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

• Last day to drop spring courses-03/17/2017

Announcements and Updates

Summer Capstones-New

Are you interested in completing a Capstone Course this upcoming summer?  Are you graduating within the next year?  If yes, then this message is for you!  The Biology major is offering three great Capstone course options this summer:

• Microbiology 525: Adv Biological Laboratory Practices: A Research Experience.  This is a brand new course!  Prerequisites include Micro 303 and 304 or you can enroll with instructor's consent if you have completed any other intermediate or advanced biological science lab.  Please contact Robin Kurtz at rskurtz@wisc.edu for authorization to enroll if you have not taken Microbiology 303 and 304.  The course is offered 6/19/2017 - 8/13/2017 and you can find a sample syllabus here.

• Botany/F&W Ecol/Zoology 460: General Ecology. Prerequisites include intro biology.  The course is offered 5/30/2017 - 7/23/2017 and you can find a sample syllabus here.

• Biomolecular Chemistry 504: Human Biochemistry Laboratory.  Prerequisites include intro biochemistry.  The course is offered 6/19/2017 - 8/13/2017 and you can find a sample syllabus here.

 

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Undergraduate Symposium Application-New

The Undergraduate Symposium is accepting applications from all undergrads in any area of study until March 1, 2017.  The Undergraduate Symposium provides an opportunity to expand skills in presenting research and creative endeavors, as well as an experience to add to a resume. Presentation formats include work in performance, video/film, art talks, poster presentations, and oral presentations.  A goal of the Undergraduate …

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Summer Term 101 Events-New

Wednesday, February 15, 6-7pm Gordon Dining and Events Center, Sonata Room OR Tuesday, February 21, 6-7pm Dejope Hall, Lake Mendota Room Free pizza Join Summer Term and University Housing to learn about Summer Term opportunities including courses, scholarships and University Residence Hall options.  A student panel will share their Summer Term experiences. All students are welcome.  You do not have …

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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)-New

UW–Madison freshmen and seniors are invited to share their perspectives on their undergraduate experience by participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Feedback from previous NSSE surveys identified the need for more resources for academic and career advising and led to other student-focused improvements. The survey also helps the university understand the impact of activities outside the classroom …

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Need Help Finding a Research Mentor?

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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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

Health Professions Shadowing Program-New

The Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) invites students to apply for the Health Professions Shadowing Program (HPSP). CPHA, in partnership with UW Health, offers UW-Madison students a two-week residential shadowing program in early August 2017. The program is designed to help students underrepresented in healthcare build a network of connections with professionals. Over the course of the program, students will learn about current trends in health care …

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Summer Wildlife Internship- MacKenzie Center-New

Join our team at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, WI; just 25 miles north of Madison, WI. Work directly with wildlife staff to care for the 14 different species of non-releasable native Wisconsin wild animals. This part time position (http://dnr.wi.gov/education/mackenzie/internship.html.) is responsible for duties associated with the care of live wild animals. The wildlife area is a teaching tool for …

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Wingra Family Medical Center – Community Resource Program-New

Community Resource Navigator Program - Summer 2017 Application are due Friday, March 3, 2017 Minimum Age/Education: Must be at least 18 years of age. Time commitment: Summer volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week. Must have availability between 9am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We can also schedule students on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from …

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Coral Restoration Foundation-New

Coral Restoration Foundation is accepting applications for the upcoming session of the Coral Restoration and Conservation Internship program. The program will run from late May 2017 to mid-August 2017. Please consider distributing this internship announcement to interested undergraduate and gradudate students. Internship description can be found HERE and dates/deadlines can be found HERE. Find the PDF announcement attached.

Students can email applications and/or questions to ashley@coralrestoration.org. Applications are due by March 1st, 2017

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Holden Forest & Gardens (The Holden Arboretum & Cleveland Botanical Garden) has multiple internship positions-New


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

 

Qualified applicants should submit a resume online:

 

http://www.holdenarb.org/workwithus/

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Career Exploration Center - February Workshops

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

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

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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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

University of New Mexico Post-Baccalurate Research and Education Program

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.

Other Opportunities and Events

Intellectual Property - STEM Open House-New

Please join the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich (www.michaelbest.com) to learn about patents, technical research, and legal writing, and explore how a STEM background could lead to a career in law. (For those interested in Summer Internships in Patent Law, see EDGE.) Michael Best is pleased to invite freshmen, sophomore, and junior STEM students who are in or …

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Study Abroad Open House-New

This Wednesday, February 15th from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the CALS Study Abroad team will host Grow Global with CALS, an open house for students interested in exploring study abroad options. Pop-up advising, free succulent plants, and refreshments offered. All UW-Madison students, regardless of primary school or college, are welcome on CALS study abroad programs! Wednesday, February 15 116 Ag Hall (reception …

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Biocore Science Nights & Info Sessions

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

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

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

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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