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 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.
The Multi-Omics Hub will focus on the use of big data about the genes, microorganisms, and metabolites to understand biological systems. WID’s expertise makes it an ideal home for the Epigenetics Initiative for the large campus community that studies the epigenome, and as such WID will organize meetings, seminars, mutli-PI …
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.
Systems programmer Ross Tredinnick led an effort to create a 3D virtual replica of the Norway Building near Mount Horeb, WI before its disassembly in 2015. Visitors to the new Driftless Historium can experience it starting June 3.
Kevin Ponto, a Principal Investigator in the Living Environments Lab is partnering with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office on a two-year, federally funded study to measure the effectiveness of virtual reality tools and 3-D-capture technology on crime scene investigations.
The screening of Stranger in Paradise will feature a panel discussion at Sundance Cinema 6 on April 4th at 6:30pm.
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.
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.
The Weaving Lab will be open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm through August 25th.
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.
Field Day Lab’s ‘Sustainable U’ game allows users to learn about systems of sustainability while exploring the UW-Madison campus. The free app is now available for iOS and Android.
Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016) will feature a panel discussion at Sundance 6 on April 19th at 6:30pm.
The Living Environments Lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery takes outreach seriously. On April 1, the lab welcomed dozens of students from the Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference into the CAVE and Dev Lab to experience 3D virtual environments.
The new discovery.wisc.edu web design highlights the unique form and function of the Discovery Building.