Biology Major Newsletter - February 1st, 2017

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Announcements and Updates

• Career/Internship Events and Workshops 

• Academic Workshops and Opportunities 

• Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events 

Upcoming Deadlines

• February 3 - Last day to pay tuition and fees without a $100 late fee.

• February 10- Last Day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped classes

• February 10- Last Day to Apply for Pass/Fail Privilege - Undergrads/Specials/Professionals

• February 10- Last Day to Convert from Credit to Audit - Undergrads

Announcements and Updates

Graduating this Spring? 

If so, the graduation application is available in the Student Center via My UW.

For help applying for graduation or selecting a commencement ceremony, please visit the 'Applying for Graduation'  instruction page or the demo.

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Thinking of Registering for a Summer Course? 

 

The Summer 2017 course listings are now displaying online in Class Search and Course Guide. For a list of courses that count towards the Biology Major requirements, go to Resources , and look for "COURSES OFFERED BY SEMESTER."

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Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology NEW

The Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology (JUST), UW-Madison's first peer-reviewed, undergraduate science journal is accepting submissions for undergraduate research starting now until February 10th, 2017 for the next publication. JUST is a student-founded and student-run organization consisting of over 30 members, and provides a way for undergraduate students to publish their research. For more information about JUST, please visit …

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Biocore Applications Now Available for FALL 2017

Why Biocore? See VIDEO of Biocore Student Experience Collaborative learning community Fulfill requirements (intro to interm biology coursework, Honors, CommB) Small class  and high instructor contact Emphasis on research, science reasoning, communication Earn Biocore Honors transcript notation upon program completion Prerequisites General Chem 104, 109 or 115 First semester calculus; Math 221 (or equiv) Fall 2017 (or previous) enrollment in OChem 343 …

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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

International Internship Program (IIP)             NEW

IIP is currently accepting applications from UW undergraduate students of all majors for Summer and Fall 2017 internships around the world (see calendar of upcoming events) Opportunities – All IIP internships are listed on a database where students can search for internships by region, country, language, or professional field.   Students also have the option to add academic credit to an …

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Worldwide Internship Week                            NEW

 IIP will be attending the upcoming career and service fairs. Next week International Internship Programs will host the Worldwide Internship Week with info sessions on specific regions. Please attend these info sessions on Asia (Monday), Europe (Tuesday), Africa (Tuesday), Latin America & Spain (Wednesday) and Japan (Thursday).

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Covance Information Session                         NEW

Join us for a presentation: Global Health – Be Part of the Solution! Have you ever considered a career in pharmaceutical research or food safety? Are you curious what it's like to be a career scientist? Come explore your potential and get answers to your questions! Friday, 2/3/2017 Networking / Presentation: 12 – 2 pm Steenbock Library Bio Commons A/B …

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Wildlife Epidemiology Technician                    NEW

Position appears on BuckyNet.  Looking for Biolgy, Microbiology and Wildlife Ecology Majors. USGS National Wildlife Health Center Wildlife Epidemiology Technician A detailed-oriented, responsible individual with a strong interest in wildlife disease and ecology is sought to assist with activities associated with Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Disease (WEED) Branch at the USGS-National Wildlife Health Center (Madison, Wisconsin). Activities include: maintenance of …

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Fall State Department internship                   NEW

Now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Fall 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid). Please visit http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information, and to start the online application process via USAJOBS. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2017. Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Fall 2017 Student Internship Program (unpaid). Submit …

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Career and Internship Fair Prep Night – February 1     

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-7:30 pm Pyle Center, 1st Floor Alumni Lounge (OPEN TO ALL MAJORS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY) Drop-in format for students to come anytime during the event to visit several student-lead stations to polish their skills for the career fair. Outside of the stations the main feature will be our resume review/elevator pitch area where students can meet 1:1 …

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Spring Career and Internship Fair        

SAVE THE DAY: – largest career fair of spring semester Thursday, February 02, 2017, 4-8pm The Kohl Center Network with over 200 national and local employers seeking full-time and internship positions. Employers are looking for qualified UW-Madison students and recent alumni. Sponsored by: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Science, School of Business, School of Human …

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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

One of the major ways that the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) supports and gives back to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is in the form of scholarships. These scholarships support sophomores, Farm Industry Short Course (FISC) students and the future leaders of the CALS campus. The ability for WALSAA to provide this type of support is at the core of its mission and solidifies its connection to CALS. Starting with donations and continuing with annual silent auctions, WALSAA has been able to generate continued scholarship support over many years to deserving students of CALS.

Outstanding Sophomore Award

Congratulations 2015-2016 winners! Deadline: February 17, 2017 APPLY HERE

Innovation Grant Application

Grants are awarded on a “rolling” basis – however, October 1, February 1 and May 1 are target deadlines. All applications will be considered regardless of date submitted.

Check back for the updated Innovation Grant Application.

 All applications are to be submitted electronically. Please contact the WALSAA Administrative Coordinator at admin@walsaa.org with any challenges. Personal statements and additional supporting documentation should be attached to applications.

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FAFSA Fridays are Back                                NEW

There is still TIME to  complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA!   The Office of Student Financial Aid is inviting all UW-Madison students who still need help filing the FAFSA to come and get help. Through ALL of  FEBRUARY | 9-11am February 3rd February 10th February 17th February 24th 333 East Campus Mall 9th floor | Rm. 9910 IMPORTANT for summer aid Funds …

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Financial Aid Office Open House                    NEW

Journey through the Office of Student Financial Aid to meet the team, including new director Derek Kindle, and learn about all they’re doing to improve the student experience at UW–Madison. Stop by 333 East Campus Mall, 9th Floor, Tuesday, February 14, Anytime between 3 and 6 P.M. There will be refreshments, prizes, and a visit from Bucky. Registration is appreciated: …

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L&S Undergraduate Awards                          NEW

Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Award for $1,000: Deadline March 15, 2017 (L&S undergraduates only) This award for leadership, service and scholarship recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. Requires essay, 2 recommendations, and resume. Charles Manthey Winter and Richard Ralph Winter Phoenix Rising Humanitarian …

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Research Fellowships

One of the things we value most about UW-Madison is our success in supporting and involving undergraduates in collaborative research.  This is an important high-impact educational practice that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates.  The Provost's Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work.  Note that in some cases …

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Other Opportunities and Events

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?           NEW

Meet With a Morgridge Center Advisor Find a Volunteer Opportunity to Fit Your Schedule and Interests Want to give back to the Madison community this semester but not sure where to start? Our student peer advisors are trained to match you with meaningful and interesting opportunities. To schedule an appointment, fill out the advising form. Prefer to just drop in? Stop by …

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Leadership Certificate                                    NEW

Have you been thinking about completing the UW-Madison Leadership Certificate? The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) would like to invite all UW-Madison students, undergraduate and graduate who are interested in learning more about the Leadership Certificate to attend one of three upcoming Informational Orientation Sessions. FIRST SESSION: When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Time: 6:30-7:30pm SECOND SESSION: When: Wednesday, February …

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Darwin Day Volunteers Needed                    NEW

Seeking undergraduate volunteers to help with a fun science outreach event for Elementary School students on Monday, February 12, 2:30 - 4:30 pm at the WID Town Center. We are expecting up to 300 kids over the 2 hour event, so we really need your help! There's a free Darwin Day T-shirt in it for you if you sign up …

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Study Abroad Pop Up Advising                       NEW

Returned student Peer Advisors are setting up advising stations around campus to field questions about program selection, funding, academics and anything else you need to know to take your first steps toward studying abroad. Sellery Hall / Main Lounge, First Floor / 5:30 – 7:30pm · Tuesday, January 31 · Tuesday, March 15 · Tuesday, April 24 Dejope Hall / …

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Funding Study Abroad Info Sessions             NEW

Whether you're currently applying to a study abroad program, or you've just started planning, this session will cover the costs of study abroad, program fees, financial aid, scholarships, creating fundraising and saving strategies. Presented by IAP & the Office of Student Financial Aid. learn more about funding Wednesday, January 25 11:00am Red Gym - Check Today in the Union Tuesday, …

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L&S SOAR Peer Advisor Application      

Letters & Science Academic Advising Services is hiring peer advisors to work at SOAR this summer (2017). If  interested, please to apply by February 17th.  The posting is on the Student Job Center: https://jobcenter.wisc.edu/jobs/detail/43164

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Summer SOAR Peer Advisor Application - CALS 

CALS is looking for enthusiastic students to support the 2017 summer orientation program (SOAR). SOAR Peer Advisors will have the opportunity to work closely with CALS professional staff, meet the newest incoming CALS Badgers, and develop in collaboration, presentation, and interpersonal skills. If you are interested in learning more about this position and submitting an application, please refer to the …

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CCAS Peer Advisor Application               

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is hiring for two positions.  CCAS is the academic advising office that serves undecided and exploring undergraduate students, and has locations in Ingraham Hall, Witte Hall, Sellery Hall, Chadbourne Residential College, Ogg Hall, and Dejope Hall.  -Peer Advisors work individually and in teams with CCAS professional advisors, at SOAR and in the residence halls, to help students explore their academic options, as well as choose and enroll in classes.    -Peer Advisors …

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Badger Volunteers                                   

Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for …

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19th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

The Annual Undergraduate Symposium is a forum designed to showcase undergraduate students' creativity, achievement and talent across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts, artist talks, and performances. The Undergraduate Symposium is open to all University of Wisconsin – Madison students enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year, including those who are graduating in December. Undergraduate students--who are …

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