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McKayla Streit

Student at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater majoring in Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis
College student currently completing fifth undergraduate year as a Biochemistry major, originally from Eau Claire, WI. Interested in the chemical processes of animal cells, organic chemical synthesis and analysis, human physiology, and pathology. Passionate about research in the sciences with participation in three scientific research projects at two universities. Improving a 3.693 cumulative GPA and working part-time on campus. Preparing for admissions into graduate, pharmacy, and medical schools.
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McKayla Streit named to Dean's List at UW-Whitewater

McKayla Streit from Augusta, WI, has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean's List for the 2019 spring semester. These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiv...

June, 10 2019 - Verified by University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
McKayla Streit conducts undergraduate research at UW-Whitewater

McKayla Streit, from Eau Claire, WI, who is majoring in Chemistry with Biochemistry Emphasis, recently conducted undergraduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Warhawks pr...

May, 28 2019 - Verified by University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
McKayla Streit awarded scholarship from the College of Letters and Sciences at UW-Whitewater

McKayla Streit from Augusta, WI, who is studying chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is among this year's scholarship recipients from the College of Letters and Sciences. Strei...

December, 13 2018 - Verified by University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
McKayla Streit named to Dean's List at UW-Whitewater

McKayla Streit from Augusta, WI, has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester. These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a...

January, 09 2018 - Verified by University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Recipient of the Michael Steele Wilkins Scholarship Award. This scholarship was established by Todd and Beth Wilkins in memory and honor of their son, Michael Steele Wilkins who lost his courageous fight against Neuroblastoma in 2004 at the age of six. This scholarship will assist gifted students, who are planning a career in cancer research, begin their undergraduate work at UW-Whitewater with the hope that one day this scholar will be directly incolved in the discovery of a cure of Pediatric Neuroblastoma. ($1,640.36)
Spring 2019 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Recipient of the Metcalf Family Endowment. This scholarship was established by Robert Metcalf, an attendee of UW-Whitewater in memory of his wife, Christine McLean Metcalf, a UW-W class of 1945 graduate, and their daughter Dale Ann. Dale Ann was a graduate of the University of Texas and employed as an aeronautical engineer at Lockheed Martin International where she was chief engineer on the F-117 stealth fighter. Christine was a lifelong advocate of learning and reading and was active in community affairs as the wife of an Air Force officer. ($2,000)
Spring 2018 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Recipient of the A.A. Upham Science Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by the late Ethel Upham, daughter of A.A. Upham, a former science teacher at UW-W. It is to encourage capable students to continue their studies at UW-Whitewater in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Student must be of junior or senior standing. ($131)
Spring 2018 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Recipient of the McLean Family Endowment. This scholarship was established by Julie Saecker Schneider in memory of her mother, Sylvia McLean Saecker, an attendee of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Sylvia was born March 5, 1915 in Constantine, Michigan. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Whitewater where they remained until the departure of the next generation for places throughout the United States. Of the eleven siblings, four attended UW-Whitewater, including Sylvia. Sylvia was an excellent student and excelled in writing and math. Sylvia became a bookkeeper at UW-Madison, a position she held until her retirement in 1980. She was devoted to family, friends, and enjoyed playing bridge and golf. She was a top-notch traditional American cook who enjoyed family dinners and travel. Sylvia McLean Saecker passed away on January 29, 2010, in Madison Wisconsin, her home since the mid-1960s. ($691; $379.46)
Spring 2018 - Spring 2019 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
David L. Kachel Memorial Scholarship recipient for DLK Enterprises. All applicants must be current tenants of D.L.K. Enterprises, Inc. and be continuing as a D.L.K. Enterprises tenant through at least May 2017, have at least junior standing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and be enrolled as a full-time student for the Spring 2017 semester. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and demonstrate superior academic performance, campus involvement, and dedication to the improvement of and involvement within the Whitewater community. ($1,500; $1,000)
Spring 2018 - Spring 2019 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Dean's List in Fall of 2017 with 3.9 GPA and 3.53 in Spring of 2019.
Fall 2017 - Spring 2019 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for enrolling
Enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for Fall of 2017, initially majoring in Marine Biology and Freshwater Ecology with a minor in Chemistry.
Fall 2017 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Dean's List for Fall 2016. http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Local-briefs/2017/01/29/Dean-s-List-1-29-17.html
Fall 2016 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Dean's List for Summer 2016. http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Local/2016/09/10/Dean-s-List-9-10-16.html
Summer 2016 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Dean's List for Spring 2016 http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Local-briefs/2016/07/10/Dean-s-List-7-10-16.html
Spring 2016 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Dean's List for Fall 2015. http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Local/2016/02/14/Dean-s-List-2-14-16.html
Fall 2015 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for enrolling
Enrolled at Chippewa Valley Technical College in the Fall of 2015 in the Liberal Arts Transfer program.
Fall 2015 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Edward and Hannah M. Rutledge Scholarship: For seniors and alumni of Chippewa Falls Senior High School. Selection is based on financial need and scholarly merit. ($2,000)
Spring 2015 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for graduating
Graduated Chippewa Falls Senior High School on June 5th, 2015 with a 3.89 GPA.
Spring 2015 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a scholarship
Frank & Susan Huettner Educational Foundation, Ltd. Scholarship Recipient. ($150)
Spring 2015 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning a spot on an honors list
Second Quarter Math Award: https://chippewa.com/lifestyles/chi-hi-announces-second-quarter-math-awards/article_4a43ea38-7c80-11e2-a6c4-001a4bcf887a.html
Spring 2013 - Added by McKayla
McKayla Streit was recognized for earning an academic award
Oral presentation finalist for the oral presentation category for UW-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day Symposium on March 21st, 2019.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Awarded a $3500 stipend to complete a 10-week research program at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Coordinated by Dr. Catherine Chan, and mentored by Dr. O'Neill, research was done involving the exposure of varying concentrations of antibiotics to tadpole shrimp.
Research Apprenticeship Program
Working in the laboratory of Dr. Brian O'Neill investigating antibiotic growth promoters in triops (tadpole shrimp).
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Involved community service projects (on and off campus) and organizing school events such as lectures by professors outside of class. Moderated by Alisa Hoepner-Schley Eligibility: You must be enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate degree program. You must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible). You must generally have a grade point average of 3.5 You must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled. You must adhere to the moral standards of the society.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 - Chippewa Valley Technical College
Chippewa Valley Technical College Food Pantry
Volunteer for on-campus Chippewa Valley Technical College Food Pantry with weekly 2-4 hours of service. Moderated by Jen Bremness. Featured on WEAU-13 News: http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/New-food-pantry-offers-assistance-to-CVTC-students-361516441.html
Fall 2015 - Fall 2016 - Chippewa Valley Technical College
Marching Band
Played cymbals for a marching band season. Participated in local and state-wide competitions.
Fall 2014 - Chippewa Falls High School
National Honors Society
Coordinated by Amy Ambelang, 20 hours of community service must be completed each semester. Also, senior students with a GPA higher than a 3.6 are eligible.
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Chippewa Falls High School
Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Participated in the DECA competition held at UW-Stout in 2015.
Fall 2014 - Chippewa Falls High School
Athena Club
Athena Club is a sister sorority that focuses on academic excellence, community service, and fellowship. Students are invited to join Athena, based on a minimum grade point average of 3.4 or higher. During the school year, members are required to participate in a minimum of one service/volunteer project in the schools or community.
Fall 2013 - Fall 2014 - Chippewa Falls High School
Forensics
Competed in the Wisconsin state forensics competition held annually in Madison, WI and received a silver medal and a gold medal, with one perfect score. Also competed in various regional competitions. https://www.facebook.com/chippewafallsschool/photos/a.219983668028379.77161.211189042241175/1099184833441587/
Fall 2013 - Spring 2015 - Chippewa Falls High School
Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony
Second violinist in Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, meeting once a week, and playing various pieces from Khachaturian's Masquerade suite to various Beethoven pieces.
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 - Chippewa Falls High School
Chi High's Flags For The Fallen
Participated in a traveling and historical research experience during my freshman year of high school. The trip involved traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mount Vernon, Virginia, New York City, and Washington D.C. Prior to travel, research was done on the local veterans that served in the Civil War, "reconstructing" their lives, and eventually placing flags on their resting places. It was truly a humbling experience.
Summer 2012 - Chippewa Falls High School
Orchestra
First violin player from 2011-2015, lettered for 2 years. Also participated in solo and ensemble performing 1 B-Rated solo and 3-A Rated solos, and receiving I and II scores.
Fall 2011 - Spring 2015 - Chippewa Falls High School
Voyagers After School Program
Volunteered at Chippewa Falls Middle School's Voyagers after-school program, mentoring 6th graders on violin playing once a week for two hours.
Fall 2011 - Fall 2012 - Chippewa Falls High School
Undergraduate Research Program
Investigated the effects of the antibiotic, chlortetracycline, on the growth and development of tadpole shrimp in the laboratory of Dr. Brian O'Neill. Later presented research at the Society for Freshwater Science national conference on May 23rd, 2018. Also began research in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Anderson in the summer of 2019 involving the synthesis and analysis of photoinitiators.
Alumni Mentor Program
Program coordinated by UW-Whitewater Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement to create alumni and current student connections in the same career fields. Current Participant
Golden Key International Honour Society
Coordinated by Kim Marino; Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity. Current Participant
National Honors Society of Leadership and Success
Coordinated by Justina Zukauskaite; The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 599 chapters, the Society currently has 871,864 members nationwide. Currently participating
Laboratory Assistant at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Duties involve preparing fly vials for genetics lab, cleaning labs, preparing labs for classes, and other housework duties around the UWW biology department.

January 2018 - May 2019
Research Assistant at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Currently researching the effects of antibiotic accumulation and the effects of a changing habitat in freshwater marine invertebrates. Also involved with a side project in the same laboratory involving the identification of marine invertebrates in pond water samples from the Colorado playas. Initially funded by UWW Research Apprenticeship Program and now funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and participating in Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) on UW-Whitewater campus for summer 2018.

September 2017 - Present
Research Assistant at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski. Performed research in the synthesis of smart copolymers and their physical properties. Research was supported by the National Science Foundation Research for Undergraduates 10-Week Summer Program

June 2017 - August 2017
Cashier at Shopko

Responsibilities included cashiering, providing customer service, stocking the sales floor, and occasionally working in the garden center.

February 2017 - May 2017
Cashier/Sales Associate at Target

Softlines team member that restocked and cleaned the sales floor, providing customer service, and also cashiering. The job was a seasonal position.

September 2016 - January 2017
Cabinets and Appliances Team Member at Menards

My duties included selling major appliances to guests, selling cabinetry, selling mattresses, answering questions on the installation and repair of products, designing kitchens, cleaning the department, handling overstock, and putting away freight.
I am familiar with selling Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, Criterion, Electrolux, Premier, LG, and GE brand appliances as well as Medallion, Shrock, Quality One, and Klearvue brand cabinetry. I also sold Serta brand mattresses including the Blue Ridge, Summercourt, Marshbrook, Springsong, Carlsbad, Laurelgrove, and Havenscourt series. Menards was a great company to work for, but the store needed more hours than I could give as a part-time worker.

January 2016 - September 2016
Cashier/Sales Associate at Dollar Tree

Cashiering, providing customer service, cleaning the store, and stocking items included in the responsibilities of this job. I left this job to find a higher paying one to support my education.

September 2015 - January 2016
Painter at Student Painters

Responsibilities included exterior painting and prepping for painting. Also included helping with marketing the company's services to the surrounding community. Employment terminated due to lack of company funds.

June 2015 - July 2015
Cashier at Burger King

Responsibilities included handling transactions, providing customer service, stocking items in the restaurant, preparing food and beverages, and cleaning various parts of the restaurant.

June 2014 - June 2015
Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Photoinitiators
Conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Steven Anderson involving the synthesis and analysis of chemical photoinitators.
September 2019 - Research Projects
Society for Freshwater Science National Conference 2019
Presented an oral presentation (Tadpole Shrimp in an Antibiotic Soup: Are We Creating Monsters?) at the annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science from May 20th- May 23rd, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Travel, food, and lodging expenses were supported by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Letters and Sciences Travel Grant.
May 2019 - Conferences
The Effects of Chlortetracycline on Tadpole Shrimp (Crustacea: Notostraca)
Testing the effects of varying concentrations of the antibiotic chlortetracycline on tadpole shrimp. This antibiotic is typically given to cattle as growth promoters, and a mere 10% is metabolized by the animals, leaving the remaining 90% to be excreted and exposed to the environment. These "antibiotic run-offs" could affect the plants and animals in surrounding environments in harmful ways.
May 2019 - Research Projects
Fort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Internship
The first student to participate in this internship. Includes forty hours of volunteering in the emergency department of Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, WI. Volunteering duties include Volunteer duties include stocking patient rooms, cleaning patient rooms, assisting hospital staff as necessary, interacting with patients and family members, and cleaning and stocking other areas of the emergency department. Forty hours of volunteering leads to four hours of shadowing with a medical professional. Coordinated by Kari Behling and shadowed Dr. Jude Perez, MD.
August 2018 - Classwork
Smart Copolymer Synthesis and Interfacial Tension
Participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UW-Eau Claire, funded by the National Science Foundation and coordinated by Dr. Thao Yang. Performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski, focusing on the synthesis of smart copolymers and their physical properties, primarily interfacial tension. Smart copolymers have the ability to change their properties based on their surroundings. They have applications ranging from drug delivery in the human body to helping cleaning oil spills in the environment. The program was 10-weeks and involved attending various seminars, and presenting a poster at Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium (WSTS).
August 2017 - Research Projects
Eloquence: 2015 Poetry Collection
Published in the 2014 poetry collection by the America Library of Poetry. Original poem submitted: Final Words. The collection consists of hundreds of original poems from children grades 3-12. The poem was also performed live in Chippewa Falls Senior High School Talent Show of 2015. Skip to page 9: http://spotidoc.com/doc/1012239/the-cardinal-letter---chippewa-falls-area-unified-school-...
May 2015 - Publications
Jean Jacques Rousseau's: Confessions in Wisconsin
Created a project relating the themes found in Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and how they can be related to various themes and techniques found in musical composition. Presented the project at the Jean Jacques Rousseau's: Confessions in Wisconsin Conference in 2015 at UW-Madison.
April 2015 - Conferences
Accolades: 2014 Poetry Collection
Published in the 2014 poetry collection by the America Library of Poetry. Original poem submitted: Counselor. The collection consists of hundreds of original poems from children grades 3-12. Poem also performed live in Chippewa Falls Senior High School Talent Show of 2014.
May 2014 - Publications
Resume

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