Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.
Kirk Hogan, Md, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison
Anesthesia more than any other medical specialty is characterized by polypharmacy, with up to 10 drugs used for the healthiest patient for simple procedure, to over 25 drugs required for the care of very ill patients having complex surgeries. Anesthesia is at the forefront of the translation of pharmacogenetic insights to the bedside.
Ben Marquez, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison
Professor Ben Marquez talks about immigration policy dilemmas from the perspective of our southern neighbors, Mexico and South America. Ben displays facts and statistics about our current situation, outlines policy alternatives, and predicts what is likely to be seen in the future with Obama.
Noah Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison
Noah Feinstein discusses how people learn about science and health as well as the personal importance of gaining this knowledge.
Pao K. Wang, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Atmospheric clouds have great impact on the global climate process. Cloud formation is also closely related to the aerosol in the atmosphere. Learn about fundamental cloud and aerosol interactions and how they may impact the global climate process.
Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.
Toni Sikes, Founder, The Guild
Founder and artistic advisor of The Guild Inc., Toni Sykes talks about how she started her business and where she is today.
Founder of Oompa Toys, Milanie Cleere tells the story of how she got her business started. They specialize in non-branded, specialty toys, gear and furniture.
Steve Pogorzelski, Former President of Monster North America
Steve Pogorzelski gives insight to labor markets in relation to work and unemployment. He discusses the current state and future projections for the labor market in relation to changing demographics as well as other factors.
Stephen Ward, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison
Stephen Ward gives a talk about journalism ethics. He talks about himself, his occupation, and the bigger picture.