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Undergraduate Project Assistant

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504603
Division/Organization: College of Engineering
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $11.00
Job Categories: Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Education and Training, STEM

Department Overview:

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center education group integrates the discovery of new knowledge in materials science with creation of research-inspired educational materials, innovative programs that broaden participation in STEM fields, industry outreach to promote economic advancement, and professional development opportunities that train the next-generation US workforce.

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Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This position is on campus, not remote.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:



Will work with you to determine a schedule that suits

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UW-Madison student who is responsible, independent, organized, motivated, and willing to learn.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Must have basic chemistry and physics knowledge (through introductory chemistry and physics courses), knowledge of engineering is a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and similar software. Experience working in Wordpress, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is beneficial but not required. Experience with building tools a plus. Experience in a lab setting and Makerspace use preferred, but not required. Training provided. Knowledge of Spanish a plus, but not required.

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Helping to design, build, and test educational activities inspired by the cutting-edge research in the center. Helping at large outreach events and occasionally at smaller events, which requires activity set up and take down, engaging audiences in various ages, and communicating science and engineering to those audiences.

Physical Demands:

Lifting up to 25 lbs, ability to work with hands to design, build, and test educational activities, occasional large events will require standing for long periods of time.

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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