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Science stories that stood out on campus in 2023

December 13, 2023

From the floor of a lodgepole pine forest to the depths of the Milky Way, here are some of the stories that awed and inspired us this year.

Author Ben Goldfarb to visit UW–Madison as fall Science Writer in Residence

October 11, 2023

Environmental journalist and author Ben Goldfarb will meet with university students, faculty and staff to share his reporting experience as part of UW–Madison’s Sharon Dunwoody Science Journalist in Residence program.

The 2023 winners: Cool Science Image Contest

September 26, 2023

Winning submissions were created with a variety of equipment and techniques, including digital cameras, transparent cellophane, cutting-edge microscopes and geographical maps.

2 UW professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2023

Jo Handelsman and Shannon Stahl are among 120 scientists elected this year. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Madison researchers join ranks of AAAS fellows

January 31, 2023

Six UW–Madison researchers are among the 506 scientists, engineers and innovators honored in this year's awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Unleash your curiosity at the 12th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

October 4, 2022

The 12th annual Wisconsin Science Festival includes more than 300 events across the state from Oct. 10-16. Most of the festival’s 300 events are free, including hands-on activities, talks with scientists and authors, films, performances, nature hikes, take-home science kits and much more.

Radiolab’s Latif Nasser coming to Madison as fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 3, 2022

Journalist, science historian and Radiolab co-host Latif Nasser will visit UW classrooms and speak about compelling science storytelling on as part of his tenure as UW–Madison Science Journalist in Residence.

The 2022 winners: Cool Science Image Contest

September 26, 2022

Winners in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s annual Cool Science Image Contest — including a quilt organized around a mathematical theorem, a painting of tiny…

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.