Daniel Lecoanet, who will graduate with comprehensive honors from University of Wisconsin–Madison this spring with a double major in math and physics, has won a five-year, no-strings-attached fellowship to pursue graduate studies.
Each spring, the Leadership Trust Award, offered by the Letters & Science Honors Program, grants up to two students with awards equal to two semesters of tuition (currently totaling more than $8,000) plus project funds up to $3,000.
A system to make fruit tree pesticide spraying safer for people and the environment won the top prize and $10,000 in the Schoofs Prize for Creativity, an annual competition at the University of Wisconsin–Madison that rewards innovative and marketable ideas.
Work on a project to provide a Haitian community with hydroelectric power has won the University of Wisconsin–Madison's chapter of Engineers Without Borders a prestigious United Nations engineering award.
Continuing the University of Wisconsin–Madison's strong tradition of global engagement, the campus is ranked once again in the top 10 of research institutions nationwide in the number of Fulbright Fellowships awarded to students.
Graduate students and faculty in the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Joint Program in Mass Communications landed several awards - the most in recent memory - at a national conference for journalism educators this week.
Two young women who have shown perseverance and determination in pursing their bachelor's degrees have been named recipients of this year's two University of Wisconsin–Madison Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Awards.
In recognition of the earth-friendly biofuel technology he helped develop, a University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate student has been selected to receive a prestigious national award from the American Chemical Society.
Steven Skroch, a University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate student in biomedical engineering, is one of five students nationwide chosen to help inaugurate an international program in entrepreneurship by the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation.