Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Pun Day!

Pro tip for the applicants interviewing with us during today's mini-visit: 
quite a few students associated with the UW MSTP are big fans of 
bad puns (also good puns). Do you know any ridiculous 
puns? How about some Dad Jokes? If so, you might fit right in!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Test Your Science Knowledge

Are you a science whiz? Check out the science knowledge quiz here to see how you stack up relative to a large sample of randomly selected U.S. adults.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Knowledge WedNesdays?

Always trying to expand the horizons of your knowledge, 
if you're unfamiliar with Zipf's Law, check out this fun
and interesting short video to learn a little more about
the weirdness of our world. 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Friday, February 19, 2016

When I Get Asked What Percentage of Interviewing Applicants Are Given Acceptance Offers from the UW MSTP

Fun fact: the vast majority of the students you'll interact with
during our recruitment weekend are NOT on the admissions committee
and therefore have no hard statistics to offer those who ask. 
(However, the number of applicants accepted from each 
recruiting weekend is definitely higher than 10-15%.) 

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Our Last Recruiting Weekend of the Season has Arrived!

February Recruitment Weekend is here! 
We're welcoming 17 bright-eyed applicants to 
spend some time eating cheese with us this weekend. 
Fun activities planned include opportunities to watch a 
UW Hockey Game against Michigan State, 
attending a performance by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, 
and enjoying some tasty eats around town. 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Interview Strategies

The last recruiting weekend of the season is almost here; 
we're so excited to welcome to new faces to visit
our program, we thought we'd share a pro tip
to help everyone ace their interviews!

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*Disclaimer: The students who run the Blog of the UW MSTP operate independently of the UW MSTP Admissions committee and have absolutely no power whatsoever with regard to UW MSTP admissions. We do not claim that any of these suggestions will be successful and are not responsible for any outcomes, good or bad, that may result from applicants taking our advice during their interviews.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The 2013 Great Science Cake Off

The UW MSTP has its fair share of skilled bakers among our student scientists. For those more practiced in the art of tasty themed treats, check out this post and this article on the 2013 Great Science Cake Off to see some of the entries,

No word on what happened to the cake off in subsequent years, although in 2014 there was a regional science cake competition that you can ready about here.

Submitted by: Chelsea H.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Knowledge WedNesday?

Everyone vaguely knows about the Rosetta Stone, but how much do
we really know about it? 

Video brought to you by Youtube. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It's Saturday!

A day for sleeping in and broadening your academic horizons. For those of you who may not have taken a math course in a while, check out this great vintage instructional math review, titled Look Around You, that demonstrates just how pervasive math is in our everyday lives.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Positive Thinking Thursday: Undeterred Taco

Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up and keep going!

Submitted by Chelsea H.

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