From food science and viruses to data visualization and climate change, there’s something for everyone at the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival (WSF), held this year from Oct. 11-14.
The popular public lecture series “Crossroads of Ideas” makes its fall semester debut with “The Future of the Great Lakes” on Tuesday, September 25. Jim Hurley, director of the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center, will discuss the latest research on aquatic invasive species, shipwrecks, water quality and coastal storms.
Every summer since 2007, students from some of the smallest high schools in Wisconsin descend on the Morgridge Institute for Research for the Morgridge Rural Summer Science Camp. Now, 12 years into the camp, organizers are finding it has been a difference-maker.
The newly-launched Discovery Teen Science Café gives Madison high school students the opportunity to research, plan and host events that connect them with scientists working on topics the students are most interested in.
Family Science Nights are hands-on science activities hosted by K-12 schools and community centers—and a growing grassroots effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is helping to connect scientists and educators with families and community members.