The People of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy On


WISL People

Bassam Shakhashiri

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, WISL Director

Climate is always changing—now it’s us.          

         Bassam's Call to Action
          First appearing in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Vol. 55, No. 2 (Spring 2009)

Rodney Schreiner

Rodney Schreiner, WISL Associate Director Emeritus
Jerry Bell

Jerry A. Bell, WISL Faculty Associate Emeritus
Cayce Osborne

Cayce Osborne, WISL Senior Outreach Specialist


Past WISL Affiliates

WISL has many collaborators and we welcome their participation in our programs and acknowledge their contributions.

Mike Boll, WISL Outreach Specialist
Gery Essenmacher, WISL Senior Outreach Specialist

Christina Marvin, WISL Post-Doc
John Powell, WISL Senior Editor
Patti Puccio, WISL Administrative Assistant
Peter Van Kan, WISL Faculty Fellow

Clare Haden (2006-present)
Steve Wojtas (2006-2008)
Linda Zelewski (2007-2008)

Past WISL Fellows & Interns

Laurens Anderson, WISL Honorary Fellow
   UW-Madison Emeritus Professor 1986-2018
   Professor of Biochemistry 1951-1986
Laurens Anderson, 1920-2018
Kim Asseily, WISL Research Intern
John Berry, WISL Faculty Fellow
Jill Chipman, WISL Intern
Rachel "Ray" Czerwinski, WISL Intern
Marc Fink, WISL Faculty Fellow
Levi Hogan, WISL Research Assistant
Anna Husman, WISL Undergraduate Intern
Tom Kuntzleman, WISL Honorary Fellow
Allwin McDonald, WISL Intern
Haley Olsen, WISL Undergraduate Intern

Katherine Parrish, WISL Intern
Ron Perkins, WISL Honorary Fellow
Mackinsey Smith, WISL Intern

Amanda Spiewak, WISL Affiliate
Kevin Strang, WISL Faculty Fellow
Ceci Vollbrecht, WISL Intern

Robert Wardrop, 2003/2004 WISL Faculty Fellow

Past Summer Workshop Lead Instructors
  Patrick Meloy (2012-present)
Pat is a chemistry teacher at Madison LaFollette High School.

Ann Comins (2014)
Ann is a chemistry teacher at Madison Memorial High School.

  Lori Schacht DeThorne (2012-2013)
Lori is an assistant principal at Madison West High School.
Past Summer Interns
  Megan Bernards

Megan Bernards, 2015
Megan graduated from River Valley High School in Spring Green. She is attending UW-Madison, and is considering majoring in astronomy, psychology, physics, or genetics.

UW-Madison students make discoveries, explore Italy in archaeological expedition
November 6, 2018

  Jake Jacob Boden, 2015
Jake wants to pursue a career in chemistry.
  Maxine Knetter Sylvia Speidel, 2015
Sylvia is interested in pursuing a career in science.






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