New interactive mural invites exploration and engagement with science
A multilayered mural painted in bold colors now hangs in the atrium of the Discovery Building, depicting the many facets of STEM research and inspiring new generations to engage in science. Painted QR codes make the mural interactive, drawing the viewer into the stories of renowned and lesser known Wisconsin scientists whose contributions have shaped society.
WISELI recognized for improving gender diversity in academia
Today, WISELI views UW–Madison as a “living laboratory” to study gender equity, diversity, and climate; implement evidence-based solutions; and measure success.
WCER launches $1.5 million internship study of six Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The NSF-funded study aims to examine students’ experiences with their internships and how these experiences may impact their future wages, employment status and vocational self-efficacy.
Starting June 27, free summer course will build STEM teaching skills
In the learning community, participants will draw on their experiences from a variety of disciplines to apply the course ideas and tackle common teaching challenges.
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.