I have also been able to complete an independent research project and present it at the STEMM Expo, Research in the Rotunda, NCUR, and Research Day, as well as being published in UW-Stout’s Journal of Student Research.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
There are many things about my experience at Stout that stand out to me. The biggest aspect is the amount of hands-on laboratory experience that I gained on campus, through both coursework and campus employment.
The number of opportunities to work one on one with professors on their research or coursework was also a very valuable component of my experience at Stout.
How did your involvement impact your experience?
Multiple times throughout my education I dealt with financial challenges that made it difficult to focus on my education. Receiving scholarships allowed me to better focus on my education.
I received various scholarships, including the Martin & Eldora Ondrus Excellence in Chemistry scholarship; Herman Arneson scholarship; Mueller Orfield scholarship; and the Nitz scholarship.
I am also in the McNair Scholars Program, which helped through the entire process of applying to graduate school and helped to make the process feel less daunting. It also helped to fund my independent research project, which was very valuable not only for the experience and skills I gained but in helping me stand out as an applicant for graduate school.