Micheala Slind

Micheala Slind is a junior majoring in dairy science who recently received the William & Janice Ward Family Agricultural Enrichment Scholarship. She chose to attend UW-Madison because she knew she could stay closely connected to the agriculture industry she grew up in …

Natalie Hogan

Natalie Hogan, a sophomore majoring in dietetics and Spanish, hopes to practice nutrition education in schools, teaching kids about healthy foods. This past summer she honed her skills by gardening and cooking with school-age children in the Young Scientists Club, …

Becky Phillips

Becky Phillips is a sixth-year graduate student in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB). She works in the lab of biochemistry professor Ivan Rayment where she performs x-ray crystallography to understand the structure and function of kinesin. Kinesins are motor …

Erik Sanson

Entomology might seem like an unlikely research area for an undergrad whose goal is medical school. But biology major Erik Sanson has clocked in many hours of lab time studying deer ticks—more specifically,Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacteria transported by deer ticks—because …

Sarah Krier

Sarah Krier, a junior majoring in environmental studies and life sciences communication, had already spent two seasons as a camp counselor in Hudson. But this past summer she wanted to do something deeper: impart the teachings of Aldo Leopold to …

Matthew Stefely

Matt Stefely is a senior majoring in biochemistry. Under the guidance of Dave Pagliarini, associate professor of biochemistry, and graduate student Danielle Lohman, he studies Coenzyme Q (CoQ), a vital molecule discovered at UW-Madison over 50 years ago. Specifically, Stefely is …

Keven Stonewall

Some researchers first find success late in their careers. And then there’s Keven Stonewall. Now a rising junior majoring in biology, Stonewall made news with research he did while still in high school. A headline in the New York Daily …

Lily Mank

Some gardens are created to cultivate or showcase particular kinds of plants, others to grow food. But landscape architecture student Lily Mank is most interested in gardens designed to aid healing. Last summer Mank had an opportunity to learn with …

Nicole Gross

Throughout her time at UW-Madison, Nicole Gross, a senior majoring in Animal Sciences, has challenged herself to always be learning. With her long list of classroom, extracurricular and work activities, she has certainly met that challenge. In the classroom, Gross …

Logan Wells

When Logan Wells decided to attend UW-Madison, he was excited for the educational opportunities and the cutting-edge research being done on campus. He was also looking forward to the student atmosphere—anything from going to basketball games to building relationships with …