Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) is an alliance of 18 colleges and universities across the state of Wisconsin. WiscAMP activities at all Alliance institutions are training a diverse STEM workforce for Wisconsin and the world.

WiscAMP Alliance institutions collectively work to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who:

  • Complete their baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines
  • Pursue graduate degrees in STEM
  • Persist in STEM career pathways

For information about WiscAMP and its programs, please contact Dr. Donald L. Gillian-Daniel at dldaniel@wisc.edu

Dr. Gabriel Zayas-Cabán

Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Zayas-Caban is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds an affiliate appointment with the Berbee Walsh Department of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health. His research is in operations research with an emphasis on healthcare delivery. His recent focus is on emergency department admission decisions and care transitions. He also has some recent work on evaluating the impact of diverting non-violent offenders to substance use disorder treatment. Before coming to Wisconsin, Gabriel was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University’s Center for Applied Mathematics He received his B.A. in Mathematics from the University of South Florida.


Dr. Markus Brauer

Department of Psychology

Markus Brauer is professor in the Department of Psychology and Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has secondary affiliations in the Wisconsin School of Business and the School of Medicine and Public Health. Born and raised in Germany, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1994).  He then worked for 17 years as a research scientist in the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,” the French counterpart to the National Science Foundation.  He joined the University of Wisconsin in 2011.  In his research, Markus Brauer examines the social aspects of human cognition, motivation, and behavior. He develops and tests interventions aimed at changing people’s behaviors in a variety of domains, such as diversity, sustainability, and workplace behaviors. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and chapters, has obtained numerous grants, and is member of the editorial board of the top scientific journals in his field.


Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) acknowledges that the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW–Madison and WiscAMP respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.