GSFLC Events

Department Colloquium

The GSFLC organizes a departmental colloquium annually as part of the department colloquium series. The GSFLC speaker commonly discusses topics like professional development, job seeking, patenting, and other scientifically-relevant topics related to preparing graduate students for life after graduate school. A poll to gather topics of interest or potential nominees for the 2015 colloquium will be available soon.


Snout-Out Picnic

Chemistry ends the summer and kicks off the new academic year in style with a legendary department picnic. It starts with a pig roast and other summertime foods to sate the appetite, and follows with the annual department Softball Tournament. Enjoy an afternoon full of games, friendly interdepartmental rivalries, sociable scientists, and good food. Advertisements and tickets will be sent out over the summer, and will be available on the website. Check back as the date approaches!


Annual Poster Session

The GSFLC holds a poster session every spring to give graduate students the opportunity to present their work to their Madison colleagues.  Everyone who recieves GSFLC Departmental travel grants is required to participate, but submissions from non-travel grant recipients is encouraged and welcome.


GSFLC Student-Faculty Breakfast

The GSFLC is hosting a StudentFaculty breakfast. Goal: Create an opportunity for students to network with faculty they might not normally talk to about research, career paths, etc. in an informal environment. Please sit down with us for a catered breakfast!


Annual Financial Seminar

Do you want to know... to make a budget?
...if it makes more sense for you to invest for retirement now or pay off your debts first?
...the difference between an IRA and a Roth IRA, and if you qualify for either?
If yes, then plan to attend the next free financial seminar next fall. In 2013 and 2014, GSFLC invited Austin Streeper, a finacial advisor with North Star Resource Group to share his advice. Students who attended said this event was well worth their time. At the end, he also offers free one-on-one consultations to discuss your individual situation. It's never too early to plan for the future! 



GSFLC also organizes departmental social events. The so called 'TGIF' events are scheduled several times each semester, and advertisements will be posted on the website and around the Chemistry building in advance. Keep your eyes open for them!


Annual Cookie Contest

The department culinary challenge is held each February, giving time for socializing, as well as a venue to show off your baking talents. Cookies, bars, and all types of treats are on display, available for tasting. A popular vote from the contest attendees decides the winners, who receive prizes and, as always, eternal glory.


Annual Fundraiser

The GSFLC holds an annual fundraiser to gather revenue for all of its events through the year. This year we are selling UW-Madison T-shirts and portfolios. The ordering period ended Dec 1st. Thanks you to all of you who helped support the GSFLC this year! Check your emails for more information on our fall 2015 fundraiser.