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Opportunities in Engineering

Annual Conference 
October 21 (travel day) - October 25, 2015 (travel day)


The Opportunities in Engineering conference is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate juniors and seniors to visit the UW-Madison campus and explore graduate programs in engineering. Available graduate engineering programs include biomedical engineering, chemical and biological engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering mechanics, geological engineering program, industrial and systems engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering and engineering physics.


Opportunities for summer research programs and industrial employment will also be addressed.


ELIGIBILITY: College juniors, seniors, graduates, masters students with majors in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, math or other physical sciences who have a strong interest in attending graduate school in engineering. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


FORMAT: The conference will include presentations on research, funding for graduate school, the graduate application process, and career options with graduate degrees in engineering. Students will have opportunities to meet with faculty and graduate students and to tour campus facilities as well as the University of Wisconsin campus and the Madison community.


DATES: Students will arrive in Madison by Wednesday evening, October 21, 2015, and spend Thursday and Friday learning about graduate school and research opportunities. Students will remain in Madison through Sunday, October 25. Those students who drive can depart on Saturday or Sunday. There will be a dinner Friday night hosted by engineering graduate students and faculty, and group activities all day on Saturday.


COST: All travel, food, and lodging expenses (with the exception of travel days and Saturday) will be covered by the conference.


APPLICATIONS: Please fill out the Opportunities in Engineering Conference application form. Also provide an unofficial copy of your transcript (transcripts must be in English), and one letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may come in the form of email, but must come directly from the reference. All applications must be received no later than Friday, September 18, 2015, with no exceptions. It is preferred that all application materials including references and transcripts be sent via email to  No faxes, please.


For further information, contact Kelly Burton at or 608-263-4583.


Opportunities Conference Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering
2107 Mechanical Engineering Building,
1513 University Avenue. Madison, WI 53706