WiscAMP News & Events
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 racism, discrimination and prejudice
To increase accessibility of resources and services
To educate the majority
To change the culture of your discipline
To pave a pathway for minority students in doubt of pursuing a degree
To inspire and motivate each other
To show that it is possible
To shape the outlook for our communities
To spread knowledge
Challenging the norms
We are needed to inspire other individuals like us to choose STEM as a major, show them that they can & will succeed and to be an enabler for change.
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 February 20, 2016. The morning leadership development workshop was led by Dr. Jerry Whitmore of the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE). The luncheon featured a graduate student panel with four WiscAMP Bridge to the Doctorate students. Beatriz Camacho (Chemistry), Katrina Carter (Physiology), Darian James (Biomedical Engineering) and Godwin Ashley Dilibe Offiah Civil & Environmental Engineering) presented their research and discussed their paths to success in STEM.
The luncheon was followed by a poster session. You can see a highlight video of the event here.
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.