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.
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Featured L&S Courses
The Freshman Biochemistry Seminar will introduce freshmen to the discipline of biochemistry, to the UW Biochemistry Department, to some of the research projects the faculty are pursuing, to the University, and to the career options open to an individual with a biochemistry undergraduate degree.
One-credit seminar for students engaging in research for the first time, to be taken alongside 1-3 independent research credits in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. Students need to identify a research mentor prior to the start of the semester.
Entering Research Part 1 will give you tools and skills to help you foster a successful mentor/mentee relationship and tailor your research experience to your interests and goals.
- Learn about the roles, responsibilities, and relationships that make for a successful research experience
- Define an independent research project with your mentor
- Share your research experience with your peers
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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