Rupa Sridharan was among 24 UW professors to earn Vilas professorships and awards. The Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award recognizes research and teaching excellence and provides flexible research funding for three years.
Jon Eckhardt, Robert Nowak, and Kevin Ponto were among the recipients of nine mini grants from the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute to advance data science.
“Karen Schloss is at the forefront of the best and the brightest early career scientists in our field.” Schloss received the award for her significant contributions to scientific psychology early in her career.
WID’s Shaoqin “Sarah” Gong is a collaborator on a paper published in Nature Communications in which UW engineers constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on a substrate of cellulose nanofibril paper, a wood product.
InBusiness Madison features Executive Director of WID’s Illuminating Discovery Hub, Ginger Ann Contreras.
John Yin has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant and an Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to work on projects related to human coronaviruses.
WID’s Data Science Hub is part of the COVID-19 Data Science Research Group that is interpreting data, using that data to create models, and sharing information and findings.
WID’s Kris Saha spoke to Wisconsin Public Radio to answer questions about gene editing technology CRISPR in response to a question received by WHYsconsin.
Brilliant and Diverse Graduate Research Scholars (BADGRS), founded by graduate students at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), is a discussion space for grad students, postdocs, and other trainees. They want to destigmatize conversations about mental health.
WID’s Krishanu Saha and colleagues J. Benjamin Hurlbut and Sheila Jasanoff write in Scientific American about germ line editing and the need for more scientific and moral clarity.
WID Director Jo Handelsman shared a conversation on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda and on WUWM about soil and microbes.
WID director Jo Handelsman was among four women profiled by Brava Magazine as STEM Superstars at UW–Madison.
Science to Street Art is an initiative that aims to visually inspire STEM education and careers by creating science civic art through graffiti and hip-hop art forms.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison discover the factors that contribute to successful public engagement with science endeavors. In particular, the team is interested in learning what motivations and experiences mold the profiles of scientists who engage successfully with the public.
The National Science Policy Symposium will take place at the Discovery Building and in Union South at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2.
university faculty and students, politicians and indigenous advocates discussed representation and inclusion in science at the panel moderated by Rabiah Mayas, associate director of Northwestern University’s Science in Society research center.
The murals, which will feature molecular structures, big data and precision medicine, the diversity of scientists, and more are intended to spark an interest in science.
WID is connecting UW scientists with artists to create science-themed murals across the city of Madison.
Panels on Oct. 17 and 18 during the Wisconsin Science Festival will examine representation and inclusion in science and science in entertainment and the arts. Both afternoon panels will take place in the Discovery Building.
Hyperinnovation profiles a recent networking event devoted to development of WID’s nascent Emerging Technologies Hub.
The fall Crossroads of Ideas series kicks off in the Discovery Building on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. WID researchers will be featured throughout the fall series.
Smith, who also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Greater Madison and as a member of the Agrace Hospice Foundation Board, is responsible for all aspects of the institute’s development efforts including strategic planning, donor relations and stewardship of major gifts.
Claudia Solís-Lemus and Daniel Pimentel-Alarcón are experts in statistics and machine learning, augmenting WID’s data science expertise.
WID graduate student Arezoo Movaghar was a collaborator in a study that employed machine learning to mine decades of electronic health records of nearly 20,000 individuals.
“When I came we started thinking about how you generate interdisciplinary work. We took an experimental approach to figuring out whether there are deliberate things that we can do that will encourage truly broad collaborations across disciplines.”