Undergraduate Research Resources and Opportunities
Undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a rare opportunity to work directly with faculty and staff on the cutting edge of research in a variety of disciplines. Conducting research can be one of the more valuable educational experiences that undergraduates can undertake during their time on campus.
At this time, the Wisconsin Energy Institute does not coordinate energy-related research opportunities for undergraduates at UW-Madison. However, recognizing the valuable experience that research can provide to undergraduate students, we have provided a number of tips and resources for those who are interested in working with energy researchers as an undergraduate.
Bold, Innovative Thinking
The Wisconsin Energy Institute is proud to support the Wisconsin Energy & Sustainability Challenge, a student competition aimed at advancing scientific discovery forward. This challenge combines the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize with the Dvorak Energy Innovation Prize to offer $10,000 in total prizes for students with the best energy and sustainability solutions.
All UW-Madison students are eligible. The competition will be held at the Eighth Annual Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 22, 2014. Entries are due March 31, 2014.
Learn more about the competition here.
Careers in Energy
Connecting students to quality employers and job opportunities is a key priority of Wisconsin Energy Institute. Our job board lists up-to-date opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and other professionals.
|Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) - Summer Program||U.S. Department of Energy||Multiple||Internship||11/04/14|
|Engineer Intern/Co-op||Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives||Madison, WI||Internship||11/14/14|
|Intern - Economic Planning Summer 2015||American Transmission Company||Madison, WI||Internship||11/14/14|
|Faculty Positions in Biodesign & Biocatalysis||Wisconsin Energy Institute||Madison, WI||Full-Time||09/25/14|
|Bioinformatics Research Specialist||Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center||Madison, WI||Full-Time||11/05/14|
|Director of WEI Marketing & Communications||Wisconsin Energy Institute||Madison, WI||Full-Time||11/11/14|
|Assistant Researcher||Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center||Madison, WI||Full-Time||11/14/14|
|Research Program Manager||Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center||Madison, WI||Full-Time||11/14/14|