Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Tom Zinnen, Outreach Program Manager, Biotechnology Center of UW Madison & Family Living Program of UW Extension
Tom Zinnen runs through different hands-on activities and metaphors in order to demonstrate information about and create a better understanding of DNA.
Jean Phillips, Senior Special Librarian and Paul Menzel, UW Senior Scientis, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison
Phillips and Menzel give some information on the city of Madison, a history of meteorological satellites, and the role that Verner Suomi plays in this combination.
Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison
Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"
Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Paul DeLuca discusses the School of Medicine and Public Health and the new Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research building.
Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)
Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.
Mark Bugher, Director, University Research Park, UW-Madison
Director of the University Research Park, Mike Bugher talks about the university's Technology Transfer program and using the University Research Park as a launch pad for it. He also discusses how the university has been spreading the word about the Technology Transfer program.
Dr. Michael Fiore, Director, University of Wisconsin Center For Tobacco Research and Intervention
Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Dr. Mike Fiore discusses tobacco use in America and ways to change our society and alleviate dependence on the drug.
Derek Hei, Technical Director, UW Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Jordana Lenon, Public Information Officer/Outreach, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison, Waisman Center
Hear all about embryonic stem cells and the work being done at the National Stem Cell Bank.
David Drake, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.
David Drake takes a closer look at the positive and negative interactions between humans and wildlife in urban settings.
John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.