Tag Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Two UW–Madison scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2019

American politics expert Katherine Cramer and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman are being recognized by the academy for their contributions to science and public affairs.

Randolph Ashton named SCRMC associate director

November 6, 2018

Ashton, a leading UW–Madison stem cell scientist whose lab develops novel tissue engineering methods to derive brain and spinal cord tissues from human pluripotent stem cells, will assume a leadership position with the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Stem Cells @ 20: Students find inspiration, support in UW–Madison’s stem cell community

November 1, 2018

When Kaivalya Molugu was considering graduate schools, she knew she was interested in stem cell research, but she had to decide where to apply. The answer soon became clear: the place where it all began.

When communicating with color, balance can be a path to accuracy

March 20, 2018

UW-Madison Researchers found that the best colors to use for waste bins are shades of white for paper, red for plastic, pale blue-green for glass, dark grey for metal, dark green for compost, and black for trash.

Communication and policy the focus of two science festival events

October 24, 2017

Two mini-symposia held during the Wisconsin Science Festival will teach early career scientists and nonscientists alike the value of sharing research broadly and how science interacts with and influences governmental policies.

New course brings storytelling techniques to science

October 23, 2017

A new course teaches early-career scientists how to communicate their work outside of the lab, and is designed to turn real research into engaging stories, visuals and presentations.

UW wins $7 million grant to wean crops from nitrogen fertilizers

October 3, 2017

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin­–Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.

Q & A: New WID director Jo Handelsman on returning to UW, leading institute

July 28, 2017

Handelsman talks about the global challenges the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is addressing, where the interdisciplinary research institute has been in its first seven years, and what its future looks like.

Machine learning can detect a genetic disorder from speech recordings

June 12, 2017

Researchers accurately identified individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, linked to neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.

UW researchers help preserve heritage of ‘Norway Building’

May 31, 2017

The historic "Norway Building" near Mount Horeb has been disassembled and sent to Norway, but researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) have found a way to display the church for visitors in virtual reality.

Helping teachers design educational video games

January 30, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 27, ten K-12 teachers from around Wisconsin and the region gathered at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to help design and create…