The University of Wisconsin–Madison joins eight U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has announced a significant stipend increase for graduate student teaching and project assistants. The increase, 13.3 percent to current stipends, raises the campus minimum from $16,196 to $18,350 for nine-month, 50 percent appointments.
Dear graduate students, faculty, staff, and deans, By now you have heard in early mockups of H.R. 1 The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, there is language that would eliminate a section of current IRS code …
Student organizations are great for catering to student interests, culture and identity, but as fields become more diverse and interdisciplinary, students are developing niches that don’t necessarily fit into a “one size fits all” organization. Catalyst for Science Policy – founded by a few passionate Ph.D. students with some start-up support from the Graduate School – is one such organization.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School has been selected to take part in a $2 million multi-institutional grant, aimed at studying PhD career pathways. The Graduate School will be awarded $80,000 to collect data on doctoral alumni and current students, to be used for program improvement.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison employs over 2,000 teaching assistants across a wide variety of disciplines. The contributions of TAs in the classroom, lab, studio and field are essential to the University’s education mission. In order …
As engineers, Mehrdad Arjmand and Aaron Olson strive to make a global impact through their work as researchers and entrepreneurs. The pair recently co-founded NovoMoto—a startup working to provide clean, renewable, and sustainable electricity to communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is now third in the nation for number of PhDs awarded, according to 2015 data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), a federally funded project that has collected this data for nearly 60 years.
When broken down by broad field, the 836 PhDs conferred last year place UW–Madison second in physical and earth sciences graduates, fourth in life sciences, and in the top 15 for all other fields. In total, American universities awarded 55,006 PhDs in 2015, a number that continues to rise, albeit more slowly in recent years.
Collaborative training grants are typically associated with the biological sciences – but that may soon change. The University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School is using the training grant model to pilot an innovative fellowship program in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.