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Wang receives $1.4 million from NSF to examine transfer in STEM fields

Wang receives $1.4 million from NSF to examine transfer in STEM fields

UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang was awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation to examine what influences are at work when students in Wisconsin transfer from two-year colleges into STEM fields of study at four-year institutions. While the STEM transfer pathway represents a vital opportunity to prepare a diverse future STEM workforce, this opportunity is far from being fully realized. An even larger issue is the lack of a holistic theoretical framework to guide empirical research that specifically targets STEM transfer and its many complexities and nuances.
September 13, 2014
Sue Medaris, an alumna of UW-Madison’s Art Department, recently received word that the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis., has purchased her "Taliesin Goose." Each year since 1976, the museum has organized “Birds in Art,” seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Medaris, who earned her MFA from UW-Madison in 2011, reports: “Part of what makes this purchase (and just the fact that this piece got into this year’s show) so meaningful, is that I submitted the same piece last year to Birds in Art 2013, and I didn’t get in."
 
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