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A Juneteenth celebration of science

June 20, 2022

Outreach teams from UW–Madison brought the "Kitchen Chemist," hands-on exploration stations, and a chance to chat with scientists to the Kujichagulia Center for Self-Determination Juneteenth celebration at Penn Park Saturday.

Bill Nye the climate guy

April 27, 2022

Nye “The Science Guy” speaks during his presentation, “Let’s Talk Climate Change, a Conversation with Bill Nye,” before a student audience of nearly 3,000…

Diving into science with eager hands and brains

April 11, 2022

People of all ages got their hands dirty and their brains revved up as part of  Science Expeditions, an annual open house to illustrate the value — and fun — of scientific research on campus.

Sharon Dunwoody was a ‘star’ of science communication

February 8, 2022

Sharon’s scholarship helped generations of journalists, students and scientists become better translators of complex ideas to audiences all over the world.

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

Explore over 170 virtual and in-person events at the 11th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

October 14, 2021

Activities Oct. 21-24 in over 30 counties will be both in-person and virtual, including hands-on experiments, Q&As with scientists, demonstrations, performances, readings and more.

Science Expeditions, Engineering Expo offer virtual events statewide April 9–11

April 1, 2021

Both open houses will provide greater access than ever to UW–Madison research labs, at-home experiments and live science demonstrations.

Thesis-writing program shares joy of scientific research

November 5, 2020

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Thesis Award Program’s mission is to both promote science literacy among the public and recruit future generations to careers in scientific research with an approachable look at the latest findings.

Gimlet’s Kendra Pierre-Louis to visit virtually as Science Writer in Residence

October 20, 2020

As a climate reporter on the new podcast "How to Save a Planet," Pierre-Louis discusses everything from the surprising benefits of trees to why everyone needs a “go bag” — and friendly neighbors — in a disaster.

Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

September 29, 2020

Activities will include experiments, live Q&A with scientists, demonstrations, performances, podcasts, behind-the-scenes tours and more — along with up-to-the-minute information on what researchers are learning about COVID-19.

Wisconsin corn maze features resilient tardigrade

August 31, 2020

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, look kind of like a cross between a bear and a caterpillar, are known for their incredible resilience. As such, they're the perfect organism for 2020.

Enter your best science images in the 2020 Cool Science Image Contest

January 30, 2020

As students, staff and faculty sift and winnow they produce a continual stream of visual documentation of their discoveries. The 10th annual Cooll Science Image Contest is soliciting the best visuals from members of the UW–Madison community.

‘Christmas in the Lab’ celebrates 50 years of chemistry and comedy

December 2, 2019

What began as a holiday treat for long-suffering freshman chemistry students has turned into a 50-year tradition for chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin takes in ‘locally sourced science’ at Morgridge Institute

October 10, 2019

Forward-thinking science and childhood memories came full circle on Wednesday for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who visited a lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research that is carrying on the inspired legacy of her grandfather, David E. Green.

Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide

September 19, 2019

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.