Biology Major Newsletter - February 22, 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

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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Peace Corps Open House-New

Come to hear from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experiences in Service. Ask questions about what life is like as a PC Volunteer, and don't forget to pick up some refreshments!          March 1 3 - 5pm Morgridge Center for Public Service, The Round Room

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Undergraduate Symposium Application

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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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

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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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

Badger Bridge: Exploring Careers through Alumni Connections-New

Badgerbridge.com connects students to alumni across majors and professions. Learn about career and internship opportunities, gain helpful advice, and examine ways your education can lead to fulfilling careers. Don't explore career options alone. Your fellow Badgers want to help. February 28 12 - 1pm Ingraham Hall, Room 114 Register here..

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Ecology Job Fair for Undergraduates-New

Date: Thursday, February 23rd Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location: Birge Hall Atrium Are you looking for an ecology-related job for the summer? Come to the 10th annual Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair to meet representatives from environmental non-profits, ecology-based departments and labs, and local green businesses! Click here for more information. 

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Epic Day at UW-New

 
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Description
Epic recruiters will be on campus to discuss employment opportunities for students in ALL majors. Join us for: Lunch/Networking 11am – 12:30pm Engineering Hall, Room 1413 Breakout Sessions (choose one) 1 – 2pm “Anthropology to Zoology: How to Build a Career in Software with a Liberal Arts Background” (Union South, TITU) OR “Think Outside the Box: Using your STEM Degree in Healthcare IT” (Engineering Hall, 1610) Demo and Tech Talk 3:30 – 5pm Engineering Hall, 1610
Cost
Free (lunch included)
Contact
262-3923, mailto:alex.peirce@wisc.edu
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Health Professions Shadowing Program

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

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

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

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

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Date
Thursday, February 23, 2017,1 p.m.
Description
Are you planning to study abroad or interested in applying but not sure how to fund the experience? Then attend this information session to learn more! Co-presented with the Office of Student Financial Aid and International Academic Programs, this session will review the cost of study abroad options, using financial aid, searching for and applying to scholarships and creative fundraising ideas.

Other Opportunities and Events

Graduate School Q&A-New

Interested in pursuing graduate school after graduation?  Join us to answer your questions about Graduate School, and enjoy free food! The panel consists of two microbiology grad students, a cell & molecular, molecular & environmental toxicology, and botany student. Thursday, Feb. 23rd @6:30pm 1420         Microbial Sciences Hosted by the UW Microbiology Club EMAIL: uwmicrob@gmail.com FACEBOOK: Madison Microbiology Club

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