Biology Major Newsletter - January 18, 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

• January 17 - Instruction begins

• January 19 - Last day to cancel Spring enrollment without  transcript record.

• January 20 - Last day to enroll without $50 Late Enrollment Fee

• January 25 - Last day to drop courses or withdraw without DR or W grade notation on Transcript

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.


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."


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

Summer Internship

Full-time internship opportunity ($15.00 hour, June-August). Knowledge of the dairy industry and/or dairy farming is not necessary. CALS students given priority. The internship involves the development of software and website-based material designed to help Wisconsin and U.S. dairy farmers improve their marketing of their farm’s milk. The following is a more detailed description of the project and how this undergraduate …

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Wildlife Technician Internship - Summer 2017

The MacKenzie Center Wildlife Technician - Summer Internship 2017 Join the MacKenzie Center team 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. Position Summary: This part time position is responsible for duties associated with the care of live wild animals. …

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Catalent Internship in Middleton

Aerotek, Inc.  Catalent has two $15/hr internship for the next 6 months open for 3rd or 4th year undergrad students Shift:  1st Shift (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Minimum Requirements: • Associate’s Degree in technical discipline or related life science; or Current 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student in technical discipline or related life science program. • Ability to use …

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Spring Public Service Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

3PM at Union South, Varsity Hall

The Public Service Fair brings 65 nonprofit community partner organizations to campus to share their volunteer, internship and job opportunities with UW students.

Academic Workshops and Opportunities

UW-Madison Libraries:  What You Really Need to Know

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

4-5 p.m.

College Library, Room 1193D, Helen C. White Hall

New to the UW-Madison community?  Transferring from another college or unversity?  This workshopprovides an introduction to the many things the UW-Madison Libraries offer; the library catalog, journal databases, conveniences such a book retrieval and your online library account,and ways to get help finding and using campus library resources.  There will be time for questions.

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

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

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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Washington University Summer or Post-Bac Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? We have several programs at Washington University that may interest you! Are you considering a PhD?  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for our Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program ( The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented …

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Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program - University of Minnesota

Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP) at the University of Minnesota Sponsored by the Medical School Supporting undergraduate research excellence since 1989 Dates: June 1 – August 12, 2017 Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2017 Seven programs to choose from: • Cancer Research, Education and Training Experience (CREATE) – This NCI ‐ funded program places students in laboratories of …

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