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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

  • 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
  • September 30, 2017 - GSFLC Apple Picking October 1st

    The GSFLC would like to formally invite you to Sutter's Ridge Farm for Apple Picking, Wagon Rides, Pumpkin Spice Donuts and Fall Fun! Please feel free to bring your family and significant others as well. This will be a great opportunity to see the fall foliage as well as people in the department. 

    Sutter's Ridge is located at: 2074 Sutter Dr., Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

  • May 19, 2017 - GSFLC Meditation Event

    GSFLC will be sponsoring a meditation event that will aim to teach you breathing exercises to help deal with stress management. The event will be run by former Cui Group graduate student Puja Goyal (now a post doc in the Hammes-Schiffer group at UIUC). 

    Date: Friday June 2nd Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM RM: 8335

  • May 05, 2017 - GSFLC listening sessions

    Listening sessions for each division:

    The materials listening session will be May 17th at 2 pm in room 3219.

    The pchem listening session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in 8351.

    1st year listening session is scheduled for Thursday May 11th from 2-4 pm in 1129.

    The organic listening session will be Thursday June 1st from 11AM-1PM in chemistry room #3219.

    The international students listening session will be  Friday May 19th at 3-4 pm.

    The chembio listening session will be 12-1 pm on NMonday, June 5th in room 8335.

    The inorganic listening session will be on Wednesday May 24, at 10 am in room 5108.