Jerrod Buckner is the newest member of the Morgridge Institute for Research Outreach team. With his background in designing afterschool programs, Buckner is working to connect elementary and middle school students and their families to the wonder of science happening here at Morgridge and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For two weeks in July, more than 50 Wisconsin rural high school students and 10 teachers will converge on Madison to get a taste of stem cell science, rubbing elbows in labs with some of the world’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine.
More children and families can take a monthly plunge into hands-on science, thanks to an American Family Insurance and Boys & Girls Club of Dane County partnership to provide transportation to and from Saturday Science events at the Discovery Building.
The “Crossroads of Ideas” campus lecture series will kick off the spring 2017 season with a talk from the new Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) Director Jo Handelsman on the worldwide threat of declining soils.
The Wisconsin Science Festival engaged thousands over four days of science-driven programming and has become a celebration of creativity and scientific discovery for audiences of all ages. New activities blossomed across the state as a record-breaking number of statewide sites participated.