Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)


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WiscAMP Bridge to the Doctorate

Inaugral cohort to begin Fall 2015


The National Science Foundation has awarded WiscAMP our first Bridge to the Doctorate (WiscAMP-BD). We will receive $987,000 to help support the first 2 years of graduate study for a cohort of 12 new graduate students in STEM disciplines at UW-Madison. This establishes a graduate school component to the existing WiscAMP programming.

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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 ...

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WiscAMP Student Spotlight

J. Miguel Hernandez Ochoa in TomahJ. 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.