On July 13, hundreds of K-12 students and families from throughout Wisconsin will gather to hear directly from astronauts on the International Space Station through a live video downlink. The 20-minute call from space begins at 10 a.m. (time subject to change).
Three WID undergraduate researchers have been awarded Hilldale Fellowships in 2021, joining 26 other fellows from WID since 2010.
PBS Wisconsin Education’s Meet the Lab series features Randolph Ashton’s Neural Tissue Bioengineering Lab at WID.
Tianyi “Herry” Jin, an undergraduate in John Yin’s lab group at WID and the department of chemical and biological engineering, published discoveries about viruses in the journal Integrative Biology.
WID’s Michael Ferris joined the Thompson Center on Public Leadership to discuss a data-based planning tool called “Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts” (WEREWOLF) he developed with Thompson Center faculty research funding.
WID’s Randolph Ashton, Gavin Knight, Benjamin Knudsen, and Nisha Iyer take top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s Innovation Awards. Their work, Superior Neural Tissue Models for Disease Modeling, Drug Development and More, was selected from more than 400 innovation disclosures.
A new Science to Street Art mural on Madison’s south side aims to teach passersby about the molecules that shape the living world around them.
Lena Vincent is a graduate student in David Baum’s lab at WID. She studies the origin of life by searching for life-like behaviors in systems of molecules.
Researchers in WID’s Virtual Environments Group partnered with the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center and Field Day Lab to create a journey from Antarctica through the cosmos that sparks interest in astrophysics research.
Researchers at CALS and across the UW campus — including WID’s Data Science Hub — are leading a new nationwide data science group focused on bringing new insights to pandemic management.
Isthmus covers Science to Street Art, a project from WID’s Illuminating Discovery Hub.
A new data science project, “WEREWOLF”, puts powerful modeling tools into the hands of Wisconsin policymakers to create the energy systems of tomorrow.
Genetics professor Xuehua Zhong is a true believer in the power of outreach to instill a love of science in young people and develop mentoring skills in her students. To her delight, she has found an opportunity to do both.
Former Discovery Fellow Lynda Barry has been awarded a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. The fellowship, also known as a genius grant, provides a $625,000 stipend to be used as the fellow sees fit.
Ginger Contreras is the executive director of the Illuminating Discovery Hub at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. She will participate in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Science Festival titled Who Owns Science? Representation, Inclusion, Culture and the Scientific Enterprise on Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm in the H.F. …
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Madison Arts Commission are teaming up to create street art to boost interest in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.
WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.
From On Wisconsin Magazine: UW-Madison students are joining the hunt for new antibiotics in their introductory biology coursework and becoming part of the Tiny Earth network, based at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
By combining information from many farms, predictive models and analytic tools can be developed to help producers and consultants navigate, visualize. and analyze the data they are getting from an increasing number of sources to support better management decisions.
The scholarship recognizes promising undergraduates who plan to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD followed by a research career in engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences.
Instructors from schools across the state are getting their hands dirty in the search for antibiotics by joining a new program.
Sam Rikkers was born and raised in south central Wisconsin but has managed to make his mark in far-flung places. A graduate of Columbia University with a Master of International Affairs, he has served the Peace Corps in Zambia, earned a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin and served …
The Wisconsin Science Festival was a roaring success, with every corner of the Discovery Building containing something for people to see, hear, touch or manipulate.
WID Director Jo Handelsman and the Catalysts for Science Policy were instrumental in assembling fantastic panels for mini-symposia about science policy and science communication geared toward graduate students, postdocs, and faculty but open to anyone interested in science.
A new tool developed at UW-Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.