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Graduate Education

Featured UW Graduate Students

UW Pharmacy Students Excel at ASHP Clinical Skills Competition

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Nicole Hlavacek and Erin Yarborough, both University of Wyoming pharmacy students, will represent the School of Pharmacy at the national Clinical Skills Competition in Orlando, Fla., during December.

The two, who beat out five other UW teams, will attend the national competition as part of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting.

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2017 Vanvig Graduate Fellowship Awardee in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Haylee Gobert is the 2017-18 Andrew and Connie Vanvig Graduate Fellow.

Haylee Gobert - 2017-18 Andrew & Connie Vanvig Graduate FellowThe Vanvig Fellowship is the premier award for graduate students in Agricultural and Applied Economics. The fellowship is made possible by a generous endowment from former Department Head Andy Vanvig and his wife Connie. The Fellowship, which includes a $5,000 award to support the winner's graduate studies, is given annually to recognize an outstanding graduate student who excels in the classroom, as a researcher, and as a University citizen. Each awardee’s name is placed on the honor roll plaque displayed in the main hall of our department.

Haylee is a role-model student. She quietly and steadily works through the challenges she faces in class, in her role as a graduate teaching assistant, and in her thesis research. The focus of her research is household production of early childhood literacy and music in New Zealand. Her project involves working with a large longitudinal data set housed with the University of Auckland’s Growing Up in New Zealand research group. She is working in collaboration with her advisor, Mariah Ehmke, and the Growing Up in New Zealand team. During summer 2017, she obtained funding from the University of Wyoming’s Center for Global Studies to visit the University of Auckland. There, she took opportunities to meet and interact with early childhood and health experts, visit rural Maori children in Northland, and observe multiple early childhood education centers in the Auckland region. Upon return to the University of Wyoming this summer, she continued with her classwork and data analysis, while also assisting faculty on a behavioral economics side-project about guilt and lying aversion.

Haylee was born and raised in Browning, Montana, a small town located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, of which she is an enrolled tribal member. She came to the University of Wyoming after receiving her B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Connecticut. She has experience working as a research assistant both with the University of Connecticut and the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. In 2011, she was named a Gates Millennium Scholar. After completing her MS she plans to pursue professional work in the public sector in the Rocky Mountain region. Haylee consistently embodies the work ethic, curiosity, and critical thinking that should be emulated by other students, and is sure to make us all proud to
list her as a UW and AGEC alumni.

University of Wyoming Research Recognized By Animal Welfare Organization

Beth FitzpatrickA national animal welfare organization has recognized University of Wyoming researchers for finding non-invasive ways to study sage grouse.  UW’s research project is headed by Beth Fitzpatrick, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and ManagementRead more...

UW Scientists Part of $6 Million Biofuel, Carbon Capture Project

Selena GeraceAgricultural economists at the University of Wyoming will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented.

UW is part of the four-year, $6 million National Science Foundation project working with Montana State University and the University of South Dakota to determine if changes in commodity production and capturing carbon are sustainable, or even feasible, in the basin.

The group includes more than 31 private, state and federal institutions and more than 50 people. Project organization began last year. The project’s website is

Each university is receiving $2 million. UW’s role is developing the economic models, says Selena Gerace (UW Graduate - MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Aug 2017), UW Extension outreach coordinator for the project.


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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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