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144 new members join Phi Kappa Phi at UW–Madison

May 7, 2020

The UW–Madison chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1920 and has had a continuous presence on this campus ever since.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts 134 seniors in 2020

May 5, 2020

These initiates embody excellence in both depth and breadth of study in the liberal arts and sciences.  Approximately 5 percent of the Letters & Science senior class is inducted into the liberal arts and science scholar society.

UW–Madison graduate named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

May 4, 2020

At Stanford University, Ross Dahlke plans to research the connection between how people communicate online and how they behave offline in civic life.

Atypical path leads student to Truman Scholarship, one of country’s top academic honors

April 15, 2020

"I’ve been very lucky to have key teachers and mentors in my life. Without them, I wouldn’t have applied to college or run for student body president or applied for the Truman Scholarship. You have to find your allies and see your own potential.”

First Wave alumna awarded major graduate fellowship

July 31, 2019

Mackenzie Berry is the recipient of a $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of only six recipients nationwide this year to receive the fellowship.

Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

July 30, 2019

Graduate student Amy Niu is researching whether selfie-editing filters negatively or positively impact one’s evaluation of self.

Three students named Goldwater Scholars for science excellence

May 8, 2019

All three recipients have conducted research as undergraduates and plan to pursue doctorates in their respective fields.

Four UW–Madison student teams among final round “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” winners

April 25, 2019

The competition promotes innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions in Wisconsin.

UW–Madison student receives Udall Scholarship to further environmental work

April 24, 2019

Her goal, she says, is to create egalitarian learning opportunities and learning spaces so that all children have access to environmental education and the outdoors.

NSF awards 40 fellowships to UW–Madison students

April 22, 2019

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding, early-career graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Phi Kappa Phi inducts 152 members, announces nine fellowships

April 19, 2019

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 by a group of students who felt a need for an honor society that would recognize excellence across the whole range of academic disciplines.

Returning adult students honored for hard work through challenges

March 29, 2019

Aysha Dominquez takes a full load of classes, while raising a family and commuting from Beaver Dam. She, and Olivia Wine, won the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award.

UW–Madison alumna named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

March 6, 2019

The prestigious scholarship provides full funding for graduate study at Stanford. Applicants are evaluated based on independence of thought, purposeful leadership and a civic mindset

Students extend winning streak in fashion industry competition

January 16, 2019

UW­­–Madison students cleaned up in a prestigious national competition sponsored each year by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund — the fashion industry’s premier competition for gifted young designers, merchandisers, retailers and business majors.

Overcoming West Nile virus, student lands finalist spot for Marshall Scholarship

December 12, 2018

The West Nile virus, imparted by a single mosquito somewhere in the Australian Outback, robbed senior Neil Perry of his sophomore and junior year of high school. But, in numerous, individual ways, the virus simultaneously set off a chain reaction of self-discovery, dedication and exploration which continues to this day. It most recently landed him as a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Strong showing from Badgerloop at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

July 24, 2018

The UW–Madison Badgerloop team was among the top teams at the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, reaching the final four.