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 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.
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.
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.
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.