Growing the Future
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is an engine of scientific discovery, with researchers working across the spectrum of agricultural and life sciences. Academically, the college offers research-based, hands-on teaching of undergraduates; world-class graduate programs rich in research and project assistantships; and short courses, workshops and other programs. Our outreach activities bring the work of the college to Wisconsin businesses, organizations and communities throughout the state. Learn more about CALS.
UW–Madison offers such great freedom to pursue your interests. I feel confident that the experiences I’ve had here have prepared me well for whatever path I take going forward in life.
As a middle school student in her native Saudi Arabia, Sarah Almutawa BS’23 found herself — somewhat unexpectedly — competing in the International Chemistry Olympiad. She had not yet taken a single chemistry course, but her parents believed in her. They’d already witnessed her science aptitude and always encouraged her to try new things, however challenging or unfamiliar. It’s an approach that has worked well for Almutawa, who graduated in May with a degree in biology and certificates in global health and Biocore. Last fall, Almutawa was a finalist for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship — a testament to the years she has spent seizing opportunities. Her Rhodes application highlighted her work in the lab of Junsu Kang, where her research project used the genome editing tool CRISPR to study tissue regeneration in zebrafish.
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