Farewell, 2017

Farewell, 2017

Hi WN@TL Fans,

In the last few minutes of 2017, I’d like to thank all of you for participating in Wednesday Nite @ The Lab and for being an affirmative, appreciate audience to the splendid array of researchers & outreachers who shared their science and insights with us this year.

I’ve copied the full lineup from 2017 below.  You can watch all these talks at biotech.wisc.edu/webcams and most of them at the WN@TL Youtube Channel.

I’m looking forward to another great year in 2018.

Hope to see you soon at Wednesday Nite @ The Lab!

Thanks again,

Tom Zinnen
UW-Madison and UW-Extension

UW-Madison:  5.8 million owners, one pretty good public land-grant research university.

Visit UW-Madison’s science outreach portal at science.wisc.edu for information on the people, places & programs on campus that welcome you to come experience science as exploring the unknown, all year round.


2017 Lineup

Jan 4, Shane Hubbard, Atmospheric Sciences.  Disaster Preparedness

Jan 11, Dan Lindner, Forest Products Lab.  Fungi & Geology

Jan 18, Tom Crenshaw, Animal Science. Swine Nutrition

Jan 25, Dick Burgess, Wisconsin Academy.  Creativity in Science

Feb 1, Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society.  The Wreck of the Steamer “Lakeland”

Feb 8, David Gamm, Ophthalmology.  Eye Stem Cells

Feb 15 Julie Lesnik, Darwin Day Speaker.  Humans Eating Insects

Feb 22, Tracey Holloway, Geography.  NASA Clean Air Project

March 1, Jim Birkemeier.  Woods of Wisconsin, Woods of the World

March 8, Joshua Calhoun and Sarah Marty, English.  Holding History:  The Nature of the Book

March 15, Robert Thorne, Pharmacy. Drug Delivery to the Brain

March 22, Martin Shafer, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. The Trace-Elements Clean Lab

March 29, Ahna Skop, Genetics.  Too Creative For Science?

March 31, Bob Schneiker.  The Geology of the Sphinx.  Special Friday Edition for UW Science Expeditions

April 5, Tim Schmit, CIMMS & NOAA.  GOES-R Goes to GOES-16

April 12, Jack Williams, Nelson Institute.  Ecological Responses to Climate Change

April 19, Lori Edwards, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.  Opioids While Driving

April 26, Josh Lawler, Climate Change Symposium

May 3, Madeline Gotkowitz, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey.  Emerging Contaminants of Urban Groundwater

May 10, Hao Chang, Dermatology. Hair Patterns & Skin Cancer

May 17 Shanan Peters, Geosciences.  The Earth’s Biogeochemical Evolution

May 24  Randy Jackson, GLBRC, Sustainability Research in Biofuels

May 31 Courtney Venker, Waisman Center.  Language Acquisition and Autism

June 7, John Shutske,  Biological Systems Engineering.  Five Megatrends in Wisconsin Agriculture

June 14, Jean Christopher Chamcheu, Dermatology.  A 3D Model of Psoriasis

June 21, Chris Hittinger, Genetics.  Yeast & A Midsummer Night’s Dram

June 28  Leigh Orf, CIMSS.  Supercomputers & Tornados

July 5, David Lovelace, Geosciences. The New Tree of Life for Dinosaurs

July 12, Dave Nelson, Wisconsin Science Museum.  Centennial of Vitamin B/Goiter-Iodine

July 19, Keith Poulsen, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.  Salmonella Outbreak in Wisconsin

July 26, Jaime Martindale and AJ Whortley, Geography.  Historic Aerial Photos of Wisconsin

Aug 2  Kim Mueller, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.  Alzheimers and Speech

Aug 9, Rich Beilfuss, International Crane Foundation.  Cranes & Conservation

Aug 16  Mariel Mohns, Pathology.   Zika Virus

Aug 23   Dustin Rubinstein, Biotech Center.  CRISPR

Aug 30  Jan Huisken,  Morgridge Institute for Research. Light Sheet Microscopy

Sep 6, Rich Bonomo, Engineering.  Fusion Research at UW

Sep 13, Tom Zinnen, Biotech Center and UWEX.  Biotech Update

Sep 20, Gopi Sundar and Kerryn Morrison.  International Crane Foundation.  Cranes in Asia & Australia

Sep 27, Malia Jones, Applied Population Lab. Demography of Antivaxxers

Oct 4, John Hawks, Anthropology.  Homo naledi

Oct 11, Brooke Norsted, Geosciences.  The 2017 Trilobite Corn Maze

Oct 18, Carsten Rott, Wisconsin IceCUBE. Dark Matter

Oct 25, Ross Edwards. Trekking Across Greenland in a Wind-driven Sled

Nov 1, Bob Schneiker.  The Geology of the Sphinx

Nov 8, Walton Schalick, History of Medicine.  Childing the Cripple and Crippling the Child

Nov 15, Sarah Traynor, Anthropology.  On Homo naledi and the ratio of limbs

Nov 22:  DARK

Nov 29, Ted Simpson, Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association. Maple Syrup in Wisconsin

Dec 6, Jeff Sindelar, Animal Science. Design and Construction of the New Meats Lab

Dec 13, Julia Nepper, Biophysics.  Microbial Biofilms

Dec 20, Raj Gopal.  Are Smart Buildings Smarter than Alexa?

Dec 27 DARK