If you are interested in professional development opportunities, are currently a student majoring in a STEM field and an underrepresented minority student (see info. below), there are opportunities available for you. Please contact either Catherine Chan or Juk Bhattacharyya in the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Office of Undergraduate Research received a grant from WiscAMP that aims to provide professional development opportunities (e.g., conference attendance/presentation) for under-represented minority students (African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander) in STEM.
In fall 2016, one of the activities we have planned is to take students to attend/present at the LSMCE conference on Oct 28 – 29, 2016. Apart from an opportunity to present their work (or attend presentations by fellow students), there are also workshops/seminars on professional development. In last year’s LSMCE conference, a team of students from Computer Science won the 4th place in student presentations among the more than 100 presentations, some of whom were from Masters level students. I believe this was a great experience for all.