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UW grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders

October 16, 2020

Students took breaks from all-electronic assignments to work with take-home kits that let them explore the physics of light while creating art.

35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference explores broader access to higher education

May 7, 2019

When the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference was launched in 1985, “distance education” meant sending VHS tapes to students through the mail. The tools may have changed, but the mission remains the same for the 35th annual conference.

Citizen science monitoring program Journey North finds home at Arboretum

February 5, 2019

Journey North has more than 60,000 registered participants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. People report sightings from the field, view maps, take photographs and submit observations.

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

June 25, 2018

The Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp has allowed more than 500 high-academic achievers from across the state to spend a week learning from leaders in stem cell research, a field that UW–Madison helped make famous.

‘Science in Motion’ takes chemistry on the road across Wisconsin

June 15, 2018

Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.

UW Press book inspires national framework for teaching about slavery

February 20, 2018

A new report found a broad failure of textbooks, state standards and pedagogy to adequately address the role slavery played in the development of the United States — or how its legacies still influence us today.

First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW–Madison college pipeline program

May 30, 2017

The extensive program for students from tribal communities is a new component of a long-running UW diversity initiative called the Information Technology Academy.

High school and middle school students crystallize science

February 3, 2017

From March 1 to April 30, participating students will work to grow large and high quality crystals from safe, common materials.

With $1.1 million grant, ‘public humanities’ program gains ground

January 12, 2017

“Engaging the Humanities” is a UW–Madison program launched to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia.

UW–Madison teacher pay study informs policymakers

October 11, 2016

School districts and policymakers across Wisconsin exploring teacher pay alternatives have new information to help guide them: a recently released study from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the UW–Madison School of Education.

UW-Madison’s PEOPLE program attracts record number of diverse students to campus

July 27, 2016

The 92 students, along with 170 high school scholars completing the pre-college preparation program, will be honored for their accomplishments at a banquet at noon on Friday, July 29, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

Conference will translate distance learning technology research into practice

June 7, 2016

Drawing on current research, the Distance Teaching & Learning conference will explore technology-enabled teaching environments, including virtual reality and multimedia.

Read On Wisconsin sponsors school visits by author Jacqueline Briggs Martin

May 27, 2016

The statewide, online literacy program is aimed at pre-K through high school students, promoting high-quality books throughout the year.

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

April 26, 2016

Educational garden programs improve not just the health and well-being of children, but the choices they make regarding fruits and vegetables.