NSF Grant Takes Scientific Approach to Public Engagement with Science

A grant from the National Science Foundation will help a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison discover the factors that contribute to successful public engagement with science endeavors. In particular, the team is interested in learning what motivations and experiences mold the profiles of scientists who engage successfully with the public.

WSJ: ‘Who Owns Science?’ Wisconsin Science Festival Panel Explores Culture, Representation

university faculty and students, politicians and indigenous advocates discussed representation and inclusion in science at the panel moderated by Rabiah Mayas, associate director of Northwestern University’s Science in Society research center.

Kayla Cohen

  • Research Staff

Soil science researcher and science writer

Clare Michaud

Clare Michaud

Data Science Hub Event and Communications Manager

  • Administrative Staff

Know Your Madisonian: Illumination is Goal of Discovery Hub Director Ginger Contreras

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.

Jon Eckhardt

Jon Eckhardt

Associate Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Entrepreneurship, including firm formation, venture finance, and university driven entrepreneurship

Bryce Sprecher

Bryce Sprecher

  • Research Staff

Acquire, process, interpret, and display spatial data for education, insight, and experience.

WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event

WID’s new hubs—Data Science, Multi-Omics, and Illuminating Discovery—represent a new path forward for collaborative research projects and fields.

Wisconsin Public Television and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Announce the Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab

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

WID Researchers Showcase “Virtual Diary Farm Brain” at American Dairy Science Association Meeting

By combining information from many farms, predictive models and analytic tools can be developed to help producers and consultants navigate, visualize. and analyze the data they are getting from an increasing number of sources to support better management decisions.