Category: Outreach

Crossroads of Ideas debuts fall 2018 series

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.

Stem cell summer camp inspiring early careers in science and technology

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.

New effort gives teens the opportunity, tools to drive science programming

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.

Discovery Outreach teams up with Family Science Nights

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.

Winner: Blue Sky Bracket Challenge

It’s your turn to pick the winners in the final head-to-head matchup of this March Madness-style bracket. Would you rather explore the mechanics of 3D printing or how viruses relate to cancer? You choose in the Blue Sky Science Bracket Challenge. Come back next week to support your favorite videos in the final championship! A winner will be crowned on April 9.

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