OPPS Annual Conference
October 25 (travel day) - October 29, 2017 (travel day)
The Opportunities in Engineering Conference (OPPS) is an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate juniors and seniors to visit the UW-Madison campus and explore graduate programs in engineering. Available graduate engineering programs are listed in the table below. Opportunities for summer research programs and industrial employment will also be addressed.
|Biomedical Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Chemical and Biological Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Engineering Physics||MS, PhD|
|Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program||MS, PhD|
|Geological Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Industrial and Systems Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Limnology and Marine Science||ME|
|Materials Science and Engineering||MS, PhD|
|Mechanical Engineering||MS, PhD|
Former OPPS students during the conference in the Mechanical Engineering Building.
College juniors, seniors, graduates, masters students, and anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UW with majors in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, math or other physical sciences. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
OPPS participants and GERS students gather around a bonfire dinner on a Saturday night in October 2011.
The conference will include presentations on research, funding for graduate school, the graduate application process, and career options with graduate degrees in engineering. Students will have opportunities to meet with faculty and graduate students and to tour campus facilities as well as the University of Wisconsin campus and the Madison community.
Students will arrive in Madison by Wednesday evening, October 25, 2017, and spend Thursday and Friday learning about graduate school and research opportunities. Students will remain in Madison through Sunday, October 29. Those students who drive can depart on Saturday or Sunday. There will be a dinner Friday night hosted by engineering graduate students and faculty, and group activities all day on Saturday.
All travel and lodging will be covered by the conference as well as meals on Wednesday night, and all day Thursday and Friday.
Please fill out the Opportunities in Engineering Conference application form. Also provide an unofficial copy of your transcript (transcripts must be in English), and one letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may come in the form of email, but must come directly from the reference. All applications must be received no later than Friday, September 22, 2017, with no exceptions. It is preferred that all application materials including references and transcripts be sent via email to email@example.com. No faxes, please.
For further information, contact Kelly Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608)263-4583.
Opportunities Conference Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering
258 CAE Building
1410 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706