A Conversation with Biochemistry Student Jaitri Joshi

From identifying research areas of interest to navigating lab cultures, WISCIENCE’s undergraduate research programs are touchpoints for students during their time at UW–Madison. When undergraduate Jaitri Joshi graduates this spring, the biochemistry and life sciences communication double major will have spearheaded several WISCIENCE initiatives and been a WISCIENCE Undergraduate Research Peer Leader for over three years. Jaitri sat down with Department of Biochemistry communications specialist Catherine Steffel to share her story.

A Public Service Fellow’s projects has been integrated into an initiative at the governor’s office

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.

Kevin Niemi Wins Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award

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.