Chemistry Building

The Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) is a group of graduate student, post-doc, and faculty representatives committed to bridging the gap between students and faculty in the Chemistry Department at UW-Madison. The GSFLC hosts events like the annual Snout-Out, departmental colloquia, the spring poster session, the winter cookie bake-off, and summer social hours, which intend to bring these two groups together and offer opportunities to mingle within the Chemistry Department.

More than that, the GSFLC offers opportunities for professional development by awarding travel grants for those presenting their research at conferences and mentor awards to recognize the faculty and students who have helped us become mature researchers. The GSFLC also acts as a voice for change, periodically surveying grad students and postdocs regarding departmental climate and presenting issues and requests from students to faculty members. We continue to work with faculty and staff members to implement initiatives to positively impact our department climate and culture.

News & Announcements

  • April 02, 2018 - Climate Survey Colloquium

    Thank you to the graduate students and postdocs who provided their feedback in the 2017 Climate Survey of the Chemistry Department. Based on these results, we have identified key factors that positively or negatively impact the mental health and emotional well-being of our graduate students and postdocs.

    The GSFLC invites you to a discussion of these results on Friday, April 13th at 3:30 pm, room 1315. We will also present suggestions for improvement based on the survey findings and end with a Q&A session. Your attendance and participation is highly encouraged. 

  • April 02, 2018 - GSFLC Colloquium

    We would like to invite you to this year’s GSFLC Colloquium: Careers and Commitments.  The colloquium will take place this Friday, April 6th, at 3:30 pm in 1315.  This event will feature a panel discussion regarding work-life balance and career choices made in light of personal factors such as dual-career marriages or having children.  Panelists will include Silvia Cavagnero, Heike Hofstetter, and JR Schmidt.  We look forward to engaging conversation!


  • January 08, 2018 - GSFLC Chemistry Department Climate Survey

    The GSFLC Chemistry Department Climate Survey will close this Friday, January 12th at 5pm.  Thank you to those who have already submitted their feedback!

    To maximize participation this week, the GSFLC will be hosting a completion event in the undergraduate computer lab (1375) on January 12th from 1-4pm. We will provide cookies and Indie coffee while you complete your surveys.

    If you don't plan on attending this event, you are encouraged to complete the survey using the following link:

  • November 02, 2017 - Fall 2017 GSFLC Travel Award

    The application window for a Fall 2017 GSFLC Travel Award is now open. These awards offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses. Students whose applications are accepted will receive a $300 award. The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Matt Dent by Wednesday November 22nd, 2017.

  • October 01, 2017 - Student Faculty Breakfast - Chemistry 9341, October18