Sustainable Food Systems & Society Study Abroad in MEXICO
October 28, 2016
Are you interested in learning about food systems, sustainability, rural development, dairying & poverty alleviation in developing countries? Then, consider applying for the UW Sustainable Food Systems & Society study abroad program in MEXICO. This 2-credit program runs from Mid-May to Early-June (the first two weeks after final exams) and is led by professor Michel Wattiaux. The field program is limited to 12 students. Applications are now open through November 4th, 2016. Interested students must enroll in a 1-credit discussion-based course titled: Animal Agriculture and Sustainable Development (cross listed Soil Sci. 472, Food Sci. 472, Anim. Sci. 472 and Dairy Sci. 472) during spring semester 2017 in order to be eligible to participate in the study abroad program (see attachment). Combined, the 3 credits listed here can serve to fulfill the 3-credit CALS requirements for International Studies. The program also satisfies the Global Health Certificate field course requirement. Please see the flyer for more details on this program. If you have any questions, please email professor Wattiaux (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the CALS Study Abroad office (email@example.com). You can also stop by in 116 Ag Hall during the following peer advising walk-in hours: Monday: 10:00am – 11:00am Tuesday: 12:00pm- 2:00pm Wednesday: 8:30am – 9:30am Thursday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm Friday: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Summer 2017 Co-op and Research Assistant Positions
October 27, 2016
Summer positions for 2017. Great for plant science majors and plant biology option. These are summer assistant positions so even younger students are encouraged to apply, not just rising seniors. 1. Research Summer Student Assistant DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Research Summer Student Assistant to participate in a 3-month opportunity designed to give broad based exposure to the day-to-day activities of a breeding program. Assistants in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities including planting, plot maintenance, pollination, data collection, and could travel to other locations to help on specific field related tasks. Position duration is May to August 2016. Education and Experience College Sophomore or Junior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial. Competencies Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential. Apply online: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/#Pioneer|All~Job~Categories|S::WI|1|1|1||t-ASC|1 2. Research Co-op DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Research Co-op. This co-op is an integral ...
2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships
Now accepting applications for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak ...
Writing Fellows Information Session
October 25, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016 5:00-6:00 PM Union South, Room TBA The Writing Fellows program is looking for articulate, highly motivated undergraduate students from all majors (not just English) in the College of Letters and Science to participate in a peer tutoring of writing program that places undergraduates in positions of intellectual leadership. By working closely with professors to improve student writing in carefully selected classes, Writing Fellows serve as role models for other students on campus and gain invaluable experience as readers and writers themselves. -- Support a small group of students in their writing! -- Gain leadership experience! -- Earn a competitive stipend! To learn more about the program, visit our Web site: http://writing.wisc.edu/writingfellows/index.html. The application deadline is in March. (For the meeting room, please check the T.I.T.U. board at Union South on Nov. 7.)
The 100-Hour Challenge is UW-Madison's signature entrepreneurial contest for undergraduates. In a nutshell, the Challenge involves teams of students using donated materials from SWAP to come up with a new product idea in 100 Hours (essentially over a long weekend). They then make a short video pitch of their big idea for the chance to win prize money! SWAP materials pick-up day is Thursday, Nov. 10th, 2016 in Sellery Hall, with final videos needing to be uploaded by mid-day Monday, Nov. 14th. So many of the entrepreneurial contests on campus are only accessible for upper classmen and grad students with fully fleshed out ideas. Here’s a chance for younger students just dipping their toes into entrepreneurship to have a crack at brainstorming, creating and WINNING (first year student teams took home two of the three cash prizes last year).
Government Career Fair in Chicago
October 24, 2016
L&S Career Services is pleased to be able to offer UW students FREE round trip motor coach transportation to the Government Career Fair in Chicago - sponsored by the Government College Relations Council (GCRC) of which I am a member. The fair will be a mixture of both employer tables and breakout sessions and we expect to have between 40-50 federal, state of IL and city (various IL) employers in attendance. More to come on that later. In order to attend you will need to clear THE ENTIRE DAY 11/18 as the bus will depart campus around 9am and return around 7pm depending on traffic. If you wish to ride down to Chicago and stay there, you will simply need to alert the chaperones as you board the bus on the 18th that you won’t be returning with us. If you are a current student or an alum who wants to attend the fair on your own (ie not take the bus), please do so - you are welcome! When you get to UIC, just sign in as a UW student ...