Biology Major Newsletter - February 8, 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 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

Need Help Finding a Research Mentor?-New

Would you like to engage in independent research? Check out these resources to get you started finding a mentor. Research Peer Mentor Drop-In Hours: Tuesdays 6-8p, Thursdays 1:15-3:15pm Rm 108 BioCommons (lower level of Steenbock Library) Come talk to experienced undergrad researchers about how to get into a lab and what to expect when you start research.  Find a Research Mentor …

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Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology 

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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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

Government Careers Workshop Series-New

Part One - Find & Apply for Jobs/Internships with State Government Agencies Learn how to find your fit with the many opportunities available in Wisconsin state government agencies, how the hiring process works from an insider's perspective, and gain some tips and tricks for making the job search easier. NOTE: The basic concepts taught in this workshop are applicable to …

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Career Exploration Center - February Workshops-NEW

Choosing a Major Feb. 14, 12 PM - 1 PM Careers in Wellness & Health Promotion Feb. 16, 3 PM - 4 PM in Unions South TITU Creating your Path to an Internship Feb. 17, 12 PM - 1 PM Navigating Biosciences at UW-Madison: Making the Most of Your Campus Resources Feb. 21, 3 PM - 4PM Badger Bridge: Exploring …

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"Wisconsin Express" Field Experience-New

REMINDER… DEADLINE APPROACHING… For students from any major interested in a field experience in Wisconsin: APPLY NOW for the 1-week interprofessional field experience “Wisconsin Express,” hosted by Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Center). This cultural immersion program received a national award and attracts highly engaged students from across the state. Students nearing completion of their academic program are encouraged to …

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Badgers in Finance Initiative-New

Did you know that many L&S alumni have found themselves in financial services career paths? Finance careers are not just for business majors! Skills/attributes include: people skills, writing, work ethic, ability to influence others, research, and an aptitude for numbers Are you interested in an internship (and ultimately a career) in financial services? Are you a sophomore/junior looking for an …

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International Internship Program (IIP)             

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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Fall State Department internship                   

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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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Looking for Funding for Graduate School?-New

FUNDING RESOURCE FAIR February 14, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Biocommons/Steenbock 110A Join us Tues., Feb. 14 for more on grant opportunities, preparation tips and more. We will provide an overview of the external funding application process, including preparation tips for grant seekers, types of grants that may be available, and how to have your external fellowship pay for …

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University of New Mexico Post-Baccalurate Research and Education Program-New

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 PREP cohort. This program is for recent graduates who want to continue their education in the biomedical sciences by entering a PhD program. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice, while receiving assistance in preparing their PhD applications. We offer many other benefits, such as annual salary, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and social and cultural activities.

For further questions or comments that you have please contact the program coordinator, Antonio Bañuelos at PREP@unm.edu or Tel: (505) 610- 1725.

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CALS WALSAA Outstanding Sophomore Awards

The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) - offers ten  $2,000 scholarships every year to CALS students in their second year of college*. Funds are applied to 2017-2018 tuition. Students are chosen based upon academic achievement, leadership, honors and service - all weighted equally. To apply, students should visit the  WALSAA Scholarship Page on walsaa.org to apply online. The application is currently …

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FAFSA Fridays are Back                                

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                    

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                          

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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Other Opportunities and Events

Biocore Science Nights & Info Sessions-New

Find out More at Biocore Science Nights & Info Sessions led by current Biocore students:  Witte Science Night: Wednesday, 2/8 5:30-7 PM Witte Main Lounge Bradley Science Night: Thursday, 2/16 5:30-7 PM Bradley Social Basement Come check out some awesome science experiments at your residence hall and learn about how Biocore might fit into your Wisconsin Experience! Biocore, honors biology program, students will be …

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Writing Fellows Program-NEW

Are you a strong writer who enjoys working with students from a range of majors and backgrounds? * Are you interested in joining a diverse community dedicated to intellectual inquiry and service to the University? * Would you like to develop your skills as a mentor and leader on campus? If so, consider applying to UW-Madison's Writing Fellows program! The …

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship- UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center-NEW

The Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable (WiSCR), a group of UW-Madison junior stem cell researchers, is pleased to continue their highly successful Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program aimed at introducing talented undergraduate students to stem cell research with the help of a grad student or postdoc mentor. Since the inception of the SURF Program in 2013, SURF undergraduate Fellows have gone …

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Summer Program for Undergraduate Urology Research-New

Summer Research Opportunities in benign urology are available to undergraduate students. The exciting 12-week summer research program will immerse students in the laboratory research experience and provides weekly mini-lectures in benign and clinical urology. Students gain essential skills to position them for success in post-graduate studies. Students will present and receive reviews of their individual work at the end of …

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Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?           

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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Darwin Day Volunteers Needed                    

Seeking undergraduate volunteers to help with a fun science outreach event for Elementary School students on Monday, February 13, 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                       

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             

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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