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.
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.
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.
The National Academy of Sciences study focuses on undergraduate and graduate mentoring of individuals traditionally marginalized in STEMM.
“(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.”
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.
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).
Ann Haase Kehl retired after 15 years helping to support women entering fields where they have traditionally been rare.
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.
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.
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.
The Delta Program has helped to prepare hundreds of UW–Madison graduate students for faculty positions in STEM fields.
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.