Greetings from the Midwest Alliance!

The Midwest Alliance is a consortium of educators, scientists and student service providers funded by a NSF grant to increase the quantity and quality of students with disabilities at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and to help students transition to employment as known from prime essays https://primeessay.org/. More about the Midwest Alliance.


We are now accepting applications for participation for our mentorships and internship opportunities

Interested students, parents, teachers,and others should visit our Outreach Activities page HERE to see what we've been up to!

MIDWEST Mentor Stories - Megan and Liam

Attention College Students! 

Are you looking to earn $4,500 this summer, and have an all-expenses-paid, nine-week research opportunity at the University of Wisconsin?

Check out the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers 12 Summer Research Programs to undergraduate students in science and engineering.  It is a unique chance for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into research programs are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match the student’s research interest. Students gain valuable skills for success in post-graduate studies and careers in their chosen field. Upon completing their summer research, students have the opportunity to present and receive reviews of their individual work.

All participants receive a financial support package worth approximately $5,500. This package consists of a $4,500 stipend for the nine-week period, travel expenses to and from the program, housing in University dormitories, and a meal program at an on-campus facility. 

The Midwest Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math has a limited number of $1,000 stipends to provide to succesful applicants to these programs who have a disability (note:  SROP and Midwest are separate programs, and you will need to apply to be a Midwest Alliance Intern separately.  See stemmidwest.org for more information).

Eligibility:  You must be an undergraduate, but preference is given to non-UW students.  Please see individual programs for more specific eligibility guidelines.  Students with disabilities are eligible to participate in the Midwest Alliance, and receive an additional $1,000 stipend.

Deadline:  FEBRUARY 15, 2008

To Apply, please use this Application

Listing of all Summer Research Opportunities - http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/education/diversity/srop/

We have published our first newsletter!

Please click on the picture above to download it in pdf format. If you prefer to have a copy of the newsletter in Microsoft (.doc) format, click here.

Partner Spotlight

UW-CREATe is an Engineering Research and Design Center located that the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an active partner with MIDWEST Alliance in a variety of projects that are aimed at assisting individuals with severe physical disabilities gain additional independence.

Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster addresses the need for inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math instruction (January 7, 2008)

Read more: http://dpi.state.wi.us/sprntdnt/message/01_07_2008_message.html

Good Resources

"What Makes a Difference" (Creating Inclusive Science Education)
Tips for creating a more inclusive science classroom, and other publications by Greg Stefanich

Accommodations and Assistive Technologies in a Science Environment

Student Success Stories in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM):
Engineering Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Psychology Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Podcast: Mentoring - the key to success

Cathy Trueba, Director, McBurney Disability Resource Center discusses the significant role mentoring plays in the success of students (transcript rtf) (PowerPoint ppt)

Page last updated 02/04/08

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