The UW–Madison food science club has three new awards to add to its trophy case after spending this past week at the Institute for Food Technologists annual meeting in Las Vegas. The club fielded two teams in a Disney-sponsored collegiate food product development competition, and won first and second place for their innovative, healthy, kid-friendly products.
The 150th anniversary of a law that radically changed the mission of the University of Wisconsin and gave rise to the Wisconsin Idea is Monday, July 2. On that date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, which established the nation’s land grant universities and broadened the UW’s academic scope beyond the liberal arts.
Explorando las Ciencias, a popular Spanish-language science outreach event, will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at Warner Park in the Community Recreation Center and shelter at Warner Park, 1625 Northport Drive, and with the help of “Amigos en Azul,” a Madison police organization aimed at building partnerships in the city’s Hispanic community.
Studies highlight the benefits of playing educational video games, but a new partnership seeks to understand whether the act of designing video games boosts students’ computational thinking and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills.
Chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri, whose “Science is Fun” demonstrations have been a tradition in Madison for 42 years, will present a “Summer Extravaganza” on campus June 25.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward is leading a Wisconsin delegation to China, where he will inaugurate UW–Madison's first overseas outpost and participate in events aimed at deepening engagement with Chinese partners.
The Morgridge Center for Public Service will award $297,769 to support academically based service-learning courses and community-based research work at the University of Wisconsin -Madison.
To show appreciation for her dedication to teaching at University Houses Preschool, a retirement celebration will be hosted honoring Becky Evans’ career.
Graduate students in the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education have a new opportunity to bring a global perspective into their work as they seek to tackle some of the toughest issues in education.
A delighted murmur – a hybrid of “Wow!” and “Whoa!” -- arises as an ultraviolet light illuminates the invisible traces of chemicals on a chromatography paper, and Dave Stevenson knows he’s done his job at Family Science Night at Emerson School on Madison’s east side. Stevenson, a microbiologist at the federal Dairy Forage Research Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, gives an outline of chromatography for 22 students in first through fifth grades.
Mayor Paul Soglin has signed a proclamation designating this Saturday, April 28, as Chican@ Latin@ Studies Day in the city of Madison. It is the 35th anniversary of the program.
When Jamie Henke set out to create an online course in music theory, some feared that the only students who would enroll would be those who wanted to attend class from their residence halls, still clad in pajamas.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward has selected "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout" by Pulitzer Prize-nominated New York Times illustrator Lauren Redniss as the book for the fourth year of Go Big Read, the university's common reading program.
As the UW–Madison School of Nursing re-engineers its curriculum, a mutual decision has been made to end a La Crosse-based offering of its nursing program that the school operated jointly with Gundersen Lutheran Health System.
The 14th annual Undergraduate Symposium, an event that showcases the achievements, creativity and research of numerous UW–Madison students, will be held Wednesday, April 18.
Now that migratory birds are back in Wisconsin and twittering in the treetops, a group of UW–Madison wildlife ecology students are paying close attention and doing some tweeting of their own.
The UW–Madison Women in Science and Engineering residential learning community offers a support system for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) that ranges from social connections to academic resources and mentoring connections.
Every spring, the academic and creative work of undergraduates is celebrated with numerous events at UW–Madison. For the first time, these achievements will be showcased under the name Ideas to Excellence.
The UW–Madison campus has always been an active setting for innovation in biology education. Now, a new resource is available to campus biology educators through the Institute for Biology Education.