Photo Credit: Megan Wilson
by R. Hames Mon, 04/10/2017 - 15:47

 Megan Wilson wins the undergraduate  award for best poster presented at the UNL Undergraduate Research Fair 

Megan's UCARE projects focuses on historical demography and how severe weather affected birthrates in Custer County settlers, 1870-1900. It relies on demographic information now available through coupled with information on severe weather events noted by settlers in descendant accounts and demonstrated in crop yields reported in homestead proof documents. Her research was supervised by Dr. LuAnn Wandsnider.