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Casting a ballot

Electron election

Posted November 13, 2014

Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Reflections of a woman pioneer

Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus

Posted November 13, 2014


STEM Education Resources

Discover answers to important questions on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers using the information from the National Science Board's Science and Engineering Indicators report.

Posted November 12, 2014


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Posted November 3, 2014


Report, experts analyze surging STEM activity at UW-Madison

Posted October 30, 2014

Francis Halzen

2014 American Ingenuity Awards: How One Physicist's Pursuit of the Cosmos Took off in Antarctica

More on the IceCube Project

Posted October 22, 2014

Nobel Prize

2014 Nobel Prizes Awarded

Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain's 'Inner GPS'

American and 2 Japanese Physicists Share Nobel for Work on LED Lights

The Long Bright Path to the Nobel Prize for LED Lighting

Posted October 10, 2014

Communicating Climate Change

Actions on climate change bring better health, study says

Posted September 23, 2014


Science to the people: UW-Madison's outreach efforts aim to reinforce the value of research

Posted September 18, 2014

Communicating Climate Change

Communicating climate change with AAAS member Ray Weymann

Retired astrophysicist and AAAS member Ray Weymann used to spend his days teaching and conducting research at the University of Arizona in Tucson or directing the Carnegie Observatories. Now he is an expert at communicating the science of climate change to the public. Weymann shares his top tips for teaching about climate change with AAAS MemberCentral blogger Summer Allen.

Posted August 29, 2014

Almanac of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Almanac of Higher Education 2014

Universities Reporting the Most Spending on Research and Development, All Fields, FY 2014

UW-Madison remains near the top of the list, at number three behind Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Posted August 25, 2014

ACS Meeting

Creating buzz about science to help solve pressing global challenges

Posted August 5, 2014


Chemistry Professor Explains Science of Fireworks

Posted July 10, 2014

Climate Report

Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin's Climate and Energy Future, A Wisconsin Initiative Report of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

Posted July 3, 2014


'Science is fun' offers traditional July Fourth show

Posted July 3, 2014

Stephen J. Lippard

American Chemical Society's highest honor goes to Stephen J. Lippard, Ph.D.

Watch the video

Posted June 14, 2014


An official statement from the ACS on the National Climate Assessment

Posted May 8, 2014

Recycling Styrofoam

UW-Madison Styrofoam reuse and recycling program wins competition

Posted April 29, 2014

Packing Peanuts

Who Made That Packing Peanut?

Posted April 28, 2014

Lab Equipment

Science Tools Anyone Can Afford

Posted April 22, 2014

Earth in Crisis

This Scientist's 'art' depicts an Earth in crisis

Posted April 22, 2014

Paint Pigments

How This Renoir Used to Look

Dr. Casadio's visit to the UW-Madison Chemistry Department

Posted April 22, 2014

Earth Day

Earth Day: A collection of NetLinks from Science Magazine

Posted April 22, 2014


Awards for Communicating Research to the Public

Posted April 22, 2014

Essay Competition

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition 2014 Student Essay Competition

Posted April 22, 2014


Progress Report on Coordinating Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Posted April 16, 2014


Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

A YouTube playlist from the American Chemical Society

Posted April 16, 2014

Chemistry Set

The 21st-Century Chemistry Set

SPARK competition winners reimagine the classic chemistry set for kids today

Posted April 16, 2014

Book Cover

Book review: "Why Science Does Not Disprove God" by Amir D. Aczel

Posted April 16, 2014

Periodic Table

Percy Julian: Google Doodle salutes pioneering chemist as a man utterly in his elements

Posted April 16, 2014

Climate Change

Confronting climate change

Posted April 8, 2014

Climate Change

What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change

Posted April 8, 2014

Climate Change

Competition seeks interdisciplinary solutions to climate change

Posted April 1, 2014


State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates

According to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse, the overall six-year completion rate for first-time degree-seeking college students who first enrolled in 2007 was 56.1 percent. The Chronicle of Higher Education offers an interactive exploration of the state-by-state six-year graduation rates for various student demographics across four-year public, four-year private nonprofit, and two-year public institutions.

Posted March 20, 2014

Climate Change

Action on Climate Change

Posted March 17, 2014

World Science U

World Science U launches, provides "education for everyone at all levels of interest and knowledge

Posted March 12, 2014


Sriracha Chemistry: How hot sauces perk up your food and your mood

Posted March 11, 2014

Harold C. Urey

Harold C. Urey: Science, Religion, and Cold War Chemistry

A director of the Manhattan Project's uranium isotope-separation program wrestled with an inner struggle that led him to publicly call for a new synthesis of science and religion.

Posted March 3, 2014


A Successor to Sagan Reboots 'Cosmos'

Posted March 3, 2014


U.S. Naval Academy workshops for girls in middle school build interest in math, sciences

Posted March 3, 2014

Chazen Museum of Art

'Cabinet of curiosities' captures nature through work of artists and scientists

Posted February 26, 2014

James F. Crow

Author, journalist Williams named Wisconsin Writer in Residence

Posted February 20, 2014

James F. Crow

James F. Crow, 1916-2012: A Biographical Memoir by Daniel L. Hartland and Rayla Greenberg Temin

Posted February 11, 2014

Science & Engineering Indicators

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

Posted February 7, 2014





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