Biology Major Newsletter - December 7, 2016

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Announcements and Updates

• Career/Internship Events and Workshops 

• Academic Workshops and Opportunities 

• Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events 

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

• December 15, last day of Fall classes

• December 18, Fall Commencement

Announcements and Updates

 For Fall 2016 graduates: 

"Diplomas are mailed out approximately eight (8) weeks after your school/college has notified the Office of the Registrar that you have completed all your degree requirements.
 
Diplomas are NOT mailed out for students who have a hold(s) on their record. Please clear up any holds on your record as soon as possible so that you may receive your diploma in a timely manner. You can find information about holds in your Student Center. If you clear your hold after the commencement date, please contact us at registrar@em.wisc.edu to have your diploma mailed out." [from https://registrar.wisc.edu/diploma.htm]
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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

  The Nature Conservancy                    NEW

Volunteer Position: Digital Photography Editor Job Family: Marketing and Membership Location: Madison, Wisconsin The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life …

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Catalent Pharma Hiring Expo                         NEW

Catalent is the world’s #1 drug development, delivery and supply partner. We’re hiring many qualified candidates for our rapidly growing business in Madison, WI. Date & Time: Thursday, December 8 From 3PM – 8PM Location: Catalent Offices 726 Heartland Trail Madison, WI 53717 Event is complimentary. Please register to the right. Out-of-town candidates are encouraged to attend. Relocation available for …

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   Computational Biology Intern        NEW

A rare undergraduate internship in Bioinformatics is posted to BuckyNet.  DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be. The Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Systems group at DuPont Pioneer is seeking an …

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Research Specialist Position                         NEW

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has released PVL #88538, Research Specialist. Please click on this link for more details and access to the job description. This could be a good opportunity for upcoming December graduates! Degree and area of specialization: B.S. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related field of study. The assured consideration date …

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Internship Course                                           NEW

Students who have an internship this spring might want to consider enrolling enroll in INTER LS 260, a 1-credit online course. This course is open to all students, regardless of year in school or major. INTER LS 260, INTERNSHIP IN THE LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES, 1 credit. Session Dates: January 17 – May 12 Asynchronous online format Inter LS 260 …

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    MacKenzie Center Internship 

The Department of Natural Resource’s MacKenzie Center is looking for students to join our 2017 Spring Education Internship Program. Work in the field of Natural Resources, gain valuable experience, and build your resume!  The MacKenzie Center is located 25 miles north of Madison in Poynette, WI.  Learn more about our programs by searching “MacKenzie” at dnr.wi.gov.

Application deadline is January 13, 2017

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  Weekend Naturalist Exhibit Position        

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) in Monona seeks qualified, energetic individuals to join its weekend team in a dynamic indoor/outdoor position educating the public on a variety of environmental and natural history topics Staff is now being hired to assist with ALNC’s weekend public programming, events, exhibits, guided tours, and other activities related to topics such as local flora …

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Academic Workshops and Opportunities

Funding for Foreign Language Study!          NEW

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships & awards Students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions & open houses to learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and awards at UW-Madison. FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW's National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language …

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Social Justice Leadership Retreat      NEW

The Social Justice Leadership Retreat helps educate students about the concepts of social justice and racial justice by exploring their own stories and the stories of others and how these intersect with issues of oppression and privilege.  Students will establish contacts and support networks across campus and develop skills to be effective allies and change agents. Join the Multicultural Student …

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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

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  Wisconsin Idea Fellowships      NEW

The Wisconsin Idea is the driving mission to ensure that the education and research at UW-Madison is used to benefit communities beyond our campus borders. Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working towards solving a challenge identified along with local or global community partner. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate …

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Multiple Scholarship Opportunities          

An incredible scholarship opportunity for women in STEM - This is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity and could be awarded to either current undergrads or high school seniors entering college next year. The deadline is December 11, 2016.

Two scholarship opportunities available for undergraduates intending to go to medical school. Apply by January 9, 2017 for consideration through the Scholarships@UW-Madison portal.

The Walter R. Ebling Scholarship (any school or college) awards up to $5,000 to a WI high school graduate with junior (3rd year) or senior (4th year) status intending to go to the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

The Mathea Helen and Lawless Louis Mollere Pre-Medicine Scholarship awards up to $9,000 to a junior or senior to a College of Letters & Science student with financial need.  There is a special emphasis on the importance of exploration of the liberal arts experience.

For more information contact scholarships@saa.ls.wisc.edu

Conservation Scholars Program - Univ of Washington                                        

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington (DDCSP@UW) is now accepting applications for our next cohort of scholars. We are reaching out to freshmen or sophomores with a passion for conservation and environmental justice.

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Other Opportunities and Events

Student Leader Positions                                NEW

The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) is now hiring student leaders to help connect first-year students to UW-Madison. We’re looking to fill a variety of positions: New Student Leaders, Orientation Assistants, Transfer Ambassadors, Social Media Interns, and Undergraduate Teaching Fellows. If you know of any students who might be interested in serving in one of these leadership roles, please encourage them to …

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Tutors Needed for Fall 2016                       

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) is in need of tutors for courses including Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Physics, Stats and more. Tutors can earn $9.00 to start.

Eligibility: Grade of AB or higher in the course to tutor, are currently enrolled at UW-Madison with a 2.75 GPA or higher, and want to help other students.

If you are interested, email Africa Lozano at Africa.lozano@wisc.edu.