Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop


  • 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 …

Scott Sievert

Scott Sievert

  • Graduate Student

Large scale machine learning, distributed optimization and active learning.

Josh Pultorak

Josh Pultorak

Instructor, Small World Initiative

  • Research Staff

Interdisciplinary undergraduate science education with an emphasis on experimental biology.

Illuminating Discovery Hub

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.

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.

Tools for Discovery: Hallah Ghanem

Tools for Discovery is a profile series that inspects the computer programs, gadgets and methods behind WID’s ideas and discoveries. This special installment follows a unique career trajectory taken by one of our staff.