2011-2012 Bouchet Scholars (from left): Edward G Cole, Dr. Curtis Patton, Doug Kiel, Abiola O. Keller, Eric Williams, Dorothy Sanchez, Wendy Crone

2011-2012 Bouchet Scholars

On March 9, 2012, in a ceremony at the Pyle Center, three new honorees for 2011-2012 were inducted into the UW chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

Edward G. Cole

Edward G. Cole is a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering. In the advanced manufacturing lab of professor Frank E. Pfefferkorn, Cole’s research within friction stir welding (FSW) has examined welding forces influenced by tool design features and the thermo-mechanical responses of various aluminum alloys. The impact of tool design has received even greater attention recently, in that Cole is now able to design and machine tools on a 5-axis, mill-turn center on loan from the Machine Tool Technologies Research Foundation. Beyond alloy specific measurements and tool design, Cole also has contributed experimental results to funded research objectives for both the U.S. Navy and an industrial research partner in Wisconsin. Results from this and other works have been presented at both national and international conferences in addition to proceedings and a journal publication.

Abiola O. Keller

Abiola O. Keller holds a master of public health from UW-Madison and a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Iowa. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Population Health Sciences program. Her graduate research with Whitney Witt focuses on better understanding the social, behavioral, and psychological factors that contribute to disparities in health and mental health outcomes across the life span. Her dissertation will examine the impact of patient-provider communication on the receipt of adequate treatment for depression among women in the United States and to what extent patient-provider communication impacts disparities in quality treatment. Keller has received several awards including an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) T-32 Pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) Traineeship.

Doug Kiel

Doug Kiel studies American Indian history, federal Indian law and policy, and the history of the American West. He is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and a UW-Madison doctoral candidate. His dissertation, “Routes of Resurgence: The Wisconsin Oneidas and the Long Red Power Movement,” examines 50 years of tribal revitalization efforts in the United States prior to the advent of casino gaming and traces the extraordinary renascence of the Oneida Nation following the devastating federal policies of the nineteenth century. While the 1920s represented a historic low point for the Oneidas characterized by insufficient access to healthcare, education, and employment, by the 1990s the Oneidas not only had achieved cultural and economic security, they had also become one of the largest employers in northeast Wisconsin. Kiel has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, Middlebury College, and the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, N.M.

 

2012 Bouchet Conference

The keynote at the 2012 induction ceremony in Madison was delivered by Dr. Curtis Patton, Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University. Prior to the ceremony, Dr. Patton sat down with our director of communications to talk about Edward Bouchet and the honor society named for him. 

Thanks to Valeria Davis in the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate for the press release filed March 5, 2012.