A letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, drafted by WISCIENCE Director Janet Branchaw and colleagues.
An update on which of our courses will be offered in spirng 2022.
WISCIENCE Public Service Fellow Adrian George partnered with the Policy & Engagement Coordinator at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to develop a strategy for the identification of risk and disproportionate impacts of pollution and climate change for communities in Wisconsin. They researched other states’ approaches to environmental justice screening and analyzed Wisconsin’s existing data to write a proposal recommending a methodology to be used to best approach these environmental impacts on a large-scale initiative in Wisconsin.
Research Peer Leader Drop-in Hours, Find a Mentor Workshops, and More
As this challenging academic year winds down, it can be especially valuable for grad students to take the time to consider where they’re headed, writes Steve Lee and WISCIENCE faculty director Janet Branchaw.
During his remarkable 24-year career with WISCIENCE, Kevin Niemi, who retired in January 2021, was a leader in identifying and developing partnerships with community members and organizations. He brought his expertise in STEM education to K-12 students, to UW–Madison students, and to teachers in school districts throughout the state, nation and even the world, primarily in Thailand.
An update on which of our courses will be offered in fall 2021.
Dr. Kevin Niemi was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) for his outstanding life-long work with Science Education in Wisconsin. WSST recognizes teachers of science annually for their achievements. The Ron Gibbs Award is given to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in science education over a long and distinguished career in Wisconsin.
The Wonderful World of Microbes – a fascinating and beautifully illustrated zine about the widespread influence of tiny organisms we usually can’t see.