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BioCommons = common space and resources for students in the biological sciences at UW-Madison

(sponsored by WISCIENCE, Steenbock Library, and the Office of Undergraduate Advising) Visit Steenbock Library and

Coming up this month...

TED Talk Night!  Monday Feb 23, 8pm

Head down to Steenbock Library's "garden level" and listen to a TED talk or two with some fellow bioscience students. It's guaranteed to spark some interesting conversations.... Bring a friend or a group!  

Look forward to monthly TED Talk nights this semester...each month co-sponsored by a different bioscience student organization. Want to be a co-sponsor and share your favorite TED talks? Email

Undergraduate Research Peer Mentors: Every Tues & Wed, 6-8 pm, room 108

Pre-Health Advising: Thursdays 2-4 pm, room 108
What?? There are more than 200 biology-related student organizations?!
Indeed yes...and the Horticulture Society and the Aquarium Enthusiasts Club are helping add some life to the BioCommons over this semester by installing living walls and a planted aquarium.

Click here to download a list of biology-related student orgs.
Now's the time to apply for summer research opportunities! Come to the Summer Bioscience Programs Panel at the BioCommons--Wed, Feb 11, 5 pm, room 110

• Tips for finding a mentor
Yes, you can study abroad and still graduate on time (and there's financial aid)! 
• How can I choose?
• What will it count for?
• What will I get out of it?
Gain the intercultural competence you need to succeed.
CALS Career Services has some great offerings in the BioCommons!

Drop-in resume reviews in room 110D, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm.

Workshop coming March 10: Cover Letters and Professional Communication, 5:30-6:30 pm, room 340
Make a difference right now!
Volunteer opportunities in science are available through the Science Alliance and the Morgridge Institute's Badger Volunteers.
Click Here for a Full List of BioCommons Events and Services

Want More?

There's a new online bulletin board starting up. Bookmark it! It's a place to find and post opportunities in public service, international experiences, leadership/community, undergraduate research, and career exploration. To post your opportunity on the board, send a pdf or web link to If you have brochures or handouts you would like to share in the BioCommons, contact Aaron Miller at

Biologist and author, noted for his work on egg fertilization and the structure of the cell; contributed to the development of integrative systems biology. Don't know who it is? Go here and learn more:

Visit the BioCommons portrait gallery of scientists to find more "guess who" puzzles and learn about some very cool people (including the inventor of the SuperSoaker and the first known LGBT astronaut).
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