What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.
The festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide ranging from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.
Event Horizon: portraits of three physicists captured holding an object that inspired their careers, and Messages from the Horizon, which consists of spinning LEDs representing black holes, are on display in the Main Gallery of the Memorial Union.
It started with a mispronounced word and the idea of superhero proteins it inspired. A few doodles later and Jaye Gardiner, Kelly Montgomery and Khoa Tran realized they had landed on a fresh way to communicate their work as scientists.
Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest. The contest recognizes the technical and creative skills required to capture images or video that document science or nature.
Hundreds of families and children enjoyed hands-on activities, from blowing giant bubbles to launching water rockets at this year’s Science Expeditions from April 5 to 7.
Apoorva Mandavilli, founding editor of an autism news site will be on campus visiting classes, working with students, faculty and staff, and getting reacquainted with UW–Madison, which is also her alma mater.
Dive underwater to explore Wisconsin’s forgotten mines. Peer up at the heavens and survey the night sky. Or discover the life and legacy of Wisconsin’s famed naturalist, Aldo Leopold. Or pick all three. It’s your choice how to kick off this year’s Science Expeditions.
Matt Bowman has guided some 3,500 students through the demanding course of organic chemistry — a requirement for many majors. His warmness, energy and humor have won him fans.
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.
The problem-solving abilities of 64 teams of students will be on display Friday. The projects run the gamut from assistive devices to analytical tools, from surgical aids to a radiation shield.