Monthly Archives: February 2017

Now Accepting Submissions: Journal of Undergrad Science & Technology

by Lyn

The Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology (JUST) is UW-Madison’s first peer-reviewed, undergraduate science journal. We are a student-founded and student-run organization consisting of over 30 members, and we provide a way for undergraduate students to publish their research.

We are accepting submissions for undergraduate research starting now until February 10th, 2017 for our next publication. There is a $200 prize, The Holtz Award for Best Research Submission, given to one student researcher published in our Spring issue which will be published and shared on campus in May.

For more information about us and how to submit, please visit our webpage ( Our writing guidelines and Spring 2016 publication are online and available as resources. At JUST, we believe that publishing is a great opportunity for students to contribute to research communication, and we would love to involve as many UW students as we can.

Call For Participants: Grad Student Workshop, “Global Markets, Local Voices”

by Lyn
Call for participants: Graduate student paper workshop

Global markets, local voices: Inclusivity in globalization in theory and practice

Organizers: Daniel Bornstein (Sociology) and Matt Zinsli (Development Studies)

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Sponsored by the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

This student-organized paper workshop is a chance for you to share with colleagues a project you’re working on, and provide and receive peer feedback. Whether your project is a seminar paper, thesis proposal, article draft, dissertation chapter, or a fellowship or grant proposal, you’re welcome to participate, no matter what stage of writing you’re at.

We welcome papers on a wide range of topics pertinent to the “Global markets, local voices” theme: social movements; global environmental governance; the role of science and technology in a globalized world; international organizations; human rights; and more.

Each student will submit a paper, and provide feedback on 3 or 4 other students’ papers. Your paper should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages.

Professor Jane Collins from the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology will open the workshop with a presentation and discussion on preparing and submitting a journal article, including topics such as turning your data into a coherent narrative, crafting your argument, and selecting the best journal to review your work. Participants will then be organized into small groups based on the theme of their submission and given time to share and discuss.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

To participate, please submit an abstract of 200-250 words to no later than February 13, 2017, at 9:00 pm. Papers will be due by February 27, 2017, at 9:00 pm.