Denise Ney Professor - Department of Nutritional Sciences, UW-Madison
Professor Denise Ney works at the Biochemical Genetics Clinic at the Waisman Center doing a project about the nutritional management of the disease Phenylketonuria, PKU. Her research shows that glycomacropeptide improves the diet required for PKU.
Susan Coppersmith Professor - Department of Physics, UW-Madison
Professor Susan Coppersmith discusses the complexity of theoretical condensed matter physics and explains the importance behind the subject. She talks about her research which looks at a variety of complex systems as well as her many roles in the Department of Physics at UW Madison.
Catherine Woodward Research Associate, Center for Biology Education, UW-Madison
Catherine Woodward introduces a new UW-based science outreach project called the Mazomanie Science Outreach Outpost, MOO. She tells what MOO is, what kind of work is being done, what their goals are, and how one could get involved with their project.
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.