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A hands-on exploration of science

Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.

UW–Madison to co-lead $10 million grant to cultivate STEM faculty

To broaden participation in STEM programs and fields, the National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $10 million NSF INCLUDES Alliance grant to be co-led by UW–Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Elementary and middle-school-aged girls show off their AI skills

A summer-term course for 4th- to 6th-grade girls taught them the basics of programming and AI, and even more importantly, taught them they belong in the STEM world.

UW–Madison awarded $1 million to support STEM transfer students

The team aims to increase the graduation rate of STEM transfer students across Wisconsin, many of whom come from rural communities or underrepresented minority groups.

UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

The National Academy of Sciences study focuses on undergraduate and graduate mentoring of individuals traditionally marginalized in STEMM.

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

“(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.