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2022-23 CALS Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Awards recipients announced

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has selected the 2022-23 graduate fellowship recipients. The College would like to thank the donors for making these awards possible and the selection committees that reviewed the nominations.

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association established the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship to support a graduate student who demonstrates excellence in research in the areas of ground water resources research or potato research. The recipient of the 2022-23 award is:

  • Lin Song, Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics Program, Major Advisor – Jeff Endelman, Department of Horticulture

The estate of Elsa Thomsen established the Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships to support graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research. Three fellowships will be awarded for 2022-23. The recipients include:

  • Rafael Reis Domingues, Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program, Major Advisors – Laura Hernandez and Milo Wiltbank, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences
  • Yuchi Ma, Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Program, Major Advisor – Zhou Zhang, Department of Biological Systems Engineering
  • Malia Martin, Animal & Dairy Sciences Graduate Program, Major Advisors – Heather White and Kent Weigel, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences

The estate of Richard M. Heins, an alumnus of UW-Madison and CALS Board of Visitors member from 1996-1999, established the Richard M. Heins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship to support graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research. The recipient of the 2022-23 award is:

  • Weizheng Wang, Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Program, Major Advisor – Sundaram Gunasekaran, Department of Biological Systems Engineering

The Senator Robert Caldwell Fellowship in Agricultural and Life Sciences was established by Grace Caldwell Hopkins to support graduate research on behalf of her father, Senator Robert  Caldwell. The recipient of the 2022-23 award is:

  • Sena Field, Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Program, Major Advisor – Jimena Laporta Sanchis, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences

Congratulations to all of the recipients of these prestigious CALS awards.