Student Resources

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General Interest


UWRF Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The OWL is an extension of our on campus Writing Center and is designed to provide writing assistance to a wider array of UWRF students, including but not limited to those taking classes at the Hudson Center, those in online classes, and those whose schedules do not coincide with the hours of our in-person center.  The OWL is not meant to be a proofreading service (just as the in-person center is not) but will offer feedback to students about many other writing issues.  To take advantage of the OWL, students first self register on D2L by clicking on the OWL widget, and then once they are registered, they can upload their paper for commentary.  Three days later, the student will receive written feedback on the project and will be offered an opportunity to meet with a tutor online to discuss the feedback.  Resources about grammar, punctuation, and other writing issues and links to other useful sites are posted on the introductory page of the site for student use.  Any currently registered student with access to D2L can take advantage of the OWL, so please let them know.   If you have questions, please email me at Kathleen.hunzer@uwrf.edu.

Internships

Biology Department's Student Internship Proposal Guidelines

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(Click on the PDF link to download the form.)

Conservation Internships

Get Real Conservation Experience With SCA Expense-Paid Internships
Living Stipend • Housing • Round Trip Travel • 18 and Older • 3-12 Months • All 50 States

http://thesca.org/serve/internships

Minnesota Zoo Internships

The Minnesota Zoo Student Internship Program is designed to provide technical or college level student interns with practical learning experiences and provide the opportunity for interns to consider entering or furthering zoological or public service careers. A student intern must be receiving academic credit from, or be fulfilling an academic requirement of an accredited Institution of Higher Education.

Internships are offered in a variety of program areas. Applications are accepted year-round from junior and senior students. Please see the Application Procedure link below for deadlines. All internships run 10 to 14 weeks, 30 to 40 hours a week, and are unpaid.

http://www.mnzoo.com/global/jobVolunteer.asp

Nasa Internships

http://intern.nasa.govlink


St. Croix County Medical Examiner

St. Croix County Medical Examiner Internship
Every semester (spring, summer, fall) one UWRF Biology student is awarded an internship to work with the St. Croix County Medical Examiners. Interns process decedent’s data and learn about medical records. Interns also respond to death calls and learn how to process a scene, collect evidence, and speak to families. Autopsy and cremation observations are scheduled as permitted. Interested students should speak with Dr. Kim Mogen, Professor, Rm 406 AGS, Biology Department.

Summer Internship Application: St. Croix County Medical Examinerdocument

Fall Internship Application: St. Croix County Medical Examinerdocument

Spring Internship Application: St. Croix County Medical Examinerdocument

Professional Programs


Bitesize Bio a free and increasingly popular online resource for young researchers in the biosciences. Bitesize Bio (http://bitesizebio.com/link) provides short articles, web seminars and community discussion on technical and vocational topics that are essential to the development of every researcher's career.

Research

Information available soon.

Scholarships

Bio-Diagnostics Scholarship:
Awarded to one student with a Biology major. Student must be a sophomore (30 credits) at the beginning of the semester for which the award is provided. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to academic excellence over financial need. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years if the student meets the following criteria: Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, remain in the major and complete a minimum of 30 credits per year.

Biotechnology Annual Scholarship: ( click here for information )

Clarke Gary Scholarship:
Student must be sophomore, junior or senior status; biology major, documented interest in pursuing a career in the field of biology and have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Dr. Martin and Joyce Laakso Scholarship:
Awarded in the Life Sciences to student who has attained sophomore status. Same student cannot receive this scholarship for more than three years in a row.

Dr. Catharine Lieneman Scholarship:
Presented to a student who has completed 90 credits toward the Biology curriculum; demonstrated continued study in Botany or its closely related areas; has a minimum 3.25 GPA and plans to continue at UWRF.

Dr. Henry Tranmal Scholarship: 
Awarded to sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students in Biology who plan to continue at UW-RF. Also awarded in Chemistry and Physics.

Dr. Woodrow-Marti Scholarship:
Must have attained at least sophomore standing to apply. Must be a biology major, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 - 3.8, and be involved in at least two extracurricular activities including but not limited to fraternities/sororities, campus clubs, student government. Student must have at least one leadership role in one of the organizations including president, vice president, treasurer, events coordinator. GPA cannot exceed 3.8.

Arnold and Mary Nord Memorial Scholarship:
Based on scholarship, financial need, and potential for contributions in life, this scholarship is awarded on a rotating basis to a student who will be a junior or senior with a major in one or more of the following disciplines: Biology (09-10), Chemistry (06-07), Economics (07-08), Physics (08-09).

River Falls Medical Clinic Scholarship: 
Awarded to be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student who has a Pre-Medical emphasis within the Biomedical Option of the Biology Major and shows promise of excellence in the field. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. This award can be received only once.

Paula Soli Stenberg Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program, seeking licensure in secondary education, and majoring in either Biology or English. The scholarship will be awarded in alternate years to a Biology (odd years, ex. 2009-2010) or English (even years, ex. 2010-2011) major.

Gary A. and Emogene J. Thibodeau Scholarship:
Recipient must have attained junior status. Must be pursuing a degree in Biology. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have demonstrated financial need. Only one student may receive the scholarship.

Pre-Professional

Dr. Lori L. Bents and Dr. Virginia Akins Scholarship:
Awarded to a student enrolled in a Pre-Profession Health Sciences track (including Pre-Medical, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and the 3+1 Degree in Animal Science). Preference will be given to a student with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.5, who plans to continue his/her education at UW-River Falls and who is involved in student activities and community service.

Gerald C. Belisle Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to a student who has graduated from a Wisconsin High School, and who is pursuing course work in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum and who has plans to enter the field of veterinary medicine. Student may be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior; must show strong performance academically; and demonstrate a financial need. **This scholarship is not available for the 2010-11 year**

Jane P. Coburn Pre-Veterinary Scholarship:
Granted to a sophomore, junior, or senior with an interest in animals and is majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

James Ellison Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to a sophomore with a Pre-Medicine major.

Freeman Drug Scholarship:
Awarded to a high-ranking freshman in the Pre-Pharmacy or Science curriculum.

Dr. B. H. (Benny) Kettelkamp Scholarship:
Presented to a student who has completed 90 credits toward the Pre-Medicine curriculum as established by the university, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, and has demonstrated potential for admission to medical school.

Dr. Thomas G. Kliszcz Scholarship:
Recipient is a Pre-Dental or Pre-Pharmacy major; have demonstrated potential for Dental School or Pharmacy School admission; earned at least 60 credits; plans to continue at UWRF.

Dr. Clifford A. Olson Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to a junior or senior Pre-Medical student with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to a graduate of a high school in Pierce or St. Croix counties in Wisconsin.

Timothy Regan Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the pre-veterinary medicine program. Preference will be given to Chemistry and Biology majors.

River Falls Medical Clinic Scholarship:
Awarded to be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student who has a Pre-Medical emphasis within the Biomedical Option of the Biology Major and shows promise of excellence in the field. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. This award can be received only once.

Educational Opportunities

Master of Physician Assistant Studies St. Catherine University: http://www.stkate.edu/academic/mpas/link

 

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: http://dnr.wi.gov/news/DNRNews_article_Lookup.asp?id=1927link


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