As one of 672 UW–Madison undergraduates who presented their research at this year’s annual Undergraduate Symposium, Art Department student Amber Mans’ project got a shout in a campus news story.

In a preview of the symposium published by University Communications, Mans said she explored ideas for her project with guest instructor Brett Swanson while she was a sophomore research fellow with UW–Madison’s Glass Lab.

“I had been subtly pursuing my own personal research without the title since my freshman year, but Brett had an idea of something we could work on together that aligned with some of the work I had been doing and it seemed like a good fit,” Mans explained.

She said she was excited to share her project, called “Refractory Cements and Their Qualities in Mold Blown Glass,” with other researchers at the April 25 conference.

“I am very firm in the belief in access to knowledge,” said Mans. “I just want to share as much as I can but also to create avenues to people interested in this field who otherwise may be closed off from having access to the material or learning about it.”