Small World Initiative Includes Hands-On Lab Work Testing Soil
Instructors from schools across the state are getting their hands dirty in the search for antibiotics by joining the Small World Initiative.
Instructors from eight UW System schools and more than a dozen other colleges and universities are taking a week out of their January break to meet in Madison in search of a crucial discovery — antibiotics.
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 …
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.
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.
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 (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.
Two students from WID’s Living Environments Laboratory are a part of the Badgerloop team that recently won an innovation award at the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, thanks in part to their work on Badgerloop VR.
Games Education and Research, or GEAR for short, will be the spiritual successor to the Games+Learning+Society group
For the past three summers, John Yin has led a delegation of UW–Madison Chemical and Biological engineering students to Hangzhou, China, affording both an academic and culturally enriching experience.
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.
Associate Professor Lynda Barry, an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department, has been chosen as UW-Madison’s first recipient of the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art.
WID researchers share their summer exploits.
Field Day Lab nationally releases nine educational video games for middle schoolers made in collaboration with middle school teachers.