UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater – November 9, 2020

UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater

9 November 2020

Hi Everyone,

A crucial day, a pivotal week, a historic month, a coming new year of transitions—some foreseeable, others yet unknowable:  it continues to be a ride to remember.

I could use more sunny and 70 days in November.  I hope you have been finding them a joy, too.

Thanks again!

-Tom Zinnen

Note: please visit https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/ for the updater archive.

Notable This Week:

1.  Science Alliance meets weekly by Webex at 10:00 am Mondays, including today, November 9. Email Liz Jesse at ejesse2@wisc.edu or Tom Zinnen at zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu to receive the link. The meeting notes are archived on https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/.

The draft agenda for November 9 at 10am includes:

-Updates from colleagues and their science outreach programs
-Engineering Expo
-UW Science Expeditions in April:
Update on online 4-H Statewide Fall Forum Nov 6-7, including mechanics of zooms and of technical support
Possible Outdoor Venues, on campus and off campus (Arb, Ag Research Stations, Extension Offices, Field Stations, Upham Woods, etc)
Possible Indoor/Outdoor Venues, including Stock Pavilion
Possible Indoor Venues
Live tours by zoom or equivalent
Exploration Stations live or by zoom
Prototype Events in early/mid March—eg, Family Science Nights with Schools
Budget:  for Tents, tables, chairs, portajohns, signage, graphic design, promotions, web consultants/services,
Friday:  East
Saturday:  Central, Including Engineering Expo
Sunday:  West
-Other announcements or topics
2.  Please add your upcoming online programs or resources with learners of any ages to the list at http://science.wisc.edu/ and be sure to include program events in the calendar at http://today.wisc.edu and tag them with “Science” and any other appropriate tag.

3.  Programming Events coming this week and soon:

Badger Talks Live:  –   https://www.facebook.com/UWConnects/live  &  https://badgertalks.wisc.edu/events/  Tuesday, November 10, Noon.  “What is the UW Arts Collaboratory?” with Yorel Lashley, Director of Arts, Professional Learning and Community Education

“PLATO Frontiers in Life Sciences” public seminar, by Zoom.  Wednesdays at 1 pm CT.  September 30 through December 9 (except Nov25). https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOmqqDMiEtDdb9mSYczXmivRVETlkeUp   This week Nov 11:  “Seeing Is Believing:  Cells in Action” by Kevin Eliceiri,  LOCI, The Laboratory for Optical & Computational Instrumentation

“Wednesday Nite @ The Lab” public science seminar, by Zoom.  Wednesdays at 7 pm CT.  Every Wednesday night, 50 times a year. https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrce2vrDwtHNBMv0FxIcmw56npNOhu831_    This week Nov 11:  Gregg Jamison,  Prof of Archeology with UW-Milwaukee, on the UW Missing in Action Program—a Special Veterans Day WN@TL

The UW Now Livestream.  Tuesday Nov 10   Speaker still TBD as of 8:55am 11/9.

“Fueling Discovery” with UW-Madison College of Letters & Science scholars Eric Wilcots, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Diane Gooding and Mark Saffman.  6pm- 7pm November 12. Information on registering available at https://www.uwalumni.com/event/fueling-discovery/  

Virtual Saturday Science Workshop with UW Space Place. Nov 14 at 10:00am. Check at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/#satworkshops

BioCore Outreach Ambassadors “Family Science Night” with Mineral Point Schools, November 13

About Every Two Weeks:  Maritime Archeology Webinars.  Tamara Thomsen and Caitlin Zant. Wisconsin Historical Society.  Archive of past talks at https://wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS16271   Contact Amy Wyatt for dates and times.

4.   UW Students speak out about Climate Change
Give a listen to these 12 “elevator speeches” from summer 2020.

5.  From the Wisconsin Energy Institute:

November 17 at 4:15 pm CST: Energy and Climate Justice Forward in Energy Forum

The negative economic and environmental impacts of our fossil fuel based energy system have concentrated effects on communities of color. Centuries of racial segregation, redlining, and unequal pay have left these marginalized groups on land where they face disproportionately high levels of pollution and are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Communities of color also face systemic disadvantages in energy costs, higher energy burdens, and limited access to renewable energy benefits. Join us on November 17 from 4:15–5:45pm for a panel discussion on these issues and how we can address energy and climate justice with introductory remarks from Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes. Learn more and Register Here.

6.  Upcoming Lineup for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab online by zoom starting at 7pm Central.  Register at https://go.wisc.edu/240r59
Schedule and descriptions at https://science.wisc.edu/wednesday-nite-at-the-lab/

-Nov 11 Gregg Jamison, UW-Milwaukee, “The Missing in Action Program: Archeological Approaches to Recovery Missions in Europe”
-Nov 18 Scott Lothes, Center for Railroad Photography & Art, “Representations of Railroads from 1820 to the Present”
-Nov 25 Dark
-Dec 2 Lennon Rodgers, Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab, “Innovation and Ingenuity in Response to Covid”
-Dec 9 Jeff Sindelar, Animal & Dairy Sciences, “Building a UW Building for the Future: Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery”

-Dec 16 Steffi Diem, Engineering Physics, Research in Plasma & Fusion
-Dec 23 Dark
-Dec 30 Dark
-Jan 6 Kerri Coon, Bacteriology, TBD

7.  Have you visited the SCIENCE IS FUN website lately?


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