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.

Programming

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.
Entrepreneurship Science Lab
Entrepreneurship Science Lab
Kohler Fellows
Kohler Fellows
Tiny Earth
Tiny Earth
Science to Street Art
Science to Street Art
Catalysts for Science Policy
Catalysts for Science Policy
Writer in Residence
Writer in Residence

News

Keep up with the latest news from the Illuminating Discovery Hub and its partners.
Erasing the Lines Between Science and Art
Erasing the Lines Between Science and Art
Life As We Don’t Know It
Life As We Don’t Know It
Equanimity: Meditation Through Ceramics Exhibit at the Discovery Building
Equanimity: Meditation Through Ceramics Exhibit at the Discovery Building
PICKET CHARLIE Table Read Audio Performance – Listen Today!
PICKET CHARLIE Table Read Audio Performance – Listen Today!
Kohler Fellows: Call for Artists – Paid Opportunity
Kohler Fellows: Call for Artists – Paid Opportunity
Kohler Fellow Blog: Science-Art Fusion and the Fundamental Nature of Life, Lena Vincent
Kohler Fellow Blog: Science-Art Fusion and the Fundamental Nature of Life, Lena Vincent
Kohler Fellow Blog: The Workshop of Science, Kushin Mukherjee
Kohler Fellow Blog: The Workshop of Science, Kushin Mukherjee
Kohler Fellow Blog Post: Inclusive Art, Aedan Gardill
Kohler Fellow Blog Post: Inclusive Art, Aedan Gardill
Kohler Fellow Blog Post: “Evermoving wanderers:” Astrophotography and the Anthropocene, Kaitlin Moore
Kohler Fellow Blog Post: “Evermoving wanderers:” Astrophotography and the Anthropocene, Kaitlin Moore
Kohler Fellow Blog: The Reality of Pretending, Katherine E. Norman
Kohler Fellow Blog: The Reality of Pretending, Katherine E. Norman
Kohler Fellow Blog: Color Culture, Matt Ferens
Kohler Fellow Blog: Color Culture, Matt Ferens
NASA at the movies: a conversation with filmmaking and special effects experts, October 17th 2PM
NASA at the movies: a conversation with filmmaking and special effects experts, October 17th 2PM