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UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars

February 21, 2020

Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.

UW–Madison scientists part of $12.8 million effort to improve cranberries and blueberries

February 20, 2020

Ultimately, enhanced DNA tools will allow breeders to select the qualities they want in the berries and more quickly incorporate them into new cultivars.

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