Tag Outreach

Ingersoll Physics Museum celebrates 100 years of hands-on education

March 9, 2018

Last year, more than 14,000 visitors came to the free museum to spin bicycle-wheel gyroscopes, crank electrical generators, and yank on pulleys.

New outposts from Lands’ End, Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

March 5, 2018

Several large corporations recently have opened outposts near UW–Madison to get top-notch advice in areas such as engineering and data analysis, and to recruit future employees.

UW Arboretum celebrates 50 years of winter lectures, fellowship

February 23, 2018

The educational talks for naturalists began as an effort to help extend the Arboretum’s guiding credo — Aldo Leopold’s land ethic — beyond the Arboretum grounds.

Kohler, college of engineering to unveil 
Kohler visualization studio

February 21, 2018

In addition to donating $1 million to renovate the space, Kohler has committed ongoing involvement from its associates to ensure students gain an innovative mindset and technical knowledge.

Dean Shim sends well wishes to Badger Olympians

February 16, 2018

School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim wishes Badger Olympians well, and teaches us a few key phrases in Korean.

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

February 13, 2018

A UW–Madison researcher has helped develop a unique online chatbot that can answer, in simple language, questions about specific privacy policies without requiring users themselves to weed through all of the fine print.

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to think outside the heart-shaped chocolate box by putting pen to paper and writing a love poem. Here are some tips.

Summit explores roadmap to strengthen language education in Wisconsin

February 8, 2018

Business leaders back the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative, which aims to enhance the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin by strengthening language education for students across the state.

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW–Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

January 29, 2018

Batch freezer short course participants come from all over to learn how to flavor ice cream from scratch, artisanal-style and using safe manufacturing practices.

As Wisconsin tries to lure young adults, how do certain communities succeed?

January 22, 2018

A study of places that are attracting more residents found that it was always about proximity to cities, and about housing, schools and outdoor amenities.

Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts

January 11, 2018

A 30-minute media availability will be held before the start of the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 25. The availability is set for 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. 

Scouting the eagles: Evidence that protecting nests aids reproduction

January 9, 2018

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a new study.

Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

January 9, 2018

A team of UW–Madison researchers and Madison traffic engineers are establishing a testbed for a connected vehicle corridor on Madison's Park Street, to explore the future of transportation technology.

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

January 9, 2018

UW-Madison researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan, and found that warm waters and algae apparently promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria that caused them.

Report: MMSD 4K students demonstrate stronger literacy, behavior skills

December 21, 2017

A new report shows that students who enrolled in Madison schools' 4K classes experienced slightly stronger literacy skills and slightly higher engagement than comparable students who didn't take the classes.

‘Amazing Grace’ chorus members take a vacation from Alzheimer’s with singing

December 14, 2017

The Amazing Grace chorus mixes caregivers and people with dementia; to encourage social contact, the pairs seldom sit side-by-side at performances.

In new partnership, Badger Volunteers help care for children with disabilities

December 12, 2017

Badger Volunteers has started a new partnership this semester with Gio’s Garden, a respite center for young children with developmental disabilities.

Projects on display as engineering prototyping class wets feet, whets appetites

December 11, 2017

In an introductory engineering design class, students design and build unique items to solve pressing needs.

Veterinary students work with endangered cranes

November 28, 2017

Each year, a group of Veterinary Medicine students perform health checks on the captive flock residing at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. These critical check-ups are essential for providing the best care possible, and the experience also provides a unique opportunity to get firsthand experience working with an endangered species. Video by Craig Wild/University Communications