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Graduate Education

Featured UW Graduate Students

Rui Guo, a UW Ph.D. student in the School of Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Rui Guo, a University of Wyoming Ph.D. student in the School of Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, has been awarded the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

This prestigious annual award is a scholarship set up by the China Scholarship Council to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award was developed to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad. Awardees are selected based on their research achievements and academic merit after several rounds of judging by invited experts in the field.


Presentations on UW Science Initiative Jan. 16-17 in Fremont County

Danny Dale, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and astronomy Ph.D. student Jessica Sutter will discuss the initiative that aims to revolutionize scientific education and discovery in Wyoming.

They will be at the Riverton Rotary Club’s regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon in the Fremont Room at Central Wyoming College.

The Lander Rotary Club presentation is at noon Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Oxbow Restaurant, 170 E. Main St.

Dale, former head of the UW Department of Physics and Astronomy who is now associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, regularly visits the state’s high schools, junior high schools and middle schools, with a focus on student recruitment by sharing various science lessons with students and explaining how UW undergraduates are involved in cutting-edge research internships.

Sutter, from Portland, Ore., is researching galaxies nearby to our own Milky Way, particularly to determine how far away these galaxies are actually located.


UW Graduate is New Native American Program Adviser

Reinette Tendore, a female native american program adviserReinette Redbird Tendore comes from a Wind River Indian Reservation family that truly values education.

The Ethete student and Wyoming Indian High School graduate (2000) has earned two degrees from the University of Wyoming: a bachelor’s degree (2009) in elementary education, with an emphasis in cultural diversity and a minor in American Indian studies; and a master’s degree (2017) in social work.


Why University of Wyoming? 


UW's Natural Laboratory

The University of Wyoming is located within an unparalleled natural lab for research in energy, environment, writing, education and more.

Faculty and students collaborate

A Strong Culture of Student-Faculty Engagement

We are an optimal size for and have a strong culture of collaboration between faculty and graduate students.

Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Life and Physical Science Programs

UW departments collaborate to offer innovative interdisciplinary doctoral programs in the life and physical sciences.

Outdoor Program's Backpacking Trip to the Snowies

An Outdoor Playground

UW students live in an area of unique natural beauty with immediate access to a variety of year-round outdoor experiences.

Graduate Assistant Funding Available to Departments and Faculty

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available!

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available. URDM Graduate Assistantships provide support for under-represented domestic minority and women applicants in traditionally under-represented disciplines. URDM supports American-born or naturalized citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian/Alaskan native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants should contact their department of interest directly to visit with potential faculty mentors and programs available. Mention the 'URDM GA'.

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