Lisa Sorlie, Library Media Specialist for Bonduel School District, participated in the Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute. As part of the program, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, Sorlie spent six weeks performing experiments on yeast in Professor Chris Hittinger’s lab and designed inquiry-based classroom activities to bring back to her students in Bonduel, Wis.
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Hundreds of students participate in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing colored powder during Rang de Madison, a Holi festival of color hosted by the Madison Hindu Students Association, outside of Dejope Residence Hall on Saturday. The event, which celebrates the arrival of spring and victory of good over evil, was held in collaboration with UW–Madison’s India Students Association and Indian Graduate Students Association.
Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages. Melissa Skala’s experience was different: two people, 250 words, in 24 hours. Melissa Skala Skala, a Morgridge Institute for Research investigator in medical engineering, won a highly competitive […]
Madison, Wisconsin – Take a magazine cover drawn by a French artist, add in the feminist spirit of Wisconsin surgeons, and you get a Twitter meme that travels the world. It all started in Orlando, Fla., the first week of April, when Dr. Susan Pitt, assistant professor of surgery, was at the American […]
October was harvesting time for cranberry farmers in Wisconsin. Aided by UW-Madison research, cranberry bushes are producing higher yields with heartier and sweeter berries, with a shorter time to maturity. Wisconsin has become the international leader in cranberry production and is now responsible for approximately 60 percent of the world’s crop. Video by UW-Madison with special thanks to Rocky […]