This week...
...kicks off UW's 100 Hour Challenge! Read below for the details for this entrepreneurial event! Also be sure to check out the job posting for a part-time AI/Machine Learning position.
Wednesday: Graduate School Open House
Date: November 10
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Virtual!
Hosted by: The Graduate School

Meet virtually with staff and faculty from many of UW's 160+ graduate degree programs, gain insight into the application process, and discover the array of services and resources available to graduate students.
Wednesday: BMES x Transcend
Date: November 10
Time: 6 - 7 PM
Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building
Hosted by: Transcend UW

Dr. Ludwig is the Co-Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Translational Neuroengineering (WITNe) and leads the Ludwig Laboratory at UW-Madison where his primary focus is on next-generation neuromodulation therapies that use minimally invasive strategies to hack the nervous system to treat circuit dysfunction. Prior to this, he was the Program Director for Neural Engineering at the National Institutes of Health, led the NIH BRAIN Initiative programs, and led a trans-NIH planning team in developing the ~250 million dollar S.P.A.R.C. Program to stimulate advances in neuromodulation therapies. He has also worked in industry on the chronic efficacy of a next-generation neural stimulation electrode for reducing blood pressure and has overseen clinical trials in both Europe and the United States. With vast experience in research, academic, and industry, Dr. Ludwig will be presenting on how he has taken multiple products from ideation into profitable, substantially impactful companies.
Thursday: The 100 Hour Challenge
Date: November 11
Time: Starts at 9 AM
Location: Virtual
Hosted by: UW's StartUp Learning Community

The 100-Hour Challengeone of UW-Madison's signature entrepreneurial contests and very popular with undergrads, is staying virtual this year. The Challenge involves students using materials they can easily find in their dorm room, apartment, or around campus, to come up with a new product idea in 100 hours or less (essentially over a long weekend). Create a short video pitch or slide deck of your big idea for the chance to win prize money!
Students can check the 100-Challenge website (linked above) starting at 9:00 AM to find the list of ‘approved materials’ and sign up for the event. Final videos or slide decks need to be uploaded by mid-day Monday, Nov. 15th. Here’s the link to the FB event. A poster to help promote is attached!
So many of the entrepreneurial contests on campus are designed for students with fully fleshed out ideas, business plans, etc. Here’s a chance for “entrepreneurially-curious” students just dipping their toes into innovation to have a crack at brainstorming, creating, and WINNING!
Questions? Contact Sari Judge, StartUp Learning Community Program Coordinator at
Thursday: Research Abroad
Date: November 11
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: UW International Academic Programs (Study Abroad)

Join the International Internship Program to learn more about various research abroad opportunities for undergrads through IIP and other programs. Applications are due between late November and February and requirements and openings vary widely.

Check out other study abroad events on their website:
...and Things
Job Posting: Part-time AI/Machine Learning Position
Bhudatt Paliwal, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Oncology and Medical Physics, School of Medicine & Public Health, is looking to hire a CS student for a part-time paid position applying AI/Machine Learning to radiotherapy imaging (CT, MR, etc.).  You can find more details here:
...and some more Things
Career Corner: The Personal Project
Personal projects allow you to: 
  • Hone technical skills you want to use in a professional job
  • Practice (and show off) your technical design and project management skills
  • Add specific technical successes to your resume

Make sure in addition to having a personal project, you're able to talk about it with employers. Need help with this? Schedule an appointment with a career advisor!
Visit the Undergrad Project Lab for help turning your project idea into reality.
Want to advertise your event? Email Madeline at with the title, date, time, location, and a short blurb. Please send events by Sunday night.
Want to share your experience? Fill out our Student Spotlight form and share your experience with an internship, senior honors thesis, study abroad program, conference, etc.
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