When Liliana Lule started college, she didn’t know she wanted to conduct her own research. Now, the UW–Madison senior is preparing to present on her latest project during Research in the Rotunda at the Wisconsin State Capitol before continuing her research as a graduate student.
Lule, who is a scholar in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, will be among the UW System students presenting on Wednesday, April 11 at Research in the Rotunda, the annual showcase of outstanding undergraduate researchers.
Twenty-six students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including 18 graduate students, have been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
The NSF fellowship program selects high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers, providing awardees with support for graduate research training in STEM fields.
While pollination ecologists around the world study how declines in habitat and emerging diseases affect bees, researcher Vera Pfeiffer is looking for attributes of systems that can sustain these and other native pollinators in places with a large human footprint.
“There’s evidence that cities can support very diverse pollinators,” said Pfeiffer, a PhD student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Landscape Conservation Lab at UW–Madison.
As prospective graduate students plan their educational pathways, accessible data about graduate institutions is increasingly valuable to inform those decisions. A new, interactive tool from the Graduate School now makes existing data available in a user-friendly format.
UW–Madison welcomed a new cohort into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society March 20, when five outstanding doctoral candidates were inducted into the local chapter.
The Coalition for Next Generation Life Science has released its first round of data in a project that seeks to inform current and prospective life sciences students about their career options.
History PhD candidate Sergio González researches and writes about families like his own, immigrants from Mexico who have helped shape Wisconsin’s story since the early 20th century.
Writing a dissertation can feel like a mountain you have to climb to finish your PhD, and often, one that you’re climbing alone. But graduate students at UW–Madison can embrace that journey with a group of other dissertators at the Mellon-Wisconsin Dissertation Writing Camp.