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 looking for new partners to support its unique approach to interdisciplinary research. By giving $1,000 or more today to the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Fund, you can become a founding member of the WID100.
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 complex systems, data science, emerging technologies, and precision medicine 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.
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.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s SILO and Qbio Seminars pull researchers from across campus for engaging interdisciplinary talks in mathematics and quantitative biology.
The University is now seeking applicants for a permanent WID Director, charged with continuing WID’s mission and pressing onward in innovation and discovery.
Applications are now open for the 2016-17 Kohler Fellowship as the fellows seek to build upon the past year’s successful events and activities.
UW-Madison juniors affiliated with WID researchers, Eddie Ruiz and Stephanie Seymour, launch first issue of The Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology (JUST).
Former WID director, John Wiley, weighs in on UW budget challenges and beyond in a Wisconsin State Journal guest column
Graduate students at WID partake in a highly collaborative work environment and develop new approaches to push the boundaries of their fields. With opportunities in the Institute’s many labs, graduate students study a variety of topics, ranging from data science and visualization to tissue engineering, nanomedicine, omics, and complex systems. …