Four computer sciences business ideas win; and one already has customers

Four projects created by computer-science students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison won a total of $12,000 in prizes in the computer science department's NEST competition on April 6.

"I'm excited for two reasons," said organizer Jignesh Patel, professor of computer science. "The first-prize winner, Moonshot Learning, already has made sales - indicating that it's answering a real need in the marketplace. And second, two of the four winners were headed by women, who have been traditionally under-represented in our field."

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Through a student lens

When a gorgeous photograph of Madison stops you mid-scroll on Instagram, there’s a good chance that image is courtesy of journalism major Sam Li.

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Defending the nest

Integrative Biology grad student Jeremy Spool spent a spring living among loons to make a fascinating discovery about how they protect their lake territories.

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Know Your Madisonian: Teacher Abigail Swetz built trust through vulnerability

Until last year, Abigail Swetz was a teacher at O’Keeffe Middle School. There, she made a difference in the lives of 60 students a year for six years, but yearned to do more. She left teaching and is now a graduate student at UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs with the intention of going into nonprofit advocacy work.

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Steps on the path for change

Experiences on campus, in the nation’s capital and abroad have helped Jonny Vannucci forge a future in politics and diplomacy.

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In The Badger Herald: Women feel extra pressure to prove themselves in male-dominated majors

Though some of the sciences are seeing an increase in women, female students still feel the pressure to prove themselves in fields that men have historically dominated. As different campus groups push for inclusivity and more female representation in STEM fields, the women in these majors each have different outlooks on what it means to be in the minority.

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Sharing his history

History Ph.D. candidate Sergio González researches and writes about families like his own, immigrants from Mexico who have helped shape Wisconsin’s story since the early 20th century

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When the stage is just the start

A background in spoken word and music has served as a powerful launchpad for junior Jamie Dawson.

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Rocking the mock

Practice interviews with employers give students the confidence to succeed when applying for jobs and internships.

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