Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Personal Identity on the Internet - Facebook - Ep. 324

Cabell Gathman PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

PhD student in the sociology department Cabell Gathman tells about her research and interest area in how people present themselves on the internet as opposed to how they present themselves in face-to-face interactions.

Pandemic Preparedness - Ep. 321

Vicki Bier Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, UW-Madison

Professor Vicki Bier talks about the impact the pandemic flu has on school closures and business closures as well as the impact it has on the working poor. Lastly she explains how to protect yourself and your community as well as get more information.

Bioethics - Ep. 318

Alta Charo Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Alta Charo talks about the controversy behind many scientific research projects in relation to being an ethical yet successful scientist.

Science Behind Wisconsin Foods - Ep. 314

Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension

Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.

Fungi: Good or Bad? - Ep. 316

Mark Staudt PhD Student, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, UW-Madison

PhD student in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Mark Staudt discusses the positive and negative side to fungi.

Health Impacts of Climate Change - Ep. 309

Jonathon Patz Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison

Professor Jonathan Patz discusses the biological changes climate variations bring to the people's health in Wisconsin.

Changes in Wisconsin's Weather Extremes - Ep. 310

Steve Vavrus Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

Steve Vavrus explores the origin of anthropogenic climate changes, the role of clouds in the climate systems, and the impact of weather extremes on human health and infrastructure.

Biophysics and Neuroscience - Ep. 308

Meyer Jackson Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison

Professor Meyer Jackson looks at the intersection between the study of biophysics and neuroscience as an important strategy for problem solving and to understanding how the brain works.

Wisconsin Dairy Farms - Ep. 303

Sarah Lloyd Research Assistant, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, UW-Madison

Sarah Lloyd has done research through the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at UW Madison about life satisfaction on dairy farms. She gives some background about what goes on in dairy farming then talks about her specific research on life satisfaction.

Building IceCube, a Neutrino Telescope - Ep. 291

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.

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