Advancing Inclusive STEM Education for All
At WISCIENCE, the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement, we build and support communities of STEM learners, leaders, and practitioners. We deliver courses and programs in STEM disciplines that develop knowledge and skills for success in STEM; build STEM identities and confidence; provide professional development and engagement opportunities in teaching, community engagement, leadership, and research in STEM.
We foster inclusivity in STEM through initiatives and programs that support diverse populations at all stages of training and levels of exposure to STEM. We lead and collaborate on local and national efforts to improve STEM education by developing and disseminating evidence-based programs, curricula, resources, and other scholarly products.
December 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BioCommons, Ground floor of Steenbock Library
Study tips and managing your nerves on test day.
December 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BioCommons, Ground Floor at Steenbock Library
Join us at the BioCommons for crafts, study support, food, and fun as you prepare for final exams (or take a brain break). All are welcome!
What We Offer
Community Engagement Professional Development
These WISCIENCE programs and courses provide public service learning experiences that build science literacy for undergraduate and graduate students.
Leadership Professional Development
These WISCIENCE leadership programs and courses help students develop leadership knowledge and skills through the personal and professional development of themselves and others.
Research Professional Development
These courses and programs provide exploration into research on campus, professional development for students as they prepare for research careers, and provides consultations to support research mentor and mentee training in STEM across campus.
STEM Student Support
These WISCIENCE courses and programs are designed to benefit diverse populations of first-year or novice STEM undergraduate students.
Teaching Professional Development
These WISCIENCE professional development programs and courses are for graduate students and postdocs designed to improve teaching and mentoring in science.
WISCIENCE Collaborative Activities
WISCIENCE involves multiple partners, programs, and staff to increase the impact and access of STEM programming.
- Our programs and courses provide opportunities for STEM students to engage in mentorship, teaching, service, and leadership.
- Our STEM courses and programs promote diversity in STEM, educational innovation, engaged scholarship, outreach and collaboration.
- Our courses fulfill degree requirements, count towards the campus leadership certificate, and offer valuable preparation towards STEM careers.
- Students in our courses benefit from being part of a learning community, small class sizes, interactions with peer leaders, and getting connected to resources and opportunities.
Drop-In Advising with CALS @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BioCommons Round Table, Room 110C
Research Peer Leader Drop-In Hours (Steenbock Library) @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm BioCommons, Room 109 (Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Dr)
CALS Communicators Group Meeting @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm BioCommons, Ground Floor at Steenbock Library
Research Peer Leader Drop-In Hours (Steenbock Library) @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BioCommons, Room 109 (Steenbock Library, 550 Babcock Dr)
Research Peer Leader Drop-In Hours (College Library) @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am College Library 1209A (student services area)
News & Updates
Find out which WISCIENCE courses will be offered in spring 2024.
I talked to Katie Henzler-Wildman, a professor of biochemistry and co-director of the NMR facility at UW–Madison, about her experience with the Biological Interactions Summer Research Program organized by WISCIENCE. During this ten-week program, visiting …
Are you a graduate student or postdoc in the biosciences (or connected fields) considering a teaching career? If so, this program may be for you! Deadline: November 13.
Are you an undergrad student interested in gaining leadership skills and supporting your peers? You could become a WISCIENCE Peer Leader! This program trains undergraduate students to support their peers in WISCIENCE programs and courses. …
Are you a STEM graduate student or postdoc interested in the social and community impact of your work? If so, this program may be for you! Deadline: October 20, 2023.
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