Olivia Gonzalez spent her #UWSummer in Lunga Lunga, Kenya as an intern at NGO Health by All Means, which works to empower and educate Kenyan women. This internship was coordinated by the #UWMadison International Internship Program and supported by the 4W Initiative. ⠀ ⠀ Olivia is a senior in the UW School of Nursing and a Masters of Public Health student in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. ⠀ ⠀ “Over the past 6 weeks, I received the absolute privilege to intern beside an incredibly strong team of Kenyan women. Together, we worked to improve understanding regarding women’s health, specifically menstruation, and introduce a reusable, washable sanitary pad to over 600 mothers and grandmothers across 13 rural villages. This international internship provided more than a deeper understanding of global public health avenues I want to explore, for it provided a family of hundreds of women who share the drive to improve the future for their daughters, sisters, and themselves. By stepping out of my comfort zone, I found comfort in the uncomfortable and a feeling of home 8,500 miles away.” ⠀ ⠀ We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram from July 29 to Aug. 9. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post.⠀ ⠀ @UW_IIP @uwnursing #badgeRNurse @4wmadisonuw

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Aug 5 2:38 pm

Senior Sandra Arteaga spent her #UWSummer in Ladysmith in northern Wisconsin with Professor Pamela L. Guthman and six other second-year nursing students as part of the School of Nursing’s Rural Immersion Program. The program gave Sandra insights into the roles of a nurse in a rural community setting by engaging with the local farmers, the homeless shelter and the public health department. Sandra is an upcoming CeO senior scholar with a certificate in Global Health and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies who is pursuing the dual degree program between the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine and Public Health. “Through this program, I got the opportunity to work with community members in Rusk and Barron county on health-related projects such as doing research on health equity of hepatitis C virus screening and treatment in rural jails and teaching high schoolers about E-cigarette marketing and health effects. We also got the opportunity to assemble a wigwam aimed to support the local native tribes near Rusk county.... This program reinforced a lot of beliefs I have about primary, preventative care which is that as a nation we need to focus more in this area of care if we truly want to develop better health outcomes for our society as a whole." says @itssprinkles. We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram from July 29 to Aug. 9. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post. @UWNursing @WisIdea @uwceo

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Aug 2 10:45 am

#UWMadison sophomore Jordan Main spent her #UWSummer working at the Hasler Laboratory of Limnology in the Water Chemistry department as a lab assistant, performing tests and analysis on water samples to support a long term ecological research project. ⠀ ⠀ A Biological Systems Engineering major, she’s also a TA for CALS QuickStart, mentoring and getting to know some of the incoming freshman to CALS. Jordan’s also been taking 2 classes that are required for my major (both online) this summer, which has opened up room in her fall schedule to take classes for a certificate in Environmental Studies. ⠀ ⠀ “Being in Madison this summer has shown me that the city can be its own classroom. I feel lucky to have been able to live in here outside of the rhythm of the regular school year because I get to see how the momentum never really stops. The scale of work that goes on outside of the academic year amazes me! Also, exploring Madison beyond the limits of campus has been so fun and eye-opening, and I feel like I’ve gotten a taste of the Madison community beyond being just a student. It also doesn’t hurt to be able to work right by the lake every day! To me, this summer has meant a shift from being someone who goes to school in Madison to someone who really lives in Madison, and I’ve enjoyed it so much.”⠀ ⠀ We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram from July 29 to Aug. 9. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post.⠀ ⠀ @uwmadisoncals @wisclimnology @nelsoninstitute

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Aug 1 11:58 am

#UWMadison sophomore James Mineau spent his #UWSummer monitoring climate and weather in #Wisconsin’s Price County as an undergraduate intern. His work is part of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences’ CHEESEHEAD research project that looks at how ecosystems and vegetation affect climate and weather, with AOS Professor Ankur Desai serving as principal investigator. ⠀ ⠀ James is from Park Falls, and he intends to be an AOS major, so he asked to help with the project. He’s served as sort of a local correspondent, helping guide the scientists from around the country that visit the site. James created a map that shows geographic details of the study area as well as data collection sites, and he helped set up instrumentation and launch weather balloons, among other tasks. ⠀ ⠀ “I got training to climb flux towers, and I’ve been up a 100-foot tower, a 40-foot tower, and earlier this week I went up with some of Prof. Desai’s technicians to a different research site in the Upper Peninsula, where there was a 120-foot tower I climbed to instrument .... I’m making so many connections and learning so many things. I definitely wouldn’t have learned so much about what it takes to create these measurements, and long-term climatology and short-term weather.”⠀ ⠀ We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram from July 29 to Aug. 9. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post. ⠀ ⠀ @James.mineau @UW_AOS @UWCIMSS @NCARScience @NOAA

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Jul 31 4:57 pm

This favorite #UWSummer Sweet Spot of ours features 200+ @wisalumni, more than 7,800 trees and plantings, and an *infinite* amount of #Badgers spirit. Best of all? It sits right on Lake Mendota. Welcome to @alumnipark 👐🎓

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Jul 31 1:42 pm

Luis Abreu-Socorro went to great depths to show his #Badgers spirit 👐 #BadgersAbroad⠀ ⠀ 📷: @luis_abreu12

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Jul 30 4:54 pm

Senior Hannah Fenelon spent her #UWSummer studying Wisconsin’s tick population and the transmission of Lyme diseaseas a summer research fellow at UW-Madison’s Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Disease. Here, Hannah is inspecting a drag cloth for tick nymphs at Tower Hill State Park near Spring Green, Wis., on July 22. Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS. “When I looked at schools, I really wanted one that I knew I could be involved in research... [I’m] definitely here because of the research opportunities that I would have never had a smaller school.I didn’t even know what entomology was when I came in here, honestly. I took Dr. (Susan) Paskewitz’s FIG with Dr. (Lyric) Bartholomay and it was an ‘entomology special topics,’ so we learned about vector-borne diseases and climate change affecting them. I was really human-focused when I came in and thought I was going to be a doctor. Then we learned about the One Health perspective, and I was like, ‘Wow. I really like the environment, animals and human interaction.’ And that’s when I decided global health and medical entomology could possibly be for me,” says @feni_1. Hannah, a Dousman, Wis., native, is asenior entomology and Spanish major who is also pursuing a certificate in global health.Working with Professor Paskewitz, Hannah is developing protocols and methods for displaying various tick species and life stages in resin for public education and reference by medical professionals. We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram all week. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post. #CALS #MCEVBD

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Jul 30 10:38 am

Senior Anna Barry spent her #UWSummer in Washington D.C. as a legislative intern for Sen. Tammy Baldwin as part of the Wisconsin in Washington program. “I was assigned to the policy areas of LGBTQ+ and banking issues, where I learned so much about the legislative process and serving Wisconsin constituents. This summer term experience has meant the world to me and has prepared me for my future career in public policy,” says Anna. Anna, a political science major, was the first president of the newly formed UW-Madison Political Science Student Association, the Big Ten Voting Challenge Intern and a house fellow. She’s also in the accelerated Master of Public Affairs program at the LaFollette School of Public Affairs. The Wisconsin in Washington Program offers students a chance to intern at an organization in Washington, D.C., while completing course work designed to enhance the experience, including lectures, network building and visits to major institutions. The program is offered by the Study Abroad program, the International Division and the Political Science Department. We’ll be sharing #UWSummer stories on Instagram all week. You can follow along and share your own story by tagging #UWSummer in your Instagram post. @UWMadisonLS, @uwpolisci, @UWInternational, @UWSummer

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Jul 29 10:36 am

A 2.5 acre summer sweet spot. 🌲🌻💧#uwsummer

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Jul 25 9:27 am

This week’s Summer Sweet Spot is the Allen Centennial Garden, the artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department. Feed the fish and see all types of flowers, trees and grasses. The garden is open from dawn to dusk and admission is free. Next to the gardens, you’ll find a historic Victorian gothic house built in 1896 that was originally the Agricultural Dean's Residence. #uwsummer

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Jul 24 11:56 am

Grandparents University, organized by @wisalumni is the epitome of 🎶“If you want to be a badger, just come along with me”🎶 #uwmadison #grandparentsuniversity (📷: @uwenergyinstitute)

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Jul 23 1:53 pm

Be safe out there, #Badgers! As temps increase, so does the possibility for heat-related illnesses. Click the link in our bio or swipe up in our IG story to use tips from @UHSMadison to stay cool throughout this weekend's heat advisory.

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Jul 18 3:16 pm

Named for a #UWMadison Nobel Prize winner who frequented it, the Howard Temin Lakeshore Path is the well-traveled ribbon along Lake Mendota that ties the entire Lakeshore Nature Preserve together. #UWSummer

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Jul 17 3:59 pm

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