Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)
WiscAMP Scholar Selected as 2015 Rhodes Scholar
UW-Eau Claire Materials Science major
Tayo A. Sanders II, a senior at UW-Eau Claire, is one of 32 Americans named as 2015 Rhodes Scholars. Tayo participated in the WiscAMP summer research program in materials science directed by WiscAMP Small Grants PIs Douglass Dunham and Marc McEllistrem. Find out more about Tayo's outstanding academic accomplishments here.
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WiscAMP Annual Meeting Success!
New initiatives for WiscAMP Phase III
The WiscAMP Annual Meeting kicked off with a pre-conference workshop on November 6 to pilot the Fair Play video game designed to reduce implicit bias. Players learned about the many different habits in thought and perception that can contribute to implicit bias. Player feedback will be used to develop the facilitator's guide. At the 2015 WiscAMP Annual Meeting, players who have already been part of the pilot trainings for the game will have the opportunity to be trained as facilitators. The Fair Play video game is a new initiative for WiscAMP Phase III. The game was developed through a National Institu... read more ...
WiscAMP Phase 3: 2014-2019!!
The National Science Foundation has officially renewed WiscAMP for another five years. As a senior alliance, WiscAMP will be continuing successful initiatives including the UW-MIlwaukee WiscAMP STEM Inspire Project, the Madison College WiscAMP Scholars Program, the WiscAMP Small Grants Program, and the Excel Summer program. New initiatives include:
- Alliance-wide professional development workshops for STEM faculty and academic staff,
- Dissemination of successful peer-mentoring practices,
- Graduate school outreach and engagement
- UW-Rock County WiscAMP Scholars Transfer Program
In continuing our work together to support studen... read more ...
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WiscAMP Student Spotlight
J. Miguel Hernandez Ochoa is a UW Madison student who transferred from Madison College, Fall 2013. He is majoring in horticulture and plans on getting a PhD in plant breeding. He visualizes himself managing a breeding program or working at a USDA germplasm conservatory. He is pictured here doing research on cranberries at cranberry farms in Tomah and Necedah through the IBS-SROP program at UW-Madison.