A conference titled Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind Conference on Teaching, Learning and Practicing Science for Students with Visual Impairments has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at UW–Madison.
This week (July 20-25), the Wisconsin School of Business will direct the second annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (WEB) for graduate students in chemistry, biology, law and engineering, among others.
Before strip malls and subdivisions cropped up around Madison, University of Wisconsin–Madison students often earned extra money in the summer by plucking fat, green worms from tobacco plants in nearby Sun Prairie.
For three weeks, almost 450 Wisconsin high school students have been living the college life: eating in Gordon Commons, sleeping in Witte Hall and taking everything from science to fine arts classes during the day.
With the spring semester coming to a close, the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus prepares for a transition from predominantly undergraduate students to a highly diverse summer population. For University Housing Conference Services Program Director Sharon Seagren, June, July and August are the busiest months of the year.
Moji Olaniyan, an assistant dean in the College of Letters and Science, heads the African Storytelling on Wheels project, which prepares UW–Madison students of African origin to tell stories of their native countries to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in racially nondiverse elementary schools in eastern and northern Wisconsin. Olaniyan, herself a storyteller, recently regained her voice — and her storytelling — after a bout with voice problems.
The Morgridge Institute for Research and the Graduate School are sponsoring a two-day symposium open to faculty and academic staff interested in exploring the interfaces connecting the mathematic, computational and biological sciences, and the major impact of these evolving interactions on research, education, training and discovery.
A novel project by a collaboration of scientists and educators from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) is making molecules and atoms the stars of a project to use theater to teach children the basics of science.