SERP scholars to present final research presentations on July 29


Students in the Summer Education Research Program (SERP) will present their culminating research presentations on Thursday, July 29, via Zoom.

SERP is a 10-week summer research opportunity, sponsored by the UW–Madison School of Education and Graduate School, that provides traditionally underrepresented undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in independent research. Each student is mentored by a School of Education faculty member or research associate in their area of interest, and receives a competitive stipend.

“It is a unique experience for undergraduates that partners them with scholars whose work is aligned with their current and future research goals,” explained Ida Balderrama-Trudell, the director of student engagement for the School of Education’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI).

The program aims to encourage, promote, and prepare diverse undergraduate students to both pursue and thrive in graduate studies. Balderrama-Trudell noted that historically, more than 75 percent of SERP scholars who apply to UW–Madison School of Education graduate programs are accepted, and half of those scholars who accept are granted Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS) fellowships.

“This year’s cohort includes students from Wisconsin, California, Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio,” she said. “We are thrilled to have them as part of the UW School of Education SERP program and encourage them to apply to our graduate programs.”

This year’s SERP students will present during two sessions: a morning session from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., and an afternoon session from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Follow this link to see the full schedule and register.