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More top-quality faculty and students are ultimately required to elevate UW’s science programs to top quartile status. New innovative programs to recruit, train, and retain top-tier students and faculty include the following: 




Learning Actively Mentoring Program

Implements a program to train UW faculty, students, and future K–16 teachers on the most effective use of active learning techniques in science.


Wyoming Research Scholars Program

Matriculates top high school students from Wyoming and gives undergraduates early research involvement.

Seed grants

Faculty Innovation Grant Program

Awards seed grants to interdisciplinary teams of UW researchers to bolster submission of competitive grant proposals to federal agencies.


Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

Engages students in research-based courses at a scale that is not possible through apprenticeships in faculty research laboratories.


Science Initiative Roadshow

Brings active learning and research to K-12 students and teachers as well as other stakeholders across the state.


PhD Fellowship Program

Will draw the best doctoral students from the U.S. and worldwide, augmenting their training with strong research and teaching components.

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UW Science Initiative

SIB Rm 2030

Department 4325, 1000 E. University

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4415


UW Science Initiative

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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