UWSC Welcomes Fiona Weeks as a Project Director

Fiona Weeks joins the UW Survey Center project direction team as a Project Director on February 13, 2023.

Fiona comes to the UWSC from a position as a Director of Maternal Child Health with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  She is also working to complete her PhD in Population Health at UW-Madison, which she expects to finish in the next year. We are so pleased to add her survey management experience and data management and analysis skills to our team at this time of growth here at UWSC! 

Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema named 2022 MAPOR Fellow

The Executive Board of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) named Faculty Director Jennifer Dykema as its newest MAPOR Fellow at its November 2022 meeting. MAPOR Fellows are MAPOR members who have significant contributions to MAPOR through contributions to the field of public opinion and survey research, who have provided outstanding service to the organization, or who have provided considerable mentorship to students and professionals in our field.

MIDUS: Midlife in the U.S. National Study of Health and Well-Being

The next round data collection for Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is underway! The University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) is contacting participants about completing an interview by phone, through 2024. With the help of our participants, MIDUS is teaching us a great deal about the factors that influence health and well-being as people age from early adulthood to later life.

UWSC Attends 2022 AASRO Meeting

UW Survey Center (UWSC) Associate Director and current AASRO President John Stevenson presided over the 2022 Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) meeting. Center Directors from across the country met in September in Johnson City, Tennessee at East Tennessee State University to discuss current issues in managing academic survey research organizations (ASROs).

University of Chicago Chapin Hall releases new site exploring data of the UWSC-administered Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study

Longtime UWSC client, Dr. Mark Courtney, with the University of Chicago Chapin Hall has released a new site exploring the data collected from the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, also known as the Midwest Young Adult (MYA) Study while it was administered by the UWSC in the early 2000s.

UWSC’s Jordyn Jenjak Awarded 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology

Please join us in congratulating UWSC Shift Leader & CAR student Jordyn Jenjak for winning the 2022 Alfred Reschke Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology. The scholarship award honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in the Sociology Department at UW-Madison and supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison.

UWSC Senior Programmer, Brendan Day awarded 2022 “Unsung Hero” IT Recognition Award

Brendan’s work encompasses all modes of data collection and touches every department at UWSC. His creation and support of the Project Operations Database (POD), management of the online ASM elections, and development and maintenance of numerous custom applications (among many other achievements) has played a critical role in making UWSC the successful organization it is today.