Illuminating Discovery Hub

Illuminating Discovery Hub

Beyond the Lab

Beyond the Lab

The Illuminating Discovery Hub, headquartered at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, reaches beyond the lab through partnerships with the outreach infrastructure of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s Town Center, the Morgridge Institute for Research, and other campus and national organizations to establish bridges among scientists, professional communicators, and members of the public. In collaboration with bioethicists, journalists, social scientists, media producers, and campus communicators, the Hub offers training programs in effective science communication, public discourse, and media representation. The Hub facilitates campus-wide, community, and national discussions about illuminating discovery, science and engineering research, the role of science and technology in society, and the image of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

The Illuminating Discovery Hub, like the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s other hubs, is new and still growing. We encourage you to join us in building a collaborative community.

Partners & Programs

The Illuminating Discovery Hub is connected to programming from across the UW–Madison campus and beyond. These key partnerships enable the Hub to bring curiosity, engagement, and discovery beyond the lab.
Discovery Outreach
Discovery Outreach
Highlighting Science and Creativity in the Discovery Building
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Illuminating Discovery Course
Illuminating Discovery Course
Teaching Advanced Communication Practices to Scientists
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Science to Street Art
Science to Street Art
Tiny Earth
Tiny Earth
Studentsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
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Catalysts for Science Policy
Catalysts for Science Policy
Graduate Students Engaging in Science Policy Discussions
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STEMfamous
STEMfamous
Creating a Positive Image of Science in Entertainment Media
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News

Keep up with the latest news from the Illuminating Discovery Hub and its partners.
Program Aims to ‘Studentsource’ Antibiotic Discovery
Program Aims to ‘Studentsource’ Antibiotic Discovery
WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event
WID Hubs Launch at Illuminating Connections Event
WPT and UW-Madison Announce Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab
WPT and UW-Madison Announce Timothy William Trout Education Innovation Lab
Science to Street Art – An Experiment in Placemaking
Science to Street Art – An Experiment in Placemaking
WID to Host Conference Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis
WID to Host Conference Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis
Illuminating Discovery Hub Updates: December 2017
Illuminating Discovery Hub Updates: December 2017

Events