Joint Graduate Student Recruitment Poster Session


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Wisconsin Ecology and the Departments of Botany, Zoology, Geography and the Nelson Institute, are hosting a joint graduate student recruitment poster session. Faculty should bring their top prospective graduate students to this event and current graduate students, faculty, and staff will present their research. There will be food and drink.

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 3:00-5:00PM
Where: Great Hall, 4th Floor Memorial Union
Who: Faculty, Current Grad Students, and Prospective Grad Students
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Information for Poster Presenters

Current students, faculty, and staff who are presenting posters must indicate that they will be presenting when they register. All are welcome to present a poster on past, present, or future research that demonstrates the type of work conducted here at UW-Madison in the biological sciences.

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You are free to re-use posters you have made for other scientific meetings or events, so there are no restrictions on poster sizes or layout. Posters must be brought to Great Hall in Memorial Union between 2:00-2:30pm on Thursday, February 8, so they can be hung prior to the event. If you cannot bring your poster to Great Hall during this time, please bring it to Kimberly Thompson in room A230A in Russell Labs no later than 4 p.m. on February 7. Poster presenters should plan to be near their poster during the event to talk with students and answer questions about their research.


Event Hall Slide Show

We will be projecting a rotating slide show at the event, which will include informational slides on campus resources, departments and labs related to the biological sciences (e.g., the UW Herbarium, the UW Arboretum, and the Damschen Lab) that would be of interest to prospective students. If you would like to contribute to this slide show, please send a single informational slide to Kimberly Thompson at by February 6, 2018.


We encourage all affiliated faculty to invite their top prospective graduate students to campus during this time so they can participate in this event. Also, please make an attempt to plan your own unit's recruiting activities with this event in mind.

We can all benefit from having the opportunity to show prospective students the rich biological community that would be a part of their UW-Madison experience if they choose to come here. Current students and faculty will present and attend and prospective students will be able to see the strength in biology across campus. We note that labs/departments/units will still coordinate travel and schedules for their own prospective students, however, the poster session will be an event you can include in their schedules and will undoubtedly be a highlight of their visit to UW-Madison.

This event is a collaboration among the Departments of Botany, Zoology, Geography, the Nelson Institute, and Wisconsin Ecology. We welcome everyone from these groups regardless of their area of expertise to participate in this event! We also welcome assistance with organizing this year's poster session from any of these groups. Please contact Kate McCulloh ( if you would like to help.

This event is sponsored by the UW-Madison Graduate School.

Spring 2018
Poster Session

Thursday, February 8
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union

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