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.
Professor of Computer Sciences at WID Stephen Wright and three colleagues were announced winners of the prestigious Test of Time Award at the 2020 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.
WID’s Science to Script Writer in Residence, Michael Graf, had been named to the International Screenwriters’ Association’s top 25 writers to watch.
WID and its home, the Discovery Building, opened in December, 2010. A decade later, the institute is celebrating success and looking to the future.
By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice. WID postdoc Marc Chevrette is part of the team that published the finding in Science.
The Bazaar, happening throughout February, 2021, has the theme Data Science for the Social Good.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is home to the Institute for the Foundations of Data Science, which has received Phase II funding from the National Science Foundation.
WID Director Jo Handelsman talks to Wisconsin Public Radio about interdisciplinary science, research in the age of COVID-19, science-art fusion, and ten years of discovery at WID.
Rupa Sridharan was among 24 UW professors to earn Vilas professorships and awards. The Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award recognizes research and teaching excellence and provides flexible research funding for three years.
Jon Eckhardt, Robert Nowak, and Kevin Ponto were among the recipients of nine mini grants from the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute to advance data science.
“Karen Schloss is at the forefront of the best and the brightest early career scientists in our field.” Schloss received the award for her significant contributions to scientific psychology early in her career.
WID’s Data Science Hub is part of the COVID-19 Data Science Research Group that is interpreting data, using that data to create models, and sharing information and findings.
Brilliant and Diverse Graduate Research Scholars (BADGRS), founded by graduate students at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), is a discussion space for grad students, postdocs, and other trainees. They want to destigmatize conversations about mental health.
Isthmus covers Science to Street Art, a project from WID’s Illuminating Discovery Hub.
WID director Jo Handelsman was among four women profiled by Brava Magazine as STEM Superstars at UW–Madison.
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.
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.
A new data science project, “WEREWOLF”, puts powerful modeling tools into the hands of Wisconsin policymakers to create the energy systems of tomorrow.
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.
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.
The murals, which will feature molecular structures, big data and precision medicine, the diversity of scientists, and more are intended to spark an interest in science.
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.
WID is connecting UW scientists with artists to create science-themed murals across the city of Madison.
Panels on Oct. 17 and 18 during the Wisconsin Science Festival will examine representation and inclusion in science and science in entertainment and the arts. Both afternoon panels will take place in the Discovery Building.
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.