WID Events

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and its collaborators host events focused on nucleating research at UW–Madison and beyond, creating opportunities for new connections, and engaging with the public. Most WID events take place in the Discovery Building, though it is important to note that not all Discovery Building events are affiliated with WID. For a full listing of events in the Discovery Building, please visit discovery.wisc.edu/events.

Please join us for these upcoming events:


Wednesday, October 5, 2022




SILO - Pedro Morgado
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Friday, October 7, 2022

El Zoominario - Natalia Rosario-Melendez
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Monday, October 10, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin






SILO - Jong Wook Kim
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building



Landscape of Wisconsin Discovery Mural Reception
See the official unveiling, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments
A Landscape of Wisconsin Discovery provides a non-traditional avenue for science literacy through the fusion of science and art. This mural, Sharon Tang, Amy Zaremba and Alicia Rheal is the result of a partnership between the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the Morgridge Institute for Research in the Discovery Building. Open to the public!
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Discovery Building

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Friday, October 14, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the weeklong festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Throughout Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 19, 2022




SILO - Kimin Lee
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Wednesday, October 26, 2022




SILO - Cynthia Rudin
THIS SEMINAR IS VIRTUAL ONLY
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Wednesday, November 2, 2022




SILO - Cliff Stein
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Friday, November 4, 2022

El Zoominario - TBA
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Wednesday, November 9, 2022




SILO - Yuxin Chen
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Wednesday, November 16, 2022




SILO - Sameer Deshpande
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Wednesday, November 23, 2022




SILO - Yongyi Guo
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SILO Seminar
| Kirthevasan Kandasamy

12:30 pm Orchard View Room, Discovery Building



SILO - Kirthevasan Kandasamy
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building

Friday, December 2, 2022

El Zoominario - TBA
El Zoominario is a seminar series of scientific short talks (in English) given by Latinx in STEM. The goal is to increase visibility of Latinx people in STEM and inspire the next generation of Latinx scientists. The talks are meant to be accessible to the general audience.The talks are 15-20 minutes long of a scientific topic explained in accessible terms to a broad audience. At the end of the talk, the speaker chooses to share interesting facts about their Latinx culture.
3:00 pm Online

Wednesday, December 7, 2022




SILO - Yiqiao Zhong
This semester we will be holding hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation. Pizza will be served for the in-person attendees.
12:30 pm



Indigenous Language Table
Located in the ID Hub, Rm 1157
A Indigenous Language Table is designed to enable language learners to develop spoken language skills outside of the classroom, build community, strengthen language purpose, and normalize indigenous language with representation. Hosted by Enwejig and the Illuminating Discovery invite students, including former students and indigenous language learners who want to develop their skills, & members of the at-large community. This is not a language class. Attendees will practice language skills.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Discovery Building



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