Science festival to feature UW-Madison experts

From October 20–23, the Wisconsin Science Festival will be taking place across the state, giving attendees of all ages a glimpse at the ways science is changing the world and our every day lives. Last year’s festival drew approximately 37,000 attendees to 285 events throughout the state. This year the International Division will be cosponsoring two sessions at the festival.

Growing Global Science

Fri., Oct, 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

UW-Madison Discovery Building

As scientists continue to tackle world problems, such as climate change and infectious disease, the role of regional expertise becomes more vital to progress. Learn how regional specialists and scientific experts partnered on six programs sponsored by the International Division’s Incubator grant program—all designed to shed light on some of the world’s most challenging issues.

See the projects and presenters.


Zika: An Epidemic in Context

Sat., Oct, 22, 2–3 p.m.

UW-Madison Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison

Zika has been making headlines since 2016, when it exploded on the scene in Latin America. With the appearance of Zika in the southern U.S., Zika has become an even hotter topic. During this discussion, a panel of experts will discuss Zika, placing it in context and explaining the real impact of the virus.

See the presenters.

Both sessions are free and open to the public. Learn more about the sessions, UW-Madison presenters and other details at the links above.