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.
Laura Helmuth, the fall 2018 UW–Madison Science Writer in Residence, had a lively discussion with other panelists about "Science Journalism in the Age of Fake News" Wednesday at Steenbock's on Orchard in the Discovery Building.
Among the hundreds of events offered around the state during the Wisconsin Science Festival, which runs Oct. 11 – 14, are four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.
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.
A professor is using an ultralight aircraft to conduct a research project aimed at better understanding the Earth’s atmosphere. Instruments strapped to the wings and the cockpit of the aircraft collect atmospheric data while it is airborne.
The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in America.
Justin Gillis twice traveled to Antarctica to chronicle ice sheets in danger of collapsing, covered the conference that created the Paris climate accord and was the principal author of the New York Times climate-solutions series “The Big Fix.”
For three days this weekend, you can dive beneath the waves to explore shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, search for ghostly particles using a billion tons of ice and discover how we might grow food on Mars.
For 14 years, Ahna Skop, a professor of genetics, has baked a cake to celebrate each of her lab’s academic publications and graduating students.
They join 391 other fellows who have been recognized by their peers for significant contributions to their fields and the scientific endeavor as a whole.
The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."