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Division of the Arts Director Chris Walker helms this year’s installment of the popular “Big Ideas for Busy People” event “Am AI Art Too? – How AI is Transforming the Creative Process.” Walker will explore how rapid technological advancements have propelled art and creative expression into new territory on Tuesday night, October 17.
CaSP is bringing awareness a hardworking microbe Lactococcus lactis, which is the bacterium used to make cheese. Join policymakers, scientists, dairy, and industry leaders for a night showcasing Wisconsin’s overlooked hero and hear why Wisconsin should designate L. lactis as its official state microbe on October 24, at 5:00 PM at the Discovery Building. This event is free and open to the public.
Annual Wisconsin Science Festival returns Oct. 16-22 with new theme
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery hosted the “Celebrating Latinx voices in STEM” symposium in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Inclusion in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Oct. 5.
He has earned the 2023 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for a series of papers at the intersection of operations research and computer science.
Katherine P. Meuller, PhD and Nicole J. Piscopo win with “Production and characterization of virus-free, CRISPR-CAR T cells capable of inducing solid tumor regression”
On October 5th and 6th, the “Celebrating Latinx Voices in STEM” symposium at the Discovery building, supported by WISELI, WID, and CALS, marks Hispanic Heritage Month. It features presentations by UW-Madison Latinx scientists, seeking to unite students, researchers, and faculty in an interdisciplinary forum with talks, games, identity discussions, and networking to spotlight Latin American scientists’ unique perspectives.
The Marie Christine Kohler Fellows are proud to announce the opening of the “Genetic Symphonies: The Building Hox of Life” exhibit, currently located at the UW–Madison Genetics Department. Graduate students Katharine Hubert and Sharon Tang created the interactive Art+Science Fusion exhibit at UW Makerspace during their participation in the Marie Christine Kohler Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery (WID).
The award goes to a researcher “for a body of contributions in the area of optimization.”
INTEGRATE is a new unique, interdisciplinary program in WID that can train graduate students to consider both the technical and societal challenges of introducing robots into the workplace.
Climate Change Coalition of Door County is focusing on soil during its 10th-anniversary celebration, The World We Make and is excited to have Dr. Handelsman as the event’s guest and speaker on September 20th n Bailey’s Harbor, WI. She will talk about soil’s role as a powerful carbon reducer, sustainable farming policies and practices to reduce soil erosion.
New computation tools described in a recent study published in Nature Communications, may provide key insights that will aid researchers to construct a more precise view of what drives cellular identity. “We are trying to understand the causal mechanisms of how cells transition from one state, e.g., a pluripotent state to a more differentiated state, e.g. a skin or nerve cell and vice versa. We want to know how different normal cell types emerge and what might lead to cells becoming aberrant.” says Sushmita Roy. To gain such an understanding “we are developing computational tools that can integrate large-scale molecular profiles measured for each individual cell in a population of thousands of cells to define these GRNs” says Roy.
WID’s Science to Street Art proudly announces the completion of a vibrant new mural in downtown Madison. Wisconsin artist Kiba Freeman, designed and painted the science art fusion mural entitled “Carbon Cycle.” The mural is available for all to see on 318 West Gorham Street, Madison WI.
WID Discovery Fellow, Josh Arnold is working with Alliant Energy to design a 2.25-megawatt solar farm on its Kegonsa Research Campus near Stoughton as a laboratory for a multi-disciplinary study of agrivoltaics — the co-location of solar energy and agriculture.
Discovery Fellow, Federico Rey and colleagues identified bacteria able to break down uric acid in the low-oxygen environment of the intestines and the specific genes that enable the process.
John Denu, is named recipient of the Katherine Berns Van Donk Steenbock Professorship in Nutrition.
Research led by researchers at UW–Madison will leverage new ways of delivering drug therapies through nanotechnology with advanced genome CRISPR technology to innovate new treatments for two hereditary diseases that cause blindness.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery proudly announces the selection of Krishanu Saha, associate professor of biomedical engineering, as a recipient of the prestigious 2023 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society that is open to students across disciplines, recognizes the achievements of the most outstanding students in every school and college at UW–Madison.
Congratulations Jo Handelsman! The National Academy of Sciences was founded in 1863 as a result of an Act of Congress that was approved by Abraham Lincoln, the NAS is charged with “providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology and provide scientific advice to the government ‘whenever called upon’ by any government department.”
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is excited to announce the 2023 Cultivating Connections expo, to be held on April 12, 2023, from 2:00 – 5:30 pm at the Discovery Building. The expo will feature a panel discussion on the importance of diverse mentorship in STEM, a dance performance from …
Scientists worldwide are using authentic research experiences to engage college students in discovering new antibiotics. The Tiny Earth initiative, based at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, has already trained thousands of students in 30 countries. Congressionally Directed Community Project Funds will now provide $1 million to expand the program and reach even more students. This was part of the $1.7 trillion federal spending package that was signed into law by President Biden in December 2022.
“I aim to create an environment where students can ask questions, make mistakes, and learn to move past them.”