma - Manaar Jan

Junior Individual Website
Exectutive Order 9981: Desegregating the Armed Services - Srikar Mudili
Women Fight for Flight - Genevieve Skibicki
Building and Breaking Barriers in Immigration - Noor Malik
Alternate: Radium Girls: Victims of the Living Death - Madison Engebose

Junior Group Website
Kathrine Switzer: First Documented Female Runner in the Boston Marathon - Megan McCaffrey, Meredith Thomas
K.V. Switzer: Breaking Barriers Through Femininity and Feminism - Azara Mason, Tallyn Kubicki
The Invention of Gunpowder - Tomas Holsen, Zachary Hanson
Alternate: Healing the Hearts of the World: The Invention of the First Internal Pacemaker - Andrew Bergan, Andrew Kim, Neven Torres

Senior

Senior Individual Exhibit
The Truth About Sojourner - Lily Wagner
Mothers of Nursing - Maya Avila
Henry Ford: Breaking Barriers in Automotive Manufacturing - Angelo Spolar
Alternate: The Lost Play Book - Kamorea Arnold

Senior Group Exhibit
The Love That Rewrote The Law - Alexa Pietenpol, Krisha Mistry
Mars Pathfinder: The Sojourner Rover - Leah Dombrock, Lindsey Casetta
Revolution of Empowerment - Jackson Kirsch, Sofia Hagopian
Alternate: Barbara Seaman and Women's Reproductive Health - Lily Mantsch, Morgan Weber

Senior Paper
Into the American Century: How the First Infantry Division Broke International Barriers During The First World War - Ethan Sahin
The Fight for Equality: Women's Struggle to Gain the Right to Vote in America - Gemma Tolomeo
Clara Barton: The Nation's Prime Precedent of Calm in the Center of the Battlefield - Daniela Martinez
Alternate: Breaking Barriers in History: The Kodak Camera - Elliott Fairchild

Senior Individual Documentary
Hazel Scott: The Unsung Champion of Civil Rights - Ellie Leverett
WASP: Fighting to Fly - Julia Going
Althea Gibson: Smashing Tennis's Color Barrier - Miah Bohlen
Alternate: Ruby Bridges: Her March to Freedom Land - Joshua Bothe

Senior Group Documentary
Texas Western: Breaking Barriers One Basket at a Time - Henry Budd, Kale Kimmel, Nathaniel Hilgendorf
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: The Catalyst of Modern American Diversity - Jake Pliszka, Josie Pliszka
The Berlin Wall: Symbolic Barrier Between Communism and Capitalism - Alexis Vang, Devin Herr, Emily Thao, Sasha Xiong, Yenchong Thor
Alternate: Ida B. Wells: A Catalyst for Change - Matthew Grater, Shrey Dudhat

Senior Individual Performance
Walt Disney: The Driving Force in Animation Innovation - Sophia Johnson

Senior Individual Website
Claude McKay: Creating a Call-to-Action Through Poetry - Julia Kamm
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act - Holly Croke
Jeannette Rankin: Speaking Out to Stand Up for Peace, Humanity, and the Ballot - Sophie Cramer
Alternate: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: A Hidden Hero - Emma Swanson

Senior Group Website
AAGPBL: A Homerun For Gender Equality Efforts - Ava Braidigan, Skylar Bryl
Ryan White: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS - Sawyer Schultz, Sophia Sommer
Katherine Dunham: Pioneer in Dance, Educator, Activist - Jade Erickson, Maria Orndorf
Alternate: Apollo 11 - A Lift-off in History - Aiden Gersonde, Benjamin Jakusz