Photo gallery UW–Madison Day at the Capitol
UW–Madison Day at the State Capitol, an advocacy and outreach event, was held April 10. More than 20 graduate student research projects on display included pollinators in Wisconsin agricultural landscapes, glaucoma treatment, how to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, learning companion robotics, chemotherapy drug effectiveness, and more. Legislators and staff heard flash talks by UW experts in everything from comparative oncology to small business development. UW–Madison alumni participated in individual meetings with their state senators and representatives, followed by a reception featuring remarks from Wisconsin coaches Greg Gard and Jonathan Tsipis.
Asli Gocmen, associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, presents a faculty flash talk to legislators about planning for the future with autonomous vehicles.
Alex Joers, legislative aide to Representative Dianne Hesselbein, listens as graduate students present information and demonstrate how "Science is Fun."
Jacqueline Adamicki, legislative aide to Representative Cindi Duchow, listens as graduate student Paul Rowley presents information about his radiology research.
A folder of state budget information is pictured as an audience member listens to a faculty flash talk to legislators.
From left to right, Wisconsin School of Business seniors Ellie Brockman and Anders Larsen meet with Craig Summerfied, chief of staff to State Senator Devin LeMahieu.
Graduate students present information about their research projects to legislators and staff members in the Capitol's ornate North Hearing Room.