Our philosophy is clear and time-tested: The creation of new knowledge through research depends on educational excellence and graduate education is perfected through research. Our graduate students, and the work they do, illustrate this synergistic relationship. This Wisconsin tradition is built on a foundation of world-class faculty, diverse students determined to succeed, research innovation and facilities and programs second to none. This page is dedicated to telling the stories of our many successful graduate students.
Jackie Edmunds is a UW–Madison graduate student, using GPS to track the success of rehabilitated birds after they are released. She works at the Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center while pursuing a master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development. Photo courtesy of – Dane County Humane Society FLWC, Jackie Edmunds More »
Working with glass and neon, Rory Erler Wakemup draws on his Native American culture, his own experience in the Lakota Sun Dance ceremony, pop culture, and humor to make and perform art with a strong message.He is the winner of the 2015 Chazen Museum Prize to an outstanding MFA student. Photo courtesy of the artist More »
Lewin began with a childhood interest in nature. Now, as part of UW–Madison’s microbiology doctoral training program, she has helped turn her research into classroom experiments that are done in high-school and college. More »
John Van Arsdale, a 3rd Year MFA Design Tech Grad Student at UW–Madison, has won the USITT KM Fabric Technical Productions award. The award celebrates his work as a Technical Director in the University Theater’s 2014 production, The Yellow Boat; American Players Theater production of The Doctor’s Dilemma in Spring Green; and the Four Seasons Theatre Company’s Kiss Me, Kate, which opened the newly renovated Wisconsin Union Theater last summer.
During these productions he focused on his rigging design, how elements were to be built, and producing drawings for the carpenters.
UW–Madison graduate students Julia Nepper and Kevin Heylman will be traveling to Lindau, Germany this summer to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other researchers from around the world. Photo by C. Flemming/2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. More »
Commissioned by a consortium of bass trombones, the Kleinhammer Sonato by John Stevens is a significant entry into the bass trombone repertore. Mr. Stevens has been a prolific composer for brass, with over fifty original compositions to his credit.
This new work, organized by bass trombonist Alan Carr, is dedicated to the late Edward Kleinhammer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Emily Adams has been honored by the 2015 David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts. The award provides support for women graduate students to facilitate the chance to present their work in a public forum. Photo credit – Emily Adams More »
Amanda Ochsner is a Ph.D. candidate at UW–Madison writing a dissertation about women and digital game design, and the reasons why so few women are game designers. In addition, she works with adolescent girls to get them interested in coding and game design early on. More »
Graduate Students in biomedical engineering (BME) at UW–Madison believe that community outreach is an important part of their academic experience. BME students like Kirby Campbell spend personal time outside of class or lab participating in events like Saturday Science at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the biannual Wisconsin Engineering Expo and the Wisconsin Science Festival every fall. Student organizations like the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for optics and photonics (SPIE) provide professional development for engineering and science students. Members of the UW–Madison chapters of these organizations are expected to engage in K-12 and community outreach. “Our students have far exceeded the expectations in carrying out these important service activities”, notes Paul Campagnola, faculty advisor for OSA and SPIE. More »