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.
When most people think of Bill Gates, they think computers. But when UW–Madison’s 14 Gates Millennium Scholars think of the renowned computer genius, they are probably reminded of their own promising futures.
Two University of Wisconsin–Madison student-built snowmobiles swept the 2009 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge, winning both competition divisions: the National Science Foundation Award for the best sled in the zero-emissions division and the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Award for first place in the internal-combustion division.
Students interested in the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Community Internship Program (KECIP), an innovative opportunity for students to become social entrepreneurs, are invited to attend an informational session on Wednesday, March 11.
Last December, when Siavash Sarlati responded to President-elect Barack Obama's national challenge and organized an informal health care reform discussion group in his father's Milwaukee home, he never dreamed it would turn into a trip to the White House.