Tools for Discovery is a regular profile series that inspects the computer programs, gadgets, and methods behind WID’s ideas and discoveries.
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.
In a paper forthcoming in the journal Cognitive Science, Living Environments Lab professor Karen Schloss and her colleagues investigated whether and why color preferences change according to the season.
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. Full story »
UW program powers New Yorker contest featuring Rob Nowak and NEXT software Full story »
Jo Handelsman began her tenure as Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on February 1. Shortly before her start date, we sat down with her to talk about the future of WID and the course she intends to set. Full story »
Systems Biology Theme Leader, John Yin, Optimization Fellow, Rebecca Willett, LEL alumna, Carrie Roy, and new LEL Principal Investigator, Karen Schloss explain their innovative research. Sit back, relax and massage your brain with WID science. Full story »
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) will have a new director: Jo Handelsman, a Yale professor and official of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Full story »
Writing March 20 in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials, WID Fellow William Murphy describes the use of a variety of plants to create an efficient, inexpensive and scalable technology for making tiny structures that could one day be used to repair muscle, organs and bone using stem cells. Full story »
Laura Albert McLay, WID optimization fellow and Associate Professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering speaks to WKOW about March Madness tournament rankings. Full story »