Chemistry professor honored for early-career teaching and research

Randall Goldsmith, a University of Wisconsin–Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is among the 13 U.S. early-career faculty members in the chemical sciences to win a 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

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In The Wisconsin State Journal: 3 UW students win prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Three UW-Madison students have been named winners of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, for their undergraduate work in the sciences. Cory Cotter, Emily Jewell and Lucas Oxtoby were winners of the scholarship, while Elizabeth Penn was selected as an honorable mention.

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NSF selects 18 UW-Madison students for competitive graduate research award

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.

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Three UW-Madison students win prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

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.

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Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria’s bioremediation prowess

Scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry have solved the structure of an enzyme caught in the act of attacking toluene — a chemical derived from wood and oil. The work is important because it provides a glimpse of the mechanics of a process that could be harnessed to help clean up oil spills and create valuable new chemicals.

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L&S faculty members receive nine of twelve Distinguished Teaching Awards

Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Nine of those faculty members teach in the College of Letters & Science. 

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Chemistry as a catalyst for examining art

Victoria Cooley came to UW-Madison with an interest in chemistry. She’ll leave this spring with a unique set of skills, knowledge and experiences that she will use to pursue a future as an art conservation scientist.

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In Buzzfeed News: Why immigration is important for American science

Immigration is vital for progress, say scientific leaders, including chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri

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UW-Madison ranked first in number of Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 87 Badgers currently volunteering worldwide. This is the third year that UW–Madison has ranked among the top five large universities and colleges. In 2016, UW–Madison ranked No. 2.

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