Elizabeth Carey, Chief Operating Officer, The Alliance for Children and Families
Senior vice president of The Alliance for Children and Families, Elizabeth Carey explains what entrepreneurial thinking is when used in nonprofit organizations as well as why they are pursuing this. She gives examples of nonprofit social services agencies that have used this and outlines resources available.
Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art
Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.
John Magnuson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison
In the first half of a two-part lecture series, John Magnuson discusses climate changes affect the lakes in Wisconsin. He covers three responses of the lakes, including ice cover, the fish population, and water levels and flow.
Jack Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, UW-Madison
In the second half of a two-part lecture series, Jack Williams discusses regional and continental climate and temperature changes causing significant ecological changes and how that affects us in North America.
Jeff Cherwinka, an instrument inventor in the Space Science and Engineering Center at UW-Madison, shares his experiences of building IceCube, a particle detector, at the South Pole over the past seven years. He explains neutrinos, how a neutrino telescope works and shares pictures of the building process.
Sonya Newenhouse, President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc.
Dr. Sonya Newenhouse, founder and president of Madison Environmental Group as well as the car-sharing organization called Community Car, discusses her personal life, her career path, and her connection between entrepreneurialism and the green movement.
Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council
Tom Still discusses the opportunities available for financially starting up great ideas from entrepreneurs.
John Lyons, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR
John talks about the non-cold water fish in Wisconsin. The majority of the fish in the state are warm water fish, including catfish, bluegills, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. He goes into depth about these fish and their habitats.
Matthew Mitro, a research scientist with the Wisconsin DNR, discusses the relationship between higher water temperature and the survival rate of fish. For juvenile rainbow trout, higher water temperatures resulted in higher consumption rates. Eating more made the trout more vulnerable to predators. This resulted in a 50%.reduction in the survival rate.
Jim Lattis, Director, Space Place, UW-Madison
Jim Lattis invites you to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. He talks about the difference between Classic and Modern Astronomy, how everyday life has changed over the centuries and how Astronomy connects the world.