As the world's population continues to increase, so does the need for sustainable and secure food systems. A new student contest run by the University of Wisconsin–Madison advances the idea that long-term solutions in agriculture cannot draw on innovations from only one discipline.
Ten projects ranging from expanding higher learning opportunities for low-income residents of Madison to designing and constructing a biogas system in Uganda have been chosen as spring 2013 recipients of Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grants.
This year’s Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards ceremony will recognize 135 UW–Madison winners of the Hilldale Fellowship, the Herfurth and Kubly Awards, the Holstrom Environmental Scholarship and the University Book Store Awards, as well as winners of the national Goldwater, Udall and Truman scholarships and more.
Wisconsin senior Ryan Evans has been named the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as athletics, the Sports Scholars Awards honors students of color who have made academic and athletic achievement a winning combination.
A team of five students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison La Follette School won first place for their strategies to combat childhood obesity in a national public affairs competition in Washington, D.C., March 22-23.
International Academic Programs (IAP), the largest study abroad office at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has launched a scholarship program that offers individual awards starting at $2,500 to enable more students to study abroad and then share their experiences with the campus community after they return.
Displaying more than a dozen inventions that could prove useful for individuals, workplaces or even entire manufacturing processes, University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate students will square off in a matchup of creativity, resourcefulness and craftsmanship during the annual UW–Madison Innovation Days competitions, held Feb. 7 and 8 on the UW–Madison engineering campus.