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UW-Madison (Discovery Building)

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330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
https://discovery.wisc.edu

October 2022

American Indian Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Join American Indian Studies at the Discovery Building on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to celebrate our 50-year anniversary! Learn from key leaders in the program’s history, such as Emerita Faculty Ada Deer, about the creation of the program, the role of student activism and the significance of the program to diversity and inclusion at the university. Dive deeper into these stories through the AIS Oral History Project website, which will be launched at the event and allows the community to hear…

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Wisconsin Science Festival Hands-On Expo – Field Trip Day

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Experience dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations that feature STEM activities ranging from virtual reality to health and medicine, chemistry, glass blowing demonstrations and more! Explore the hands-on activities at your own pace and interact with scientists, STEM professionals and students from UW-Madison and beyond! Special workshops available to preregister for: Realism – Model Making Inspired by Glass The Science Story: Science Storytelling Workshop “Curiosity is Nature's PhD” with the Hip Hop MD, Maynard Okereke Step into Polar Research in…

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Landscape of Discovery Mural Reception

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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See the official mural unveiling, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. A Landscape of Wisconsin Discovery provides a non-traditional avenue for science literacy through the fusion of science and art. This mural by Sharon Tang, Amy Zaremba and Alicia Rheal is the result of a partnership between the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the Morgridge Institute for Research in the Discovery Building. Open to the public! To hear more from the artists, join…

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WARF Entrepreneurons: Lessons Learned

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Entrepreneurship takes many forms at UW-Madison. Students are key players in taking UW innovation to the marketplace, as founders themselves or as members of startup teams with other students, faculty and researchers. Meet four recent UW-Madison alumni who were startup founders and team leaders as undergraduate and graduate students. They will share how they did it, where their entrepreneurial journey has taken them, and what they wish they’d known. This panel will offer insights for any innovator as well as…

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Resource Fair: Learn, Connect, Innovate

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Calling all UW-Madison innovators – faculty, students and staff! Stop by this “one-stop shop” resource fair to meet the experts and discover the organizations that can help you advance your idea. Whether you are looking to maximize impact for your research, turn your idea into a product or service, start a company or organization, or just learn about entrepreneurship or social impact innovation, it’s never too early or too late to connect with the people, resources and programs that can…

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WI Book Festival Book Talk: This Is What It Sounds Like (Susan Rogers)

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music that reveals the secrets of why your favorite songs move you. But it’s also a story of a musical trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in Los Angeles to became Prince’s chief engineer for Purple Rain, and then create other No. 1 hits as one of the most successful female record producers of all time. Now an award-winning professor of cognitive neuroscience,…

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Crossroads of Ideas: How to Hunt for Stories, and Not Kill Them in the Telling

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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For Radiolab co-host Latif Nasser, the best part of journalism is that it turns the world into a scavenger hunt. Instead of Easter eggs, journalists look for true stories. But how do you find them, especially ones that haven’t already been covered to death? And once you do land one, how do you tell it in a way that keeps your listener holding their breath to hear more? For the first part of this event, Latif will share a few…

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Wisconsin Science Festival Hands-On Expo

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Free
students at interactive science station

Experience dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations that feature STEM activities ranging from virtual reality to health and medicine, chemistry, glass blowing demonstrations and more! Explore the hands-on activities at your own pace and interact with scientists, STEM professionals and students from UW-Madison and beyond! The Discovery Expo in the Discovery Building is a great opportunity for everyone to discover something new and exciting about science!

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