Susan Lederer Professor, Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison
Professor Susan Lederer talks about her research with Cold War radiation and human radiation experiments. She is trained as a historian of science and medicine. She studies the use of animal and human subjects in experiments and was involved in the 20th century American opposition to using animals in experimentation.
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.
Matthew Nisbet Professor of Communications, American University
Professor Matthew Nisbet discusses the recent changes in the scientific community, government agencies, and both environmental and political advocates that has created new ways to think about scientific communication.
Steve Ackerman Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Professor Steve Ackerman discusses his personal strategies for effective communication in relation to being the weather man on the radio.
Deborah Blum Professor, Department of Journalism, UW-Madison
As part of her work as a investigative journalist, Professor Deborah Blum wrote a series of articles examining professional, ethical, and emotional conflicts between scientists who use animals in their research as well as animal rights activities who oppose the research.
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.
Sara Hotchkiss, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, UW-Madison
David Mladenoff, Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
Continuing the lecture series on climate changes, Sara Hotchkiss and David Mladenoff talk about how these changes are effecting the forest ecosystems of northern Wisconsin.
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.
Karl Martin, Section Chief, Wildlife and Forestry Research, Wisconsin DNR Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR
Karl Martin and Michael Meyer speak about how Wisconsin's wildlife have responded to the climate changes over the second half of the century. They also give projections on what to expect over the next hundred years in relation to climate changes and the wildlife responses.
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.