10 Years of Discovery

Celebrating a Decade of Discovery

Join us in celebrating ten years of innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary science at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Return here throughout the year and scroll below to see special events leading up to our anniversary plus featured people and discoveries from our ten-year history.

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Join us at Special Events All Year

NOTE: WID events are on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for additional information about rescheduled events.

Data Science Research Bazaar
January 24-25, 2020
UW-Madison’s Data Science Research Bazaar is a two-day conference, where researchers and data scientists from various disciplines and industries will have opportunities to share their work, collaborate, and discuss their data science interests.

Illuminating Connections
February 12, 2020
Join us for celebration of WID’s hubs with an open house for researchers to learn how the hubs can serve campus and the state. All members of the campus community are welcome.

Speed Science-ing: Women in Science (CANCELED)
March 11, 2020 (New date pending)
Join us for a lively evening of science topics for entertainment writers. Three scientists will be your science speed-dates as we explore science topics for the stage, screen, page, and more!

Human Nature Film Screening (CANCELED)
March 25, 2020 (New date pending)
Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. An expert panel will follow the screening.

Tiny Earth Symposium
June 11-12, 2020
WID’s Tiny Earth program is using an innovative curriculum and international network to “studentsource” antibiotic discovery, develop the next generation of scientists, and create a community of discovery. This year’s event will be a virtual symposium hosted online.

WID Symposium
August 27, 2020
The annual WID Symposium will close with a public lecture. Return here for additional details.

WID 10th Anniversary Gala
September 12, 2020
Help us celebrate ten years of discovery with a celebration event featuring distinguished guests, WID’s world-class faculty, excellent entertainment, and captivating conversations about how you can support the future of science at WID.

Wisconsin Science Festival
October 15-18, 2020
The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events across Wisconsin for people of all ages. In 2020, we celebrate 10 years of the Festival.

Discovery Building 10th Anniversary
December 2, 2020

WID By the Numbers

  • 19 core faculty from more than a dozen UW–Madison departments
  • >1K publications in data sciences, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, multi-omics, and more
  • >70 awards from a wide variety of foundations and agencies
  • 33 Discovery Fellows from across the UW campus, augmenting WID’s expertise and impact

Featured Discoveries and People from WID’s First Ten Years

Read about our top ten discoveries here, and visit our stories page to learn about more WID discoveries. Follow WID on Twitter and Facebook for updates about discoveries and events, featured “WIDites”, and other news.

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