Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Students to discuss project assistantships

La Follette School students will describe their project assistantships at a panel discussion at noon on Friday, February 20, in 6201 Microbial Sciences.

La Follette School students apply their research and analysis skills across campus in fields ranging from education policy to health to economics, says organizer Maria Serakos, who has a PAship through the campus Center for Demography and Ecology.

"My classmates' PAships often make meaningful contributions to the UW–Madison, La Follette, and greater Madison communities," Serakos says. "We all know that La Follette students are busy, though oftentimes much of their work goes unnoticed. The discussion will be a forum for students, and faculty, to come together and share about their project and research experiences, giving insight into the abundance of opportunities on campus. Also, students seeking PAships can learn about how to find such positions and what they entail."

Speakers who have PAships with La Follette School faculty include Virginia Andersen, Andy Behm, Andy Lick, Sam Matteson, Eric O'Shaughnessy and Scott Wood. Kate Austin and Sarah Eskrich will speak about their work at the Population Health Institute, while Drew McDermott will talk about education research and policy at the nonprofit organization Education Analytics.