You may be working in a lab, individually or part of a team. You might be out in the field or in an office setting utilizing analytical and critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. Your work could span any number of paths that include positions in: product research & development; biotechnology; bioinformatics; research related to behavioral sciences, biological, chemical, physics, pharmaceutical, environmental, or patents; forensic science, and scientific consulting.
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Jay Davis, Phd ’69, President of the Hertz Foundation, has a storied career in fast neutron physics and national security. Mr. Davis reflects on the layers of experiences that students gain studying the liberal arts and shares some of the important attributes that he looks for in applicants to the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship.
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Meet with Maureen if you are interested in careers in Scientific Product Development, Information & Research.
Maureen enjoys working with students to help them connect the dots between their interests, skills, and experiences in order to search for opportunities and make meaningful career decisions. She completed her M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University where she worked in academic advising and career exploration. She has experience with AmeriCorps and taught English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Hokkaido for two years.
Her facebook group is a great place to learn more and connect with others with similar interests.
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Check Out Related L&S Courses
There are a wide array of courses open to L&S students that will help you explore careers in Scientific Development, Information & Research. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:
- Physics 107: The Ideas of Modern Physics
- Physics 103: General Physics
- Chemistry 260: Entering Research Part
- Integrated Science 150: Exploring Research in Science
For non-science majors. The twentieth century physical world picture and its origins. Selected topics in classical physics: relativity and the quantum theory with emphasis on the meaning of basic concepts and their broader implications rather than practical applications. Three lectures per week. Learn more and register at MyUW.
Introduction at the non-calculus level. Not recommended for students in the physical sciences and engineering. Principles of mechanics, heat, and sound, with applications to a number of different fields. Two lectures, two discussions, plus one two-hour lab per week. Learn more and register at MyUW.
Seminar course designed primarily for sophomores or transfer students to begin independent research in chemistry. Taken concurrently with 1-3 research credits with faculty member. Supports independent research experience. Learn more and register at MyUW.
Exploring Research in Science is an opportunity for first-year, second-year and transfer students to gain an understanding of the science research landscape at UW-Madison, to explore ways that scientists from different disciplines approach research, and to build skills in thinking like a scientist. The course will provide guidance on finding a research mentor and will expose students to science careers. Learn more and register at MyUW.
UW-Madison has a variety of scientific and research related student organizations to consider joining. They range from pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, undergraduate research, and environmental sciences. Check out a few on our list
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