CANCELLED: Badger Talk: Your Family History: Audio, Video and Digital

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE (TBD) If you are like many Wisconsinites, your family history has gradually moved from analog (photographs, letters, keepsakes) to electronic (audio, film and video) to digital (websites, social media accounts, files in the cloud). At this Badger Talk at E.D. Locke Public Library, learn how … Continued

Science on Tap

We’re exploring the space where science and culture intersect, and we’re doing it over drinks. Grab a brew (or root-brew!) and meet us online OR on-site at the Milwaukee Public Museum. This Carpenter lecture series features some of the best minds in science. From the sensation of being hugged by an octopus to quantum mechanics, … Continued

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab: Chemical Glassware as Functional Sculpture with Daniel Kelm

Chemical glassware exists solely to serve the investigation of our material world. It has become so intimately associated with this endeavor that some of the best-known shapes have become universally recognized icons. The development of glassware over the years has been the result of numerous influences—including adaptation by chemists to changes in chemical processes, the … Continued

Badger Talk: New Technologies for Recycling of Plastic Waste

The Center for Upcycling of Waste Plastics is developing the scientific, engineering and economic information that will enable the chemical recycling of waste plastics. CUWP involves 23 industrial partners, one national laboratory and five universities throughout North America. We are developing a technology that uses solvents to selectively target recovery and precipitate (STRAP) of targeted … Continued

Conversation with Author Ben Goldfarb UW–Madison fall Science Writer in Residence

Ben Goldfarb, environmental journalist and author of acclaimed books about beavers and the way roads have carved up wild places, is UW-Madison’s Sharon Dunwoody Science Journalist in Residence this fall. From Oct. 17 to 19, Goldfarb will visit campus, joining classrooms to share his science journalism expertise with students in English, journalism and ecology courses … Continued

Introduction to Nature Photography

Join us at the Lussier Family Heritage Center for a morning of learning the basics of photographing our natural landscapes. Sevie Kenyon, our staff photographer for Dane County Parks, will lead you through how to consider lighting, composition, exposure and more when taking an outdoor image. Bring your DSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot or phone … Continued

Astronomy on Tap Madison: Spookstronomy, an Eerie Evening of Astronomical Fun

Join us for our October edition of Astronomy on Tap in Madison! We’ll kick off our spookiest event of the season at Youngblood Beer Company’s Northstreet location beginning at 7 p.m. on October 17! It will be a night full of mysterious, spine-chilling, out-of-this-world astronomy content. As always, we’ll have astronomy trivia, demos and plenty … Continued

Nerd Nite: Nuclear Edition

Join us at Union South during Nuclear Science Week to learn something new related to nuclear science! Featured Presentations: “Killing me softly with his nukes” What creature almost started WWIII? When was “goosing” used in an official government report? If a training tape is used to simulate a Soviet attack, do US missile men know? … Continued

Badger Talk: High Throughput DNA Sequencing & its Impact on our World

Joshua Hyman, director of the DNA Synthesis and Sequencing Facility at the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, will speak at the Eager Free Public Library on what happens when we can sequence everything. Researchers can now sequence the full genome of an individual, every letter of the DNA in a person’s chromosomes, in days, not years, for … Continued

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