WID Events

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and its collaborators host events focused on nucleating research at UW–Madison and beyond, creating opportunities for new connections, and engaging with the public. Most WID events take place in the Discovery Building, though it is important to note that not all Discovery Building events are affiliated with WID. For a full listing of events in the Discovery Building, please visit discovery.wisc.edu/events.

Please join us for these upcoming events:


Friday, July 1, 2022

El Zoominario - Nayomi Plaza Rodriguez
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Friday, August 5, 2022

El Zoominario - Marcela Tabima Martinez
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Conversation with Artists and Scientists of Life As We Don’t Know It
Kohler Fellows at the Overture Center Rotunda Studio
The concept of “life” is nebulous – something that is known to all, but undefinable. Join us in a conversation with Life As We Don’t Know It artists and scientists who will approach, encroach, and even disrupt understandings of what might count as life, challenging human sense-making and grids of intelligibility. The exhibit reception will be from May 3-August 28. Sponsored by the Marie Christine Kohler Fellows Program at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
7:00 pm Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison, WI 53703

Friday, September 2, 2022

El Zoominario - Laura Muñoz Baena
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Friday, October 7, 2022

El Zoominario - Natalia Rosario-Melendez
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Monday, October 10, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Friday, October 14, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Friday, November 4, 2022

El Zoominario - TBA
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Friday, December 2, 2022

El Zoominario - TBA
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online



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