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Galetka among students honored by applied social science program

MENOMONIE — The applied social science undergraduate program at University of Wisconsin-Stout recently honored six students with year-end awards. Among those students was Chris Galetka, of Colfax, who was awarded Best Research Day Poster.

“The applied social science program is unique in its approach to interdisciplinary learning.  Students are trained with a broad background in the fields of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science and sociology and then choose concentrations in one of these areas for greater depth,” Lee said.

The program emphasizes applied learning with a common research methods sequence in which students develop skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis and build toward a capstone research project.

“This approach gives students a toolkit of critical thinking and analytical expertise that sets them apart from other majors and allows them to take their classroom skills in data collection, evaluation and analysis, presentation and problem solving and apply them to real-world issues,” she said.

For more information about the program and the social science department, go to, the program’s Facebook page at or contact Lee at