PhD student Alex Wang was named an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. Through the program he will have a chance to aid in the search for evidence of an extremely rare case where two Higgs boson particles appear at the same time, called di-Higgs production.
Two student-advisor pairs at UW–Madison have received Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI Gilliam Fellowships have a twofold mission: to support underrepresented PhD students to pursue scientific research and to foster more inclusive academic environments at institutions that are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
New and returning students alike are invited to attend the Graduate School’s Welcome Week events, happening August 30 through September 3.
The Graduate School has published its Annual Report 2020-2021. The Graduate School, led by Dean William J. Karpus, enrolls approximately 20 percent of the student body at UW–Madison, over 9,300 master’s and doctoral students.
Mengyao Niu, a PhD graduate in Microbiology from UW–Madison, is among this year’s cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows. The prestigious program seeks to develop the next generation of scientific leaders addressing the world’s most pressing problems.
Sociology PhD student Benny Witkovsky has been selected as a Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award winner for 2021 in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category for his thesis, “The Local Periphery: Small Cities and The Politics of Exclusion.”
All gardeners know what it’s like to try and weed a garden. Even when you keep up with it, sometimes you miss a root or a seed, and the weeds grow back.
As it turns out, this experience applies not only to human gardeners but also to a type of ant that farms its own garden of fungus.
PhD candidate Kirsten Gotting studies evolutionary biology and fungus-growing ants as a member of the Currie Lab in the Department of Bacteriology and the Genetics Training Program. The Currie Lab’s collection of leaf-cutter ants, one of many types of fungus-growing ant, offers a window into the relationships between the ants, the fungus, and other pathogens and bacteria.
PhD candidate Isabel Anadon has received a prestigious fellowship from the American Bar Foundation to support her research on immigration policy and criminal law. Anadon is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and a fellow with the UW Justice Lab.
Ten scholars have been inducted into the UW–Madison chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence at doctoral education and the professoriate.
Outstanding graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards for excellence in teaching and instructional continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic.