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January-May, 2019

The Wonder of Learning Wisconsin
Hosted by Preschool of the Arts, Madison Public Library, and Overture Center for the Arts, the exhibit is an unprecedented opportunity for educators, policymakers, and families to explore the incredible learning potential in the early years of childhood. Since its debut in 2008, more than 120,000 people have encountered The Wonder of Learning and engaged in professional development initiatives aimed at advancing knowledge and action for early childhood education.

The exhibit will be housed in the children’s room at the Central Library and the Playhouse Gallery at the Overture Center.

Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Overture Center Playhouse Gallery
201 State Street
Madison, WI

Visitor Information

January 21-May 31, 2019

Your Brain on Abstract Art
McPherson Eye Research Institute's
Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery
9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
UW-Madison Campus

The subject of this exhibition is YOU, specifically how your brain interprets what you see and how abstract art affects your perception, memory, and emotions. Abstract art in a range of styles will include works by Chuck Bauer, Brian Besch, Pamela Callahan, Sue Jachimiec, Sue Johnson, Trent Miller, Judith Mjaanes, Ben Orozco, Sandra Peterson, and Rick Ross.

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February 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 2019

The Wonders of Physics
times vary
2103 Chamberlin Hall
UW-Madison Campus

This event is free and open to the public but tickets must be requested.

Request your tickets

Wonders of Physics homepage

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Science is Fun and the Joy of Learning
11:00 a.m.
Rm 3110B Health Sciences Learning Center
UW-Madison Campus

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Friday, March 1, 2019

STEAM Fair at Madison Country Day School
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Waunakee, WI

Thursday, March 6, 2019

Madison Symphony Orchestra League "Party of Note"
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fluno Center
UW-Madison Campus

Friday, March 8, 2019

The climate is changing: Investigating the effects on ponds, lakes, and oceans
A teacher workshop at the Wisconsin Society for Science Teachers Conference
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, WI

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison
Jerry A. Bell
Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison

Engage in hands-on activities and discussion you can use to introduce climate science concepts into the topics you already teach.

Climate science is complicated, but it is based on fundamental concepts from our more familiar sciences. So the complexity offers opportunities to integrate climate science into teaching the concepts already included in your courses. This workshop is designed to help you see how to fit climate science into what you are already doing. The hands-on activities focus on the properties of water (including phase change, heat capacity, solubility, and acid/base chemistry) and how these properties of Earth’s bodies of water are affected by human-caused increases in atmospheric greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, and the resultant global warming. Many of the activities will be directly usable or easily adaptable for use in your classroom. All the written and projected materials will be available to you electronically for use in your classrooms.

Climate Workshop Information

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Conference Schedule

WSST Conference Website

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Fostering Community Appreciation of Science In and Out of the Classroom
Wisconsin Society for Science Teachers Conference
10:00 a.m.
Monona Terrace Convention Center

Conference Schedule

WSST Conference Website

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Science is Fun at St. Mary Catholic Schools
STEM Saturday
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Neenah, WI

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A Thousand Beautiful Dreams
7:30-9:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI

The University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers join the Festival Choir of Madison for this special performance.

Flint, Michigan has become a symbol of how social and environmental justice (and injustice) are intertwined. We welcome the University of Michigan-Flint Chamber Singers, under Dr. Gabriela Hristova, to join with us in presenting recent music that gives voice to the tragedies of the past and present, the promise of social equality and inclusion, and hope for the future of both our society and our planet.

More information, including how to purchase tickets

Sunday, March 31 - Thursday, April 4, 2019

ACS Spring National Meeting
Orlando, FL

Science and society: Opportunities and challenges
Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri
Day and time still to be scheduled

Meeting Information

Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Engineering Expo
UW-Madison Campus

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Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019

Science Expeditions
UW-Madison Campus

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Reaching, Teaching and Searching:
Science in Higher Education

A day-long conference hosted by the
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Communicating Your Science Beyond Your Field – In Lay Language!
Noon - 1 p.m.
Genetics/Biotechnology Center, Room 1360
UW-Madison Campus

H. Adam Steinberg, Illuminating Discovery Educator (Wisconsin Inst. for Discovery; artforscience)
What info are you really sending? What are people receiving?
Terry Devitt, Director of Research Communications (UW Communications)
The art of science writing to enable understanding of complex ideas

More information on McPherson Eye Research Institute Seminar Series

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2019 Take the Kids to Work Day
U.S. Geological Survey
Reston, VA

Monday, April 22, 2019

Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
UW-Madison Campus

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Tut and Nero: Wild on Wheels
Bela Sandor, Engineering Physics
UW-Madison Emeritus Faculty Lectures
2-3:00 p.m.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI

Leading to Homer’s riddles of Hector’s hearse:
The Iliad, Book 24 / Nicholas Richardson, 1993,
the gold standard of commentaries:

“…they brought out the nine-cubit-long yoke-binding,
along with the yoke. And the yoke they fitted properly
on to the well-polished pole…”

What’s a proper fitting, and a nine-cubit binding?

The solutions to the riddles emerge from a long story,
including Tut-chariots and the Ben-Hur/Messala race…

Emeritus Faculty Lecture: Eloquence and Eminence

Saturday, April 28, 2019

Wisconsin Alumni Association Sauk County Chapter Founders' Day
5:00 p.m.
Baraboo Country Club

Friday, July 5-12, 2019

47th IUPAC World Chemistry Conference
Paris, France

Meeting Information

Sunday, July 21 - Thursday, July 25, 2019

ChemEd Conference
North Central Collegge
Naperville, IL

Meeting Information

Sunday, August 25 - Thursday, August 29, 2019

ACS Fall National Meeting
San Diego, CA

Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Conference
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, WI

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