UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater – August 9, 2021

UW-Madison Science Alliance Updater
9 August 2021  
Our next Science Alliance meeting is today, Monday August 9 at 10am CT by Webex.  Here’s the link.  
We will also meet August 23.  
We will resume weekly meetings in person in Room 1360 Genetics Biotech Center on Monday September 13, all at 10 am.  
Note: please visit https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/ for the Updater archive.
Coming Up
1.  During the summer, Science Alliance meets every other week by Webex at 10:00 am Mondays, including today, Monday, Aug 9. Here is the link. The meeting notes are archived on https://science.wisc.edu/science-alliance/.   
The draft agenda includes:
2.  UW-Madison’s Wisconsin 4-H Fall Forum is set for Saturday November 6 at Green Lake Conference Center! We are delighted to invite UW-Madison researchers or outreachers to present a sessionEach session would be either 50 or 100 minutes depending on the presentation. To register your session, please fill out this Google Form. The deadline to submit the form is August 15. 
Green Lake Conference Center is about 90 minutes from campus.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at any time at 22ZILLGM@w-csd.org!

Thank you, 
Maria Zillges, 
Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Member, Fall Forum Co-Chair


3.  Science Exploration Stations to Celebrate Labor Day, Monday September 6, in the afternoon, on the lawn at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street.    Please email Tom Zinnen at zinnen@biotech.wisc.edu if you, your research group, or your outreach program would like to reserve a space where you can provide & staff a hands-on family-friendly Exploration Station on the afternoon of Labor Day.  
4.  “Badger Talks” In-Person Presentations Are Back!

Badger Talks is pleased to announce the opening of the in-person speaker request system! Thank you for your virtual requests over the past several months. We will continue to also offer this opportunity for Wisconsin businesses and organizations who prefer to host speakers virtually at their upcoming event. 

It is our goal to bring the University of Wisconsin – Madison to you to help spark ideas and conversations on topics important to your community. Whether you want to hear about the history of the Amish, improve communication in your workplace, or learn about the latest ground-breaking health care research, Badger Talks boasts a roster of 400 UW experts ready to give talks around Wisconsin.

The process is simple: explore our list of 
categories, or search for speakers/topics using keywords via the search bar; then submit an online talk request. Wisconsin businesses, clubs and organizations are welcome to request up to two talks per calendar year. Please contact us if you would like assistance with identifying a speaker who matches your organization’s interests.

Services are provided at little to no cost for organizations and businesses in Wisconsin in support of 
The Wisconsin Idea and as part of the UW Connects program housed in the Office of State Relations

Questions?  Feel free to connect with us at badgertalks@uwmad.wisc.edu

5.  Programming Events coming this week and soon:
  • The UW Now Livestream.  August 10 at 7 pm.  “Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Inflation” with Dana Peterson, chief economist at the Conference Board;  Mike Stohler, chief investment officer of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association; and Noah Williams, Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy
  • Science on the Steps by Facebook Live and organized by Liz Jesse of the Biotech Center and Wisconsin 4-H.
    • The Third  Session is Monday August 16 at 2pm CT.

6.  Upcoming Lineup for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab online by zoom starting at 7pm Central.  WN@TL runs every Wednesday night, 50 times a year.

Register at go.wisc.edu/240r59    Schedule and descriptions at https://science.wisc.edu/wednesday-nite-at-the-lab

August 11,  “The Pandemic Year of Tracking Insects in Wisconsin” with PJ Liesch, Entomology & Insect Diagnostic Lab
August 18, “Barriers to Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Among Latinx Individuals: More Than a Language Issue” with Maria Mora Pinzon, Family Medicine and Community Health
August 25, “Forgetting: What It Is and Why It Helps Us Remember” with Haley Vlach, Educational Psychology
7.  Come and Observe the Cosmos with Edgewood’s Astronomy Outreach Team at Ernest Hüpeden’s Painted Forest in Valton, WI. We will have guest speakers, activities for kids, and observe the night sky through the 20” Dobsonian Telescope. (Observing will be weather permitting.) To keep up to date with any changes due to weather conditions, and get reminders for the star parties, visit and like our Facebook Page @edgewoodastro  
Star Party Dates: Talks start @ 7PM, come earlier for family activities
Saturday, August 14, 2021 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Link to  a map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Painted+Forest/@43.5740255,-90.2738505,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x10782e9febe78b0c!8m2!3d43.5740255!4d-90.2738505
Note that you should turn left at the Painted Forest building (looks like a little white church) and proceed up the hill. The telescope will be on the right at the top of the hill.
Edgewood College follows State of Wisconsin current recommendations regarding masking and social distancing in response to COVID-19.
Rachael Lancor, PhD
Faculty Development Coordinator
Associate Professor of Physics
Division of Physical, Computational, and Mathematical Sciences
Edgewood College
Office: SON 203A
Phone: 608-663-6997 (o); 608-215-3493 (cell)
WebEx: https://edgewood.webex.com/meet/rlancor
8.  Schedule of Events for Madison FUN Partners