- Kid Wind March 6 from Wisconsin Energy Institute
- Other Updates
- Science Expeditions Campus-wide Open House April 9-11:
- Other announcements or topics
- The UW Now Livestream. Tuesday March 9 at 7pm CST. “TBD” as of 2021.03.07.20:55
- “Wednesday Nite @ The Lab” public science seminar, by Zoom. Wednesdays at 7 pm CT. Every Wednesday night, 50 times a year. March 10 features Kerri Coon of Bacteriology on “Why Mosquitoes Love You (and Other Things You Never Knew about Mosquitoes and Their Microbiome)”
- 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/
- March 17 Corinna Burger, Neurology. “Use It or Lose It: the Role of Environmental Enrichment in Cognitive Aging” Register at https://go.wisc.edu/240r59
- March 24 Paul Kelleher, Philosophy. “The Ethics of Vaccine Allocation.” Part of the “UW Philosophers at Work” series. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/240r59
- March 31 Bill Belcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “Recovery & Identification of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion: The First Battle of Makin Island” Register at https://go.wisc.edu/240r59
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.
6. The Wisconsin Medicine livestream will release two more episodes this month (March 10 and March 24). Wisconsin Medicine is a shared effort of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health (in partnership with WFAA) to discuss some of the latest and most inspiring medical breakthroughs at our institution. Information: https://www.wiscmedicine.org
Remote learning doesn’t have to feel disconnected! Because of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Association our Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) is proud to announce the Ambassadors Program — a new program geared towards welcoming newcomers to the world of science and making the field more open and inclusive for everyone. Secondary school classrooms will have the opportunity to experience Translational Science 2021, where they’ll be able to connect with our rich community of researchers and investigators and feel inspired by their revolutionary work.
ACTS members, pass on this can’t-miss opportunity on to your network of high school contacts so they can learn more about the endless opportunities that await them within the translational science and clinical research field.
What is the Ambassador’s Program?
Who: Teachers, students and parents of secondary school students who want to learn more about the field of translational and clinical research.
What: Encourages young scientists to network with other scholars, engage with science leaders and learn effective scientific communication skills.
When: Thursday, April 1 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Friday, April 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM ET
How: Interested teachers, science teams and/or students should email email@example.com with the subject line “ACTS Ambassadors.”
APRIL 10, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM CST
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, April 20, 12-1 pm, via Zoom
Lennon Rodgers, Director
Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab, UW-Madison
Lennon Rodgers describes how the Innovation Lab quickly designed and prototyped a low-cost, easy-to-build face shield, the Badger Shield, to address PPE supply shortages in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of Badger Shields have been used around the world.
Rebecca Hutcheson, Graduate Research Assistant
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison
Rebecca Hutcheson describes how her team at the McArdle Lab is engineering a safer version of the virus that causes COVID-19 so that the virus may be studied at a lower biosafety level, make research easier.
These programs may also be viewed on or before the broadcast date at pbswisconsin.org/uplace.