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.
Hyperinnovation profiles a recent networking event devoted to development of WID’s nascent Emerging Technologies Hub.
Ginger Contreras is the executive director of the Illuminating Discovery Hub at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. She will participate in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Science Festival titled Who Owns Science? Representation, Inclusion, Culture and the Scientific Enterprise on Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm in the H.F. …
The fall Crossroads of Ideas series kicks off in the Discovery Building on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. WID researchers will be featured throughout the fall series.
An interdisciplinary pair of WID researchers has developed a new nanocapsule delivery method for delivering the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. The new system could be used for many types of gene therapies.
Smith, who also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Greater Madison and as a member of the Agrace Hospice Foundation Board, is responsible for all aspects of the institute’s development efforts including strategic planning, donor relations and stewardship of major gifts.
Claudia Solís-Lemus and Daniel Pimentel-Alarcón are experts in statistics and machine learning, augmenting WID’s data science expertise.
“When I came we started thinking about how you generate interdisciplinary work. We took an experimental approach to figuring out whether there are deliberate things that we can do that will encourage truly broad collaborations across disciplines.”
Researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery are co-Principal Investigators and co-Investigators on four UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative projects.
Zavala was nominated for contributions to the computational strategies applied to advanced control of power systems, and for service to the educational community as an enthusiastic professor and mentor. Three other UW researchers also received the award.
Eckhardt is also the Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship and the Robert Pricer Chair in Enterprise Development. His research includes the use of information in entrepreneurship, firm formation, venture finance, and initial public offerings.
Sarah Miller was named the executive director of Tiny Earth this spring. We sat down with her to learn about her background and the future of Tiny Earth.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Madison Arts Commission are teaming up to create street art to boost interest in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.
Ginger Ann Contreras, executive director of the Illuminating Discovery Hub at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison, is working to help create science-themed murals in Madison and promote accurate and diverse portrayals of scientists in entertainment.
A new group centered at WID hopes to coordinate the dozens of labs that are addressing some aspect of astrobiology and inspire others to join the work. A public lecture series this spring is part of the effort.
Rush Dhillon, a comparative biologist working with the John Denu Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, took the top prize in a contest that invites participants to make a cartoon on any ethical issue arising in or from biomedical research.
WID seeks to add to its roster of excellent faculty with two new hires in emerging cutting-edge fields.
WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.
Gift of $2.1 million from Dr. Monroe and Sandra Trout creates partnership among Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Morgridge Institute for Research, UW-Madison School of Education, and Wisconsin Public Television
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will launch a suite of hubs designed to bring together researchers from across campus and provide access to specialized tools and resources.
WID’s Randolph Ashton, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is the new associate director for UW–Madison’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.
A paper published in eLife this week by an interdisciplinary team at WID describes new methods for reproducibly manufacturing brain and spinal cord organoids with strict control over morphogenic and developmental processes.
For WID’s Kevin Ponto, virtual reality is more than a way of playing video games or simulating roller coaster rides. He thinks VR can be a tool for solving real-world problems.