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.

Programming

Unite

The ID Hub creates a nucleating presence on campus, fostering opportunities to network and build different kinds of societal and broader impacts activities with community.

Change

The complex, often negative, public perceptions of science cannot be changed in isolation. We utilize STEAM approaches to transform public representations of science and scientists.

Engage

Strengths in science skills, policy, community programming, technology commercialization and STEAM fusion enable the ID Hub to innovate inclusive science access and engagement.

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.
Kohler Fellows
Kohler Fellows
Tiny Earth
Tiny Earth
Studentsourcing Antibiotic Discovery
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Science to Street Art
Science to Street Art
Science to Street Art is a collaborative project that aims to visually inspire STEAM education and careers through the innovative planning, design and management of...
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Catalysts for Science Policy
Catalysts for Science Policy
Graduate Students Engaging in Science Policy Discussions
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Science to Script
Science to Script
Creating a Positive Image of Science in Entertainment Media
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Discovery Outreach
Discovery Outreach
Highlighting Science and Creativity in the Discovery Building
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News

Keep up with the latest news from the Illuminating Discovery Hub and its partners.
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
Picture a Scientist drive-in Movie Night – Sunday, October 18th
Picture a Scientist drive-in Movie Night – Sunday, October 18th
NASA at the drive-in movies: Friday, October 16th, Double Feature
NASA at the drive-in movies: Friday, October 16th, Double Feature
Astrophysics Coloring Pages! Download here.
Astrophysics Coloring Pages! Download here.
IN PHOTOS: Wisconsin Art Gives Voice to 2020’s Politics, Pain, and Potential – Up North News
IN PHOTOS: Wisconsin Art Gives Voice to 2020’s Politics, Pain, and Potential – Up North News