The Washington Post writes about the harsh realities faced by women and minorities in science presented by WID Director Jo Handelsman at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.
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.
CaSP is joining with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to amplify its voice on science policy issues. On October 4 in the Discovery Building, they host a panel on improving forensic science policy.
The work being done at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery does not end in the lab or with research publications, and it goes beyond the science and engineering that happens in the Discovery Building every day. WID is more than a collection of researchers — it is a collaborative community …
The people behind WID’s discoveries: faculty, students, staff, and fellows.
WID unites creative minds focused on scientific projects and ideas by generating novel combinations of academics and collaborations. The Discovery Fellows program seeks to establish research collaborations with faculty of exceptional ability in order to expand the scope of research and promote WID’s core vision and mission.
Researchers at WID have their own in-depth, innovative, rigorous research programs in addition to their contributions to WID initiatives, involvement in Discovery Hubs, and commitment to WID’s collaborative culture.
WID researchers improve the dialogue between scientists and the public about science and engineering and facilitate discourse about the role of science in society, and the image of scientists.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is a research institute on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison built to develop a new approach to science driven by unlikely collaborations and the greatest research minds from across the campus and the world. Make a Gift to WID From the WID Director: …
The important work done in WID’s collaborative network does not end with publication in scientific journals. A key part of WID’s mission is to share our discoveries with our community and the world — here, we tell the story of our unique approach to scientific inquiry, our connections on campus and …
Marie Christine Kohler Fellows at WID (“Kohler Fellows” for short) are senior graduate or professional students selected on the strength of their commitment and abilities to contribute to transdisciplinary thought. Kohler Fellows work and collaborate in the Institute, connecting graduate students across campus through a range of stimulating events.
What is WID? The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is a research institute on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison that was built to develop a new approach to science driven by unlikely collaborations among outstanding research minds. Strengths in data science, tissue engineering, -omics, and complex biological systems enable …
A Research Center under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, WID is located in the award-winning Discovery Building along with its partners the private, non-profit Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). This public-private partnership conducts research, engages with the community and celebrates science. …
Handelsman talks about the global challenges the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is addressing, where the interdisciplinary research institute has been in its first seven years, and what its future looks like.
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Handelsman is one of 34 faculty honored with Vilas professorships supported by the estate of professor, Senator, and Regent William F. Vilas.
Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP) (1) educate graduate students about science policy and emphasize the importance of increasing scientist participation in science policy issues, both local and national, (2) increase graduate student awareness of various science policy careers and provide opportunities to help them become better candidates for these positions, and (3) communicate relevant science topics to government and funding agencies, and to the non-scientist community in Madison.
Before our valued colleagues ride into the sunset, we wish them a fond farewell and congratulations on their accomplishments.
Erik Wright, an alumnus of WID’s System’s Biology theme, is getting his feet wet as a new faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. He wrote about his career and vision in Science.
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.
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.
Five finalists have been named for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s SILO and Qbio Seminars pull researchers from across campus for engaging interdisciplinary talks in mathematics and quantitative biology.