Instructors from schools across the state are getting their hands dirty in the search for antibiotics by joining the Small World Initiative.
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.
Systems programmer Ross Tredinnick led an effort to create a 3D virtual replica of the Norway Building near Mount Horeb, WI before its disassembly in 2015. Visitors to the new Driftless Historium can experience it starting June 3.
The screening of Stranger in Paradise will feature a panel discussion at Sundance Cinema 6 on April 4th at 6:30pm.
Randolph Ashton, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the Bionates Theme at WID, received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for advancing tissue engineering of the human spinal cord.
Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, explores the importance of soil at the Crossroads of Ideas lecture series.
Two students from WID’s Living Environments Laboratory are a part of the Badgerloop team that recently won an innovation award at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, thanks in part to their work on Badgerloop VR.
Xuehua Zhong speaks to Hope Kirwan of Wisconsin Public Radio about leaf senescence.
For the past three summers, John Yin has led a delegation of UW–Madison Chemical and Biological engineering students to Hangzhou, China, affording both an academic and culturally enriching experience.
Researchers seeking participants with diagnosed diabetes to continue cutting edge research.
Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Kohler Fellowship as the fellows seek to build upon the past year’s successful events and activities.
Field Day Lab’s ‘Sustainable U’ game allows users to learn about systems of sustainability while exploring the UW-Madison campus. The free app is now available for iOS and Android.
Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016) will feature a panel discussion at Sundance 6 on April 19th at 6:30pm.
The Living Environments Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery takes outreach seriously. On April 1, the lab welcomed dozens of students from the Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference into the CAVE and Dev Lab to experience 3D virtual environments.
Victor Zavala, WID Optimization Affiliate and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, spoke at the Discovery Seminar Series in February, 2016, about optimization of energy systems.
Siftr from the Field Day Lab creates a clearinghouse for the creation of citizen science projects.
David Tenenbaum from UW-Madison news interviews David Gagnon about engaging teachers right from the start to build games that will actually be used in classrooms.
The next installment of the Field Day blog: Wisconsin teachers who know how to lead gifted students.
On the fifth anniversary of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Chris Bradfield reflects on transcending limitations through collaboration.
The New Yorker is using a machine learning system developed by WID Optimization researchers to sort through captions for their weekly cartoon caption contest.
Blending fun and education, the Global Game Jam was intended to promote ARIS, that is used to create games and stories.