Student opportunities

WARF hiring grad students and post-docs for its Ambassadors program

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Ambassador Program enhances the vital connection between research on campus and technology transfer. Engaging students and post-docs to serve as WARF Ambassadors augments WARF's visibility and presence among researchers on campus. WARF is seeking graduate students and postdocs for the 2014-15 academic year to: Increase understanding and awareness of WARF's role across campus by creating opportunities for WARF staff to connect with researchers, including graduate students and postdocs Help set up sessions across campus to discuss WARFs technology commercialization process Encourage students, staff and faculty to contact WARF with new inventions, questions and technology commercialization ideas Present information about WARF's technology commercialization process at campus poster sessions Participate in developing and planning the annual WARF Discovery Challenge Research Symposium Qualified applicants will: Be graduate students or postdocs in scientific or technical disciplines Have substantially completed their coursework, ideally having achieved dissertator status or equivalent Obtain approval from their supervisor or major professor to participate in the program Be able to commit 5-10 hours/month to the program Particularly strong applicants are energetic, effective at networking with students, faculty and staff on campus and have an interest in ...
Monday, July 28th, 2014
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WARF hiring grad students and post-docs for its Ambassadors program
Events

Urban Horticulture Field Day at West Madison – Aug. 9

The West Madison Agricultural Research Station will host its annual Urban Horticulture Field Day on August 9 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Come visit the beautiful 8-acre trial and demonstration garden. UW experts will be available to answer questions on insects, disease, and garden-related topics. Sample produce, tour the large collection of annual and perennial flowers and learn techniques to improve your home vegetable garden. Visit: universitydisplaygardens.com  
Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Urban Horticulture Field Day at West Madison – Aug. 9
Healthy Ecosystems

Blog features updates and reflections on Yahara Watershed research

Yahara in situ is the blog of the UW-Madison's Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) project, a five-year, NSF-funded endeavor to understand how water and the benefits people derive from nature could change over time. The blog is a collection of research updates, reflections, and images from the project’s diverse team of scientists. Like the WSC project's research, the blog is focused on Wisconsin’s Yahara Watershed, a place that is both unique and representative of the Upper Midwest. Since our research is place-based, we are doing things “in situ”–hence, the blog’s name. This blog is part of the project's effort to make its exciting research accessible to a broader audience and to connect it with life in the Yahara Watershed. Learn more about the WSC project at https://wsc.limnology.wisc.edu/.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Blog features updates and reflections on Yahara Watershed research
Events

CALS at the State Fair–A week from Wednesday

On Wednesday, August 6, hundreds of faculty and staff will head to West Allis for UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. We're excited to have a large contingent of CALS folks in the "CALS Corner" this year! It will feature cheese making, stories about historic CALS, pollinators, vegetables, lawn care, leaf cutter ants, and of course, miniature golf through a GIANT wheel of cheese. And so much more! If you bring new, unopened school supplies to a State Fair admissions gate or make a cash donation to the Wisconsin Alumni Association to go towards the purchase of supplies, you receive $4 off adult admission until 4 p.m. One discount per item donated. In 2013, during UW–Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair, 125, 55-gallon bags of school supplies were collected along with $5,500 in cash donations. Supplies went to students at several Milwaukee public schools.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
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CALS at the State Fair–A week from Wednesday
Awards and honors

Dairy Science Association honors Randy Shaver

Randy Shaver was awarded the American Dairy Science Association Nutrition Research Award. The annual award is jointly sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and ADSA. More info here.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Dairy Science Association honors Randy Shaver
Awards and honors

Ron Seely to receive Sierra Club’s David Brower Award for environmental reporting

Congratulations to Ron Seely, senior lecturer in life sciences communications, who was recently selected to receive the Sierra Club’s 2014 David Brower Award. The award recognizes outstanding environmental reporting or editorial comment that contributes to a better understanding of environmental issues.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Ron Seely to receive Sierra Club’s David Brower Award for environmental reporting
Extension and Outreach

Wanted: Exploration stations for Wisconsin Science Fest, Oct. 16–19

Here we are approaching the dog days of summer, and yet it's also time to start looking ahead to the UW-Madison science outreach calendar for 2014-2015. This coming year will include at least three major multi-day events that welcome the public to their public, land-grant research university:  The Wisconsin Science Festival October 16-19, UW-Madison Science Expeditions March 19-21, and Engineering Expo over three days in mid April. As the committee that is organizing the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo, we are delighted to invite you to present a hands-on Exploration Station featuring your research or outreach work. The Exploration Stations for Discovery Expo will be hosted by the Town Center in the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard. We're especially looking for Exploration Stations on Thursday October 16, Friday October 17, and Sunday October 19.  Happily (and thanks to many of you),  we're already fully booked for Saturday October 18. The Exploration Stations on Thursday and Friday will run from 9 am to 2 pm and will be working primarily with school children.  We are expecting 1500 students ranging from elementary to high school.  They'll be coming from ...
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Wanted: Exploration stations for Wisconsin Science Fest, Oct. 16–19
Business Services & Payroll

Benefits information session for grad students: Aug. 25 in Babcock Hall

The Department of Food Science has arranged to have campus HR specialists present a benefits information session for new graduate assistants in Babcock Hall on Monday, August 25 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. Students from other departments are welcome to attend. The program is for all new students with graduate assistantships (RA, TA, PA or AOF fellows).  The HR specialists will walk the students through the forms needed for payroll as well as the health insurance benefits.  Representatives available from the health insurance companies will also be on hand to answer questions. The seminar is also available at other times and locations, but not on this end of campus. See here for more locations and information.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Benefits information session for grad students: Aug. 25 in Babcock Hall
Events

Tuesday: Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day

Here's the agenda for the Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day, Tuesday, July 29 at the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Facility.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Tuesday: Wisconsin Turfgrass Summer Field Day
Events

Save the date: Agronomy/Soils Field Day on Aug. 27

The 2014 Agronomy/Soils Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 27 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station. Registration begins at 8 a.m. See the agenda for details.
Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Save the date: Agronomy/Soils Field Day on Aug. 27