Tag STEM

Brand New Badger: Daughter of Hmong immigrants part of national push for more women in technology

September 19, 2017

“(My parents) urged my oldest sister to go to college, and she became the role model for the rest of us,” Rosee Xiong says. “And now I’m hoping I can be a role model for other minority students and for my younger siblings.”

$1M grant to boost engineering education at College of Menominee Nation

June 1, 2017

A $1 million grant will help the College of Menominee Nation and UW–Madison enhance their collaboration and ultimately educate more Native students in STEM disciplines.

UW–Madison launches STEM Diversity Network

April 10, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has launched the STEM Diversity Network, a website and collection of resources for students, faculty and staff in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Retirement leaves big shoes to fill at women’s science community

November 18, 2016

Ann Haase Kehl retired after 15 years helping to support women entering fields where they have traditionally been rare.

Wisconsin School of Business MBA Programs first in country to receive STEM designation

October 6, 2016

Two specialized MBA programs that are part of the Wisconsin Full-Time MBA Program at the Wisconsin School of Business of the University of Wisconsin–Madison have become the first MBA programs in the country to receive a CIP code (Classification of Instructional Programs) with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) designation from the United States Department of Homeland Security.

UW-Madison wins two first-ever ‘NSF INCLUDES’ awards

September 13, 2016

Two projects of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research within UW–Madison’s School of Education are among those selected to receive first-ever National Science Foundation INCLUDES funding. The projects hope to develop bold new approaches for diversifying the science and engineering workforce of the United States.

Free online course empowers college STEM instructors to improve their teaching

May 31, 2016

Participants will learn innovative teaching strategies as well as how to collect data on how well these approaches are in their own classrooms.

Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW–Madison chemistry department

May 27, 2016

Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Chemistry Department.

Experience is the best teacher in creating a better STEM faculty

April 5, 2016

The Delta Program has helped to prepare hundreds of UW–Madison graduate students for faculty positions in STEM fields.

Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM

February 4, 2015

Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.

Media Advisory: Newsmaker who called out Microsoft CEO to speak Friday

October 15, 2014

Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, will discuss ways to increase women's participation in science and technology careers on Friday, Oct. 17.

Media Advisory: Great Lakes commits $7.2 million to support UW–Madison initiatives to increase number of STEM graduates nationwide

October 13, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m., University of Wisconsin–Madison Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf and Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation President and CEO Richard D. George will announce a major commitment to support initiatives aimed at increasing the number of students who graduate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and pursue professions in these fields.