Partnerships

Discovery Outreach

The Morgridge Institute is proud to co-lead Discovery Outreach, a joint partnership between the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Alumni Research foundation. Through this partnership, we support Saturday Science, the Wisconsin Science Festival, and many programs for K-12 students visiting the Discovery Building.

Afterschool Expeditions

Afterschool Expeditions

Afterschool Expeditions is a free program for students in grades K-8 to explore, engage and discover science from UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research with structured hands-on activities.

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Discovery Building Tours

Discovery Building Tours

Tours take place on the first floor of the Discovery Building and include a general overview of the unique physical features of the building, the Discovery partnership, research within the institutes and information about ongoing programs.

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Field Trips

Field Trips

Classrooms can register for one of several hands-on STEM experiences exploring Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison science. Offerings rotate regularly for K-12 students.

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PBS Wisconsin Education

Meet The Lab is a collection of educational resources for middle school science classrooms, and is a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin Education, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Morgridge Institute for Research. This collection introduces students to relevant real-world issues, cutting edge research and the human element—the people working together to research, innovate and solve problems using science.

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Virus Investigators: Superpowered by Electron Microscopy

Scientists in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology use tools, including cryo-electron microscopy, to understand viruses and find ways to find new antiviral treatments.

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Cancer Detectives: Superpowered by Laser Microscopes

The Optical Microscopy in Medicine Lab develops new methods to understand and combat cancer. They use high-tech lasers and high-powered magnification to identify patterns in cancerous cell growth and recommend treatment options.

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