Ben Futa, Director, Allen Centennial Gardens, UW-Madison, explores the history and benefits of public gardens throughout the world and shares his vision for the Allen Centennial Gardens, located on the UW-Madison campus.
Paul Block, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, UW-Madison, explores the implications of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, GERD, and the streamflow reductions to the upstream countries of Sudan and Egypt. The dam across the Blue Nile River will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa.
Elisabeth Harrahy, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, UW-Whitewater, presents the work of Rachel Carson. Carson was one of the original environmental toxicologists studying the effects of contaminants on health.
Dennis Maki, Professor Emeritus, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Alex Lepak, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Nasia Safdar, Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; and David Andes, Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discuss drug resistant infections.
Bassam Shakhashiri, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison, and Rod Schreiner, Senior Scientist, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison, present an overview of scientific methods and how they are used to prove theories.
Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension, explains what nitrate is and explores the effects of nitrate on the environment, drinking water and groundwater.
Sam Soderberg, Staff Sergeant, Wisconsin Air National Guard, discusses the UW Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project which is using DNA technology to identify the remains of the Americans missing in action from World War II and the Korean War.
Kerry Emanuel, Professor, Atmospheric Science, MIT, discusses the basic theory of hurricanes, what hurricanes have been like in the past, and he looks at how they will be affected by global warming.
Adina Roskies, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Dartmouth College, discusses neuroimaging as a means of determining mental content. Roskies explores neuroimaging as tool for systematic mapping of the brain.
Ken Bradbury, Director and State Geologist, WI Geological & Natural History Survey, UW-Extension, discusses the use of groundwater models to understand the relationship between surface water and groundwater. Bradbury explains the basics of groundwater modeling and shows examples from Dane County and Central Wisconsin.