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Cultivating diversity and inclusion at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Diverse initiatives engage the WID community in enhancing diversity and inclusion. Some are organic, grassroots efforts; others come from WID leadership. Either way, engagement by the community in each is broad and passionate, and every member of WID can find a way to contribute.

Celebrating IceCube’s first decade of discovery

It was the beginning of a grand experiment unlike anything the world had ever seen. Ten years ago today, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory fully opened its eyes for the first time. Over the course of the previous seven years, dozens of intrepid technicians, engineers, and scientists had traveled to the South Pole — one of the coldest, driest and most isolated places on Earth — to build the biggest, strangest telescope in the world. Crews drilled 86 holes nearly two-and-a-half kilometers deep and lowered a cable strung with 60 basketball-sized light detectors into each hole.

Attend an upcoming virtual Discovery to Product open house

Open house meetings will be the second Wednesday of every month. Upcoming open houses are May from 4:30-5 p.m. and June 9 from 12:30-1 p.m. Can’t make it on any of these dates? There is a pre-recorded version that you can view on demand.

Data Science Institute approaches two-year anniversary

By Cris Carusi In April 2019, UW–Madison and American Family Insurance signed a letter of intent to establish the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute. As it approaches its two-year anniversary, the institute has much to celebrate, including launching a successful research funding initiative and catalyzing a team that is…

Weather calendar supports worthy cause

The 2021 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Community Calendar -- featuring winning photos from the AOSS annual weather photo contest -- is available for purchase!

Research Funding Opportunity: American Family Funding Initiative

Supports cutting-edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research in the rapidly growing field of data science, including computing and artificial intelligence. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2021.

Arboretum Designated as a National Historic Landmark

The designation is based on the Arboretum’s pioneering work in restoration ecology, its place in the history of conservation, and its commitment to Aldo Leopold’s land ethic.

Professor Stephen Wright Announced Winner of the Test of Time Award at 2020 NeurIPS Conference

NeurIPS is one of the most prestigious conferences in artificial intelligence (AI). The Test of Time Award is given to a paper presented at the conference approximately 10 years ago that has had the most significant impact in the field of AI. This is only the fourth time this award has been presented.

Waisman Center releases 2020 annual report

The pages of this year’s annual report highlight how the Waisman Center – even in the most unexpected of scenarios – continues its core mission of research, service, training and outreach.

Wisconsin Sea Grant flies its biennial report flag

The report highlights Sea Grant outreach, education and research projects; financial information; a list of academic papers and other information products; leadership details; and a rundown of fellows, interns, partners and collaborators.