Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)


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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 ...

Louis Stokes Leaves a Rich Legacy

Former congressman has died


Louis Stokes, for whom the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is named, passed away on Tuesday night. Learn more about his inspiring life here.

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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.