NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session

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, August 22, 2017. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Benjamin Marquez who has served as a reviewer for the NSF GRFP competition. Dr. Marquez 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 Information Session August 2017

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 a graduate degree in STEM fields.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

  • Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

For more information about the GRFP, visit: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

For questions about the session, please contact:

Irina Diaz
Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Irina.diaz@wisc.edu
608-890-0738

Public Service Fair, Fall 2017

Monday, September 11 (3-6 pm)

Union South, Varsity Hall

Over 60 local non-profit groups will be in attendance to meet 1:1 with students seeking ways to get involved with volunteer, intern and part-time/full-time opportunities. Typically employer organizations focus on: human rights, mentorship, education, youth development, healthcare, social and economic justice.

Co-sponsored by: Morgridge Center for Public Service and College of Letters & Science Career Services

For more information:

https://morgridge.wisc.edu/events-calendar/public-service-fairs/– Public Service Fair Website through Morgridge Center

PSF Employers Attending  – Students can review the employers attending by visiting the following link, updated daily.

For inquiries about the fair please contact: Nate Doolin, Recruiting and Events Coordinatorndoolin@wisc.edu

Internship in Osaka, Japan

New spring paid internship in Osaka, Japan for Biology Students!

Organization: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Location: Osaka, Japan

Fields: Applied microbiology or molecular biology, energy, research

Duration: 6+ months starting in January 2018

Project: Assist on research focused on genetic improvement of microorganism that produces 3-hydroxybutyrate as part of the Bio & Chemicals Team in the Energy Technology Laboratories.

Requirements: Continuing undergrad student with major or coursework in microbiology or molecular biology. Only English required.

Compensation: Housing, meals, local travel, and a stipend are provided.

Deadline: August 27, 2017

See full details and apply in the IIP Database.

Contact Michelle Kern Hall with any questions – kernhall@international.wisc.edu or 608-261-1017. Students must also submit some hard copy materials and meet with Michelle in person or via Skype to finalize the application so do not hesitate to be in touch early.

http://internships.international.wisc.edu

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session

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 a graduate degree in STEM fields.

FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS

  • Five year fellowship period with three years of financial support
  • Annual stipend of $34,000
  • Cost of Education allowance of $12,000 to the institution
  • Professional development opportunities (GRIP and GROW)
  • XSEDE supercomputer access for Fellows and honorable mentions
  • No service requirement
  • Access to supplemental funding to sustain research while on medical deferral (e.g. maternity/paternity leave)

For more information about the GRFP, visit: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

If you have any questions about the session, please contact:

Irina Diaz
Fellowship, Funding and Diversity Initiatives Coordinator
Graduate School|Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Irina.diaz@wisc.edu
608-890-0738

AmeriCorps Position in Madison

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 Development Training

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community, and in return gain experience in skills that employers look for – like teamwork, leadership, communication skills, multicultural awareness, and flexible problem-solving. Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.

How to apply: Full position descriptions can be found here. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Steve Blankenheim, Co-Director of Achievement Connections, United Way of Dane County, 2059 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704 or via email at achievementconnections@uwdc.org. Please also submit an application on-line via the AmeriCorps website by clicking here and selecting the Achievement Connections position you’re interested in

Restoration Ecology in Eagle Heights Woods

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

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 principles for crafting a cover letter. There will be time for your specific questions or concerns throughout.

6171 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park
608.263.1992

Med School Personal Statement Workshop

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

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.

Poverty Studies Internship

This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour.

The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned.

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here: http://morgridge.wisc.edu/about-jobs