Wisconsin Science Festival: October 16-19, 2014

Genetically Engineered Crops (GMOs): Do They Have a Role in Sustainability?

Sunday, October 19 | 1;30 – 3 p.m.
Discovery Building

Agriculture faces big challenges—producing food for a growing population, while encountering limits of natural resources and changing climate. What do growers, innovators, scientists and professional communicators see as the greatest challenges and opportunities ahead?

Join a panel of UW–Madison, farm and industry experts.


  • Kate VandenBosch, dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Paul Robbins, director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies


  • Dominique Brossard, professor and chair, Life Sciences Communication
  • Andy Dierks, principal, Coloma Farms
  • Travis Frey, Middleton site lead, Monsanto
  • Erin Silva, assistant professor, Plant Pathology

Spectacular Stargazing Opportunities Around the State!

Partnership with Wisconsin Book Festival

We're excited to partner with the Wisconsin Book Festival this year to bring you two festivals in one weekend. We’ve teamed up to offer several events together, including Nerd Nite, featured lectures and readings on campus and across Madison.

We've also put together a selection of books from festival presenters so you can continue to discover how science is changing the way we look at and lead our lives throughout the year.

A Statewide Celebration