Students Search for New Antibiotics in Initiative that Brings Real Science to Classrooms

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: At a recent training event, teachers from Milwaukee Public Schools were joined by a teacher from New York Public Schools, a middle school teacher from Oak Creek, and even a researcher planning to bring the program back to his home university in India.

Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

Data Science Hub Facilitator

  • Research Staff

Facilitating connections and training researchers in data science.

Juliana Reams

  • Undergraduate Student

Using virtual reality to understand the way patients handle their home care in their environment.

Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Mechanisms that underlie cell division and using scientific art to engage the public

Tools for Discovery: Sam Rikkers

Sam Rikkers was born and raised in south central Wisconsin but has managed to make his mark in far-flung places. A graduate of Columbia University with a Master of International Affairs, he has served the Peace Corps in Zambia, earned a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin and served …

Communication and Policy the Focus of Two Science Festival Events

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.

Scott Sievert

Scott Sievert

  • Graduate Student

Large scale machine learning, distributed optimization and active learning.

Josh Pultorak

Josh Pultorak

Instructor, Tiny Earth

  • Research Staff

Interdisciplinary undergraduate science education with an emphasis on experimental biology.

Kohler Fellows

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.

Catalysts for Science Policy

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.