- Science Expeditions Campus-wide Open House April 9-11:
- Discussion of Garden & Landscape Expo Feb 20-21, online at https://wigardenexpo.com
- Discussion of Saturday Science at Discovery Feb 20, online at ThingLink: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/1408555522608594947
- Online Events Team
- Outdoor Activities on Campus & Other UW-Madison Sites
- Registration at https://go.wisc.edu/kh3597
- Communications & Promotions Team
- Engineering Expo April 9 update: https://engineeringexpo.wisc.edu
- Other announcements or topics
- The UW Now Livestream. Tuesday February 23 at 7pm CST. “COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines, and Variants” featuring William Hartman, principal investigator for the UW COVID-19 convalescent plasma program; Nasia Safdar, medical director of Infection Control at UW Hospital and Clinics; and Jonathan Temte, associate dean for public health and community engagement at the School of Medicine and Public Health.
- “Wednesday Nite @ The Lab” public science seminar, by Zoom. Wednesdays at 7 pm CT. Every Wednesday night, 50 times a year. Rebecca Hutcheson, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, “Making the Virus Causing Covid-19 Safe for Research.”
- Virtual Saturday Science Workshop with UW Space Place. Most Saturdays at 10:00am. Check at http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/#satworkshops.
- Check for other events presented online and available to all at http://today.wisc.edu/events/tag/science
4. Upcoming Lineup for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab online by zoom starting at 7pm Central.
Schedule and descriptions at https://science.wisc.edu/wednesday-nite-at-the-lab/
February 25. How Microbes Shape Our Lives, Transform the Environment, and Influence Climate Change. Charlotte Francoeur, Ph.D. Student, Department of Bacteriology, UW–Madison. Register by February 21.
March 4. Holy Ground: Working with Faith and Indigenous Leaders to Build Resilience. Dekila Chungyalpa, Director, Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds, UW–Madison. Register by February 28.
March 11. Beyond the Clinical Walls: Environmental Determinants of Health. Jamie Ferschinger, Director, and Stephanie Mercado, Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator, Department of Environmental Health, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. Register by March 7.
March 18. Climate Change and Wisconsin’s Forests: What We Know, What We Expect, and How to Adapt. Stephen Handler, Climate Change Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. Register by March 14.
March 25. Treaty Rights, Culturally Important Beings, and Indigenous-led Climate Adaptation in the Ojibwe Ceded Territories. Robert Croll, Policy Analyst and Climate Change Program Coordinator, and Hannah Panci, Climate Change Scientist, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Register by March 21.
April 1. Using Markets to Achieve Conservation: Examples from the Field. Dominic Parker, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW–Madison. Register by March 28.
April 8. Climate Change, Reality versus Development: Global South and Worldwide Perspective. Marie-Josée Paula Houénou, specialist in climate change and environmental law and strategies, and city advisor, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow at UW–Madison. Register by April 4.
ARBORETUM VIRTUAL CLASSES
Tuesdays, March 2 and 9, 6:30–8 p.m.
Writing Your “Marshland Elegy”
In this two-part class, we will interpret Aldo Leopold’s “Marshland Elegy” through the contemporary lens of unprecedented loss of species and ecological diversity. Session is two classes, March 2 and 9. Instructor: Troy Hess. Fee: $15 for session. Space is limited. Registration required by February 25. Register online»
Have you taken on a new creative project during this pandemic, or reignited your passion for an existing hobby? If you’ve found enrichment in making and creating during these challenging times, we’d like to hear from you! Madison Makes is a new virtual event occurring on March 6, which will showcase videos of Madison area people who love to create and want to share it with others.
Learn more and register here.
Or live at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1313793578989659
Wind Energy is expanding in Wisconsin and across the United States, and with that growth comes a massive demand for workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wind Turbine Technician is the fastest growing occupation, but employment opportunities in the industry reach beyond the wind farm. From manufacturing to research, communications to construction, job opportunities exist across a wide variety of interests and skill sets.
Join this panel discussion to hear from folks working in the wind energy industry. Learn about their career pathways, hear stories from the field, and get your questions answered!
Or live at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/177202930859504
Wind energy is quickly becoming mainstream across the United States, supplying about 7 percent of the country’s electricity in 2019 (and more than 40 percent in some states!). Yet for those who are less familiar with wind energy, there may be some misconceptions about wind turbines’ impact to the surrounding environment and community. Join us to hear from a panel of experts as they address some common concerns and discuss what is known about wind energy’s true impact on the economy, health, and the environment.
Wisconsin Energy Institute | Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
608.890.0946 (I’m working from home. Please use 608-931-3358)
1552 University Ave, Madison WI, Room 2160
University of Wisconsin – Madison
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FEBRUARY 27, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
MARCH 13, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM CST
APRIL 10, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM CST
After 37 years of physics presentations to the public, The University of Wisconsin – Madison is this year sponsoring a physics video competition for teachers and students.
We invite you to submit a 2-minute video demonstrating a physics concept. Awards will be given for the best videos, and winners will be posted on our website and edited into a longer video to be shown on public television.
We encourage submissions from students and teams, but for legal reasons, anyone under the age of 18 must work under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or teacher who will submit the video on their behalf. This could be a fun educational project for families or for physics classes during this period of social distancing.
The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2021. You can find more information at https://wonders.physics.wisc.edu/contest/.
How does global science and technology affect Hispanic societies and ecosystems? How does cultural inheritance of hispanic societies inform citizens’ attitudes towards science driven technological projects? How do science and technology from the North mobilize indigenous science to resist undesired transformations? What are the culturally specific debates and conflicts that emerge in various local contexts where science and technology bring changes? This series features renown scholars and activists to introduce us to science and technology driven social debates in Spain, Mexico, Paraguay and Nicaragua.
More information and access details will be provided as each event approaches.
Tuesday, February 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom
Mexico: Robin Canul: “Perspectives of development in Yucatán Península”.
Tuesday, March 23, 12-1 pm, via Zoom
Tuesday, April 20, 12-1 pm, via Zoom