Category: Students

Partnerships with Department of Defense create opportunities for students

The U.S. Army will have a tough choice to make about William Cocke when he graduates in May 2019.

Cocke, a 4th year PhD student in UW–Madison’s Department of Mathematics and ROTC cadet, has cultivated several skills critical to national security and defense.

Cocke joined the Army ROTC Badger Battalion during his second year at UW–Madison, after his interest was piqued in U.S. Army Cyber Command—a component of the Army dedicated exclusively to cyberspace operations security. Once connected with the ROTC program, he also decided to study Urdu through Project Global Officer (GO). Continue reading

2018 Spring Scholarship Award Ceremony launches students abroad

The campus community gathered at Gordon Dining Commons on April 10 to celebrate the latest group of Badgers planning to studyintern, and research abroad. The 2018 Spring Scholarship Award Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate not only students adding an international dimension to their UW experience, but also the generosity of the donors who make the awards possible.

Scholarship Award Ceremony recipients

Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of the International Division at UW-Madison, expressed appreciation for parents, donors, and supporters. He also offered words of encouragement to scholarship recipients.

“Making new friends, experiencing new cultures, gaining academic perspectives from a different country, and even learning to navigate life in a new place—all of these and more are challenges and triumphs that await,” Podestá said. “We look forward to hearing your stories when you return.” Continue reading

UW Advance helps doctoral students from China learn and grow in Madison

When 33 PhD students from China’s Nanjing Agricultural University enrolled in the UW Advance program, they knew they’d get to discuss exciting ideas with faculty, researchers, and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This was their first taste of the Wisconsin Idea, the notion that the university’s knowledge should extend beyond the classroom, benefiting people around the world.

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Quite a mouthful: Mexican graduate student joins UW-Madison cheese judges at world championships

Judging the world’s best cheeses is essentially a search for defects, says Luis Alejandro Jiménez-Maroto, after a day of judging burrata, flavored pasteurized process cheese and aged Latin American hard cheeses at Monona Terrace in Madison.

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