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.
Beyond the Lab
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.
Highlighting Science and Creativity in the Discovery BuildingRead More
Illuminating Discovery Course
Teaching Advanced Communication Practices to ScientistsRead More
Science to Street Art
Studentsourcing Antibiotic DiscoveryRead More
Catalysts for Science Policy
Graduate Students Engaging in Science Policy DiscussionsRead More
Creating a Positive Image of Science in Entertainment MediaRead More
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