Tag Archives: diversity

A pattern of success

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by .

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The Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is helping to change the landscape of the STEM fields By Jasmine Sola Even at 6:30 a.m. on a weekday, Bascom Hill is filled with students making their way up and down that legendary, dreaded incline. Add a few hours, and most students would be trudging to [...]

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Strong engineers, strong community

Posted on 25. Jul, 2014 by .

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A student’s first few weeks on campus can determine the social connections, academic confidence, access to UW-Madison resources and opportunities, and other factors that affect his or her entire college career. For the L.E.E.D. (Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity) Scholars Program, that period is an important part of making sure the College of Engineering [...]

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A blueprint for success: Helping transfer students overcome any obstacle

Posted on 02. May, 2013 by .

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Growing up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Daniel Ramirez eyed the circuitry of arcade cabinets with wonder. But turning that ambition into a career as an engineer was a pipe dream. “After high school, I figured that I wasn’t going to be able to afford college,” he says. Instead, he focused on building a family with his [...]

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Moving a great college forward

Posted on 01. May, 2013 by .

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As my first opportunity as dean to reach the 45,000-plus College of Engineering alumni, let me express my great enthusiasm for the future of this college, for our profession as a whole, and for the chance to work with you. Engineering today is at the very heart of many national and global priorities. My goal [...]

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The Engineering Summer Program

Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by .

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Building support that lasts a lifetime Although he spent his career traveling all over the world, Kevin Bell says that in some ways, a summer in 1980 spent in Madison felt particularly lonely and foreign—yet overwhelmingly exciting. That summer, on the offhand recommendation of a Washington, D.C., neighbor who had attended the University of Wisconsin [...]

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Hands-on engineering, the Camp Badger way

Posted on 06. Oct, 2011 by .

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For six weeks in summer 2011, more than 200 kids and more than a dozen facilitators, many of them area teachers and UW-Madison engineering students, hiked, bussed to, and generally scoured the UW-Madison campus, local attractions and area companies. These educational excursions were all part of the 14th annual Camp Badger, a one-week residential program [...]

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Preparing kids for college

Posted on 04. Oct, 2011 by .

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The Engineering Summer Program When a group of high school students gets together to decide the best way to text while riding a bicycle, the expected result would probably involve mangled spokes and a broken limb or two. But during the UW-Madison Engineering Summer Program (ESP), high school juniors and seniors approach such problems as [...]

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From the Menominee Forest to Madison

Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 by .

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Engineering a path for American Indian transfer students If a UW-Madison faculty member is late to work, it’s likely due to traffic. When Diana Morris, dean of instruction at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN), was late one morning, it was because a bear was sitting on her car. CMN is located at the southern [...]

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EXPO, olympiad, student exchange

Posted on 29. Sep, 2011 by .

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THOUSANDS EXPERIENCE SCIENCE AT SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERING EXPO Standing anywhere in the Engineering Centers Building atrium April 14, 15 and 16, it was impossible to ignore the bass thundering out of a very large stereo speaker located at the north end of the building. This was no ordinary speaker. “Just last night,” said electrical engineering PhD [...]

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Creating pathways to engineering success

Posted on 28. Sep, 2011 by .

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As the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates the “Year of the Wisconsin Idea,” recognizing a century of contributions to the greater public good, it’s worth reflecting on how ingrained that tradition has become in engineering. The Wisconsin Idea drives us to extend the benefits of UW-Madison work to the citizens of the state and beyond. We [...]

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