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Building Technology Startups in Wisconsin

Brian Wiegand, Co-founder and CEO of Gravy, interviewed by Jon Eckhardt, Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses his journey as an entrepreneur and offers suggestions for finding success.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase

Zach Halmstad, Partner at Jamf, Alex Kubicek, Co-founder and CEO of Understory, and Kristen Berman, Co-founder and Principal of Common Cents Lab, share stories of how they became successful entrepreneurs.

Jews and the Science of "Race" in America

Eric Goldstein, Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, discusses the classification of Jews as the “Hebrew race” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Goldstein explores the categorizing of immigrant ethnic groups as a means of organizing and understanding each group’s place in society.

Supercomputer Modeling of Tornadoes

Leigh Orf, Associate Scientist in the Department of Space Science and Engineering at UW-Madison, discusses how supercomputer modeling provides a means to better understand how tornadoes are formed. Orf explains the anatomy of a supercell thunderstorm and how it can become a tornado.

Entrepreneurship in Economic Development

Tessa Conroy, Economic Development Specialist at UW-Madison and UW-Extension, discusses the links between entrepreneurship and job growth, income growth, poverty reduction, innovation and regional stability. Conroy provides innovative strategies for growing a local economy.

Ecological Responses to Climate Changes

Jack Williams, Professor in the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, discusses risks to existing habitats due to warming conditions and climate change. Williams focuses on how to predict what changes various species will need to make as their environments change.

Heroin and Other Opioids: A Wisconsin Epidemic?

Lori Edwards, Senior Chemist at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, discusses the history of opium use in society and in Wisconsin. Edwards looks at narcotic impairment indicators and presents case studies of individuals using opioids.

Physics of Space Travel

Professor Emeritus Clint Sprott along with faculty, staff and students from the UW-Madison Department of Physics explore the physics needed to travel into space in this entertaining scientific extravaganza.

The Evolution of Insects as Food

Julie Lesnick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University, discusses the benefits of consuming insects as a sustainable protein source. Lesnick explores long held stigmas and talks about which countries have incorporated insects into their diets.

The Fastest Particles in the Universe

Ellen Zweibel, Professor in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, talks about high energy, electronically charged cosmic rays which travel almost as fast as light. Zweibel explains how the particles are detected and their effect on Earth.

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