Bring science to people and people to science
WID teams are dedicated to ensuring broad access to science, inspiring young people of all backgrounds to pursue careers in science. Our approach is to unite scientists and a diverse public through the fusion of art, technology, entrepreneurship, and science. Using modern art modes, including street art and virtual reality, WID makes the ideas of science inclusive to a broad community, encouraging citizens from all parts of society to learn more at WID and beyond.
Science is for everyone.
Many of WID's efforts contribute to the Science to People Grand Challenge.
Explore WID news and discoveries:
Handelsman Talks Soil on Podcast & WUWM
WID Director Jo Handelsman shared a conversation on Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda and on WUWM about soil and microbes.
Continue Reading Isthmus: Street Science
Isthmus covers Science to Street Art, a project from WID's Illuminating Discovery Hub.
Continue Reading Madison365: Connecting Science with Street Art
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.
Continue Reading NSF Grant Takes Scientific Approach to Public Engagement with Science
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.
Continue Reading Next Gen Scientists Assemble in Madison to Bring Science to the Policy Table
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.
Continue Reading WSJ: 'Who Owns Science?' Wisconsin Science Festival Panel Explores Culture, Representation
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.
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