NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session

July 12, 2017
If you are an undergraduate senior or a graduate student in your first or second year of graduate school, we invite you to attend the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Information Session on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Andrew Greenberg who has served as a reviewer for the NSF GRFP competition. Dr. Greenberg will provide an overview of the application process and will share tips on how to make your application more successful. The event will be held in the Auditorium at the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Follow this link to register: NSF GRFP Summer 2017 Information Session The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study. Fellows are free to use their Fellowship at any university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education accredited in, and having a campus located in, the United States, its territories, or possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that grants ...

AmeriCorps Position in Madison

June 29, 2017
There are full-time positions open for recent grads and part-time positions for current students interested in a paid AmeriCorps opportunity supporting a community-based project here in Madison. Every year, Achievement Connections serves over 430 high school students in Madison area struggling in mathematics with a goal to help them pass with a 'C' or higher. Passing Algebra by the 9th grade is a key indicator that a student will graduate from high school. You can help our students succeed. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community while gaining professional skills employers look for. Please share this opportunity with students and community members you think may be interested. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. We are currently looking for service-oriented and dedicated folks to join our AmeriCorps teams serving in Madison area high schools. The following full-time (and part-time), one year positions starting August 21, 2017 are available:  12 AmeriCorps Math Tutors  4 AmeriCorps Tutor Liaisons  Member benefits include: up to $12,530 Living Allowance up to $5,730 Education Award Student Loan Forbearance Student Loan Interest Payment Basic Medical Insurance Mileage Reimbursement Professional ...

Restoration Ecology in Eagle Heights Woods

June 28, 2017
Lakeshore Nature Preserve Date:  Saturday, July 08, 2017 Time:  9-11 a.m. Location:   Park along Wood Lane in Shorewood Hills, and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at efforts to restore the biological health of this oak forest and woodlands. This project has been funded by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Park along Wood Lane and meet at the Shady Lane trailhead. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Leader: Adam Gundlach, adam.gundlach@wisc.edu http://lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu

Writing Center

The following short-term, non-credit workshops are free and open to all UW-Madison students, faculty and staff. How to Email Like a Professional Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Because email is so convenient and seemingly casual, it’s easy to write too informally to faculty, teaching assistants, potential employers, advisors, supervisors, colleagues, etc. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, and we’ll have fun looking at examples of what NOT to do. There will be plenty of time for your questions.  Intro to Résumés and Cover Letters Wednesday, July 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Wondering what employers are looking for? Having trouble fitting your whole life onto one page? In this workshop, we'll discuss what employers want in résumés and cover letters, as well as strategies for convincing someone to hire you. This workshop is for undergraduate and Master's students applying for jobs and internships. On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter Monday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Your cover letter can effectively demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. In this introductory workshop, we will consider general ...

Med School Personal Statement Workshop

June 14, 2017
Writing the Medical School Personal Statement Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this Writing Center workshop, we’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task. Please pre-register at the following workshop link: http://go.wisc.edu/y1991g

Summer Research Scholarship

May 23, 2017
New for Summer 2017, the Summer Term Research Scholarship is now available. Students who are engaging in research and taking courses during the summer 2017 term are eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship. Students in the scholarship program must Enroll in Integrated Science 260 Entering Research (1 credit),  Enroll in Integrated Science 699 Independent Research (1 credit), Enroll in one summer school class of their choice (3+ credits).  Have a research mentor at UW-Madison identified before the summer term begins.  To be considered for this scholarship, please fill out this interest form. Fifteen scholarships will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Permission to enroll in Integrated Science 260 and 699 will come after the scholarships are awarded.  Please contact Amber Smith, amber.smith@wisc.edu, with questions.