Students in STEM majors whose coursework included reflection on the relevance of basic science concepts in everyday life were more likely to stick with their science, technology, engineering and math majors.
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.
Today, WISELI views UW–Madison as a “living laboratory” to study gender equity, diversity, and climate; implement evidence-based solutions; and measure success.
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.
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.