The Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable (WiSCR) was founded in 2009 by a group of junior stem cell researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison). The goals of WiSCR are to provide a casual scientific forum to foster interaction, collaboration, dialogue, and support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UW–Madison and also provide outreach to educate the public about stem cells and current research in the field.
WiSCR holds monthly meetings during which we either discuss current stem cell literature or have a member present their research. WiSCR also organizes and participates in various science outreach events in order to engage and educate both children and adults in Wisconsin about stem cell research.
Summer 2016 update: As part of our annual outreach efforts, WiSCR and SURF were involved in the 10th annual UW-Madison Summer Science Camp for students and teachers from rural Wisconsin high schools. More information on the camp: https://morgridge.org/newsarticle/summer-science-campers-engage-in-hands-on-stem-cell-activities
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which aims to introduce talented undergraduate students to stem cell research with the help of a graduate student or postdoc mentor. To learn more about this exciting opportunity please see information for undergraduates [application survey online] or graduate students/post-doctorate fellows [application survey online]. It will continue in the summer of 2016. Details are available here.