With NASA award, PhD student seeks answers to life’s biggest questions

Lena Vincent started her career as a graduate student with big questions: How did life begin? Does life exist elsewhere in the universe?

“Realizing that you can turn these existential questions that everyone asks themselves into a scientific career was really exciting,” said Vincent, a PhD student in David Baum’s lab at UW–Madison.

From the Dean: A message to our community

The death of George Floyd has deeply affected all members of our community, especially our Black and Brown students and colleagues. I would like to echo Chancellor Blank’s message, express how moved I was by Deputy Vice Chancellor Sim’s message, and reiterate our institutional commitment to combat racism, hate, and violence.