Ellen Abad Santos
Biology | Global Health, Public Policy
Joining the Biocore program was one of the best decisions I made in college. Biocore fostered growth in my scientific reasoning skills, but (more importantly) gave me lifelong friendships. I have endless gratitude for this program.
Biology | Global Health
My favorite Biocore experience was doing a research project on tadpoles for the 486 physiology lab. Through Biocore, I grew as a student, researcher, and mentor through the rigorous lecture material, the research projects, and the leadership positions that were offered. I am forever grateful for the Biocore community.
Biocore definitely made my college experience as memorable as it is. From the amazing learning community to volunteering with the BOA and attending game nights with the Adventure Club, my time at Madison wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without it.
I am so grateful for the Biocore program and everyone I have met in it! Through this program I found a true community and made so many great friends, and I have become a better scientist, writer, learner, and team member. I will carry all of the skills I’ve learned in Biocore with me through the rest of my life.
Lab at the Biocore prairie being the first class I returned to in person after the pandemic began.
Biochemistry | Game Development, Folklore
I remember how nervous and excited I was to do my first project and conduct real science at the prairie – and how gratifying it was to return as an undergraduate TA two years later, more confident in my abilities as a scientist, to help a new class of students find their footing.
Biochemistry, Chemistry | Global Health
The classes helped prepare me for the MCAT exceptionally well, and helped me learn a lot about the human body!
Lydia LaBelle Ragainis
Biology | Environmental Studies
My favorite Biocore memory is being an Undergraduate TA for Biocore 382 and spending most of the lab period during data collection standing on the rock in the prairie and trying to find all of my students.
Biocore was one of the best parts of my college experience. I met the most amazing people, and I felt a strong sense of community within the Biocore program. Not only did I become a better scientist through the Biocore curriculum, but I also have made many memories and friendships that will extend beyond my years within the program.