WiscAMP Bridge to the Doctorate
Opportunities to broaden participation in STEM
WiscAMP is still anticipating a successful award for our WiscAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Cohort 2. Pending funding, the WiscAMP-BD will provide full funding for the first 2 years of graduate studies for a cohort of 12 students. We received funding for our first cohort of students in 2015 and are recommended for funding for a second cohort of 12 students in 2016. The WiscAMP-BD program works in collaboration with the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars, the SciMed ... read more ...
A Wall of Inspiration
From the 1st WiscAMP Student Leadership Symposium
Why do we need student leaders in STEM?
Different people (not one demographic) = new ideas and more collaboration
To inspire other students and reduce isolation
To create a support system and build communities
To create a more welcoming environment to encourage conversation
To increase cultural receptiveness
To decrease ra... read more ...
Leadership & Success
Spring 2016 Highlights
Congratulations to Darian James and J. Miguel Hernandez-Ochoa! Two WiscAMP students were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this spring. Darian James (Biomedical Engineering) is a first year WiscAMP Bridge to the Doctorate student. The second student, J. Miguel Hernandez-Ochoa was in the first cohort of the Madison College WiscAMP Scholars transfer preparation program. He graduated from UW-Madison in May and will begin his doctoral studies in horticulture at the University of California-Davis this fall.
WiscAMP students from across the state attended the first WiscAMP Student Leadership Symposium on Feb... 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.