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Need Volunteers for Diversity Recruitment

CALS Undergraduate Programs and Services is looking for people interested in being involved with recruitment programs designed to attract underrepresented students to our college. A number of relationships have been established with student populations in targeted areas such as Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and the Twin Cities to provide pathways for dispersing information to prospective students and families.

We need faculty, staff, and students who are willing to serve as ambassadors in cementing these connections. Our goal is to promote the educational and career opportunities that can be afforded students in our key fields of interest: Food, Health, Agriculture, and Environment. This can be accomplished through facilitated engagement of students in coordinated research activities. Our request is for you to contact Assistant Dean Thomas Browne at tbrowne@cals.wisc.edu if you are interested in any or all of the following activities:

1. Providing lectures and workshops at selected schools that stimulate interest in careers in science and research.
2. Serving as mentors to science teachers and students in middle and high school to help develop curriculum and research ideas.
3. Being willing to provide workshops and visits to your department or lab facilities as part of a campus visit.
4. Being willing to provide internship and research experiences for pre-college students in the summer months.

We would like to generate a database of volunteers, so we can easily solicit folks to participate in planned activities with our targeted populations. We also are interested in gathering information about programs or populations that you may be engaged in that serve the same goals. Better coordination of resources for outreach efforts is a desired outcome.

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