Two dedicated UW–Madison staff members have been awarded the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Support. The award is a collaboration between the Graduate School and the Office of Undergraduate Advising.
Growing up as a golfer and someone passionate about sustainability, Michael Bekken wanted a career that would allow him to combine the two.
Coming to UW–Madison for graduate school not only allowed him to do that but also expanded his idea of what was possible for him – and has sent him in a new direction for his next journey in life.
Alumna Joy Huntington has always been motivated to understand others. She brought that mindset to her work as a PhD student in Design Studies at the UW–Madison School of Human Ecology, where her dissertation examined Madison’s history and how women shaped the urban landscape.
The National Science Foundation has selected 22 UW–Madison students to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship, a highly sought and competitive award.
Awardees from UW–Madison, including both undergraduate and graduate students, represent a variety of specializations across science, engineering, and technology. Another 23 UW–Madison students were recognized with honorable mentions.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed four graduate students and one postdoctoral research associate into the university’s chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society on March 29 in a ceremony attended by family, friends, and mentors.
UW–Madison graduate programs are once again ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”
UW–Madison has recognized Nathaniel Haack, former fellowship officer at the Graduate School, for excellent work making administrative improvements that benefit the campus community.
The Graduate School has selected four doctoral candidates and one postdoctoral researcher to be inducted into UW–Madison’s chapter of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in 2022: Kennia Coronado, Kendra Greendeer, Linda Park, Bo Peng, and Whitney Stevens-Sostre.
Using new technology to innovate lesson plans. Reducing anonymity in the classroom to engender a sense of community. Carrying greenhouse plants across campus so students can actually feel the leaves and smell the flowers. Facilitating programs designed to better meet the needs of young children experiencing homelessness. These are just some of the innumerable ways the 2021 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Award winners have made a positive impact at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and beyond.
When she was young, Elise Marifian was already curious about poverty and the major discrepancies between what people have or don’t have. Over time, other experiences underscored that curiosity and homed in on what would eventually become the topic of her PhD dissertation: the effect of TV advertising on college enrollment decisions.