Samuel Butcher won the 2016 Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award and professor in the University Of Wisconsin-Madison Department Of Biochemistry.
The Impact of Gifts
Exploring Microbiome Opportunities in Life Sciences in Agriculture was funding from private gifts and brought experts from NSF, DOE, NIH, the University of Aberdeen and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as speakers from here on campus, to discuss opportunities in microbiome research.
Bill Tracy, agronomy professor and sweet-corn breeder, was named the recipient of the nation’s first endowed chair focused on plant breeding for organic crops. The $2 million endowment is supported by Organic Valley and Clif Bar & Company, with the help of a matching gift from UW alumni John and Tashia Morgridge.
Growing the future. That’s what the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) does. But to continue that mission, it will take the help and support of alumni and friends.
Congrats to CALS undergrad Emily Held, recipient of the Karen Spector Memorial Scholarship! Emily fell in love with University of Wisconsin-Madison while touring campus and is now a senior majoring in dietetics with a certificate in global health.
Congrats to CALS undergrad Annalise Panthofer, recipient of the Anna L. Rowe Scholarhip! A sophomore majoring in biology and Spanish, she chose UW-Madison for its pre-med option and research opportunities.
Congrats to CALS undergrad Marisa Klister, recipient of the Edna F. and Walter E. Schmidt Merit Scholarship! Marisa has always wanted to be a Badger and is now a freshman in UW-Madison Dairy Science.
Undergraduate students in the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) participate in all kinds of “beyond the classroom” experiences during their time in college. In fact, it’s a hallmark of a CALS education. According to a recent National Survey of Student Engagement, 79 percent of CALS students complete an internship or field experience and 64 percent complete a mentored research project.