JoAnne Robbins, Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explores the physiology of swallowing foods and liquids. Clinician researchers at the UW Swallowing Speech and Dining Enhancement (SSWAL-ADE) Program are developing new beverages that increase swallowing safety with taste appeal.
Bill Tracy, Chair, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison, discusses the technology behind plant breeding and its importance. Tracy also explains his work to breed better sweet corn.
Kevin Baines, Senior Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison, discusses the major storms which have occurred on Jupiter and Saturn over the past twenty years. These storms have been studied intensely by the Cassini, New Horizons and Galileo spacecraft.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Pradeep Rohatgi, Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, UW-Milwaukee describes his lifelong effort to improve lives through research in metals and manufacturing.
Karyn Riddle, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison, Joanne Cantor, Professor Emerita, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, and Marie-Louise Mares, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, discuss the impact of media on family interactions and how the media experience differs for children during various developmental stages.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow John J. Magnuson, Professor Emeritus, Center for Limnology, UW-Madison tells several stories from his career studying Wisconsin lakes.
2014 Wisconsin Academy Fellow Stanley Temple, Professor Emeritus, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison describes his lifelong work to save species and the habitats on which they depend.
David Wassarman, Professor, Cell & Regenerative Biology, UW-Madison, discusses traumatic brain injury and why the disorder is difficult to treat. Wasserman presents data from experimental fruit fly studies which are advancing our understanding of the molecular and cellular events that occur with traumatic brain injury.
Science Fiction Author Kim Stanley Robinson, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery David Krakauer, UW-Madison English Assistant Professor Monique Allewaert and Wisconsin Public Radio Producer Steve Paulson discuss how science fiction can help us imagine possible worlds. Also, hear the winning entries of the Three Minute Futures flash science fiction contest, dramatized for radio.
Rachel Mallinger, Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, UW-Madison, discusses the importance of the native, wild bees to the pollination process. With the decline in honey bee populations, can the 500 species of native bees living in Wisconsin fulfill our food needs?