Since 1981, UW–Madison’s Adult Career and Special Student Services office and the Dean of Students have presented the annual awards to people who’ve resumed their academic pursuits after a significant interruption and have attained senior status while handling all the demands of adult life.
By the time Jenny Ostrowski set foot on campus, she’d learned German at her Superior, Wisconsin, high school and studied abroad near Frankfurt. In a gap year, she picked up Spanish while working as a teaching assistant in rural Ecuador. Not surprisingly, her time at UW has been a whirlwind of travel and languages — an ideal mix for this senior majoring in International Studies and African Languages and Literature.
18 UW-Madison students - 6 from L&S - have been selected as recipients of the nationally competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The fellowship program, which provides three years of financial support for graduate study, aims to keep the nation a global leader in advancing science and engineering research and innovation, according to the NSF.
Three University of Wisconsin–Madison students will receive the esteemed Barry Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate excellence in the sciences. The honor is considered the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in America.
Warrior Book Club, led by UW-Madison student, strengthens connections between veterans and civilians
UW-Madison graduate student Molly Harris has not served in the military, nor have her brother or parents. She finds the situation fairly common among her peers. The civilian-military divide led her to partner with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on the Warrior Book Club.
UW-Madison senior Elise Schimke loves to read and often seeks solitude. Her go-to place is a library. So when it came time to pick a subject for a project in an elective photo class, her choice was automatic. She then went on to do something few Badgers can lay claim to — visit each of the more than 40 libraries on campus.
Adam L. Kern, a professor of Japanese literature and visual culture, was chosen for an extensive profile on a popular prime-time television program in Japan. The show’s producers wanted Kern to pick four students to accompany him on a free, week-long trip to Japan.