Programs & Partners

The ID Hub energizes and engages community in the scientific enterprise through 6 areas of strength that create the core of ID Hub programming and partnerships.

Strengths

Science and the Public

Looking for an interesting date night? A school field trip or family outing? Explore our programs and partners. We create science experiences that spark curiosity and wonder for diverse audiences including adults, families, K-12 students and teachers.

Science Art Fusion

Sharpen your pencils and ready your paint brushes, at the intersection of science and art, the ID hub is connecting science with literature, performing and visual arts to communicate cutting edge research and diversify science literacy.

Emerging Technologies

Coming soon! Explore new tools of technology and the impacts of emerging technologies on our world in the sciences, humanities, art and environment.

Science Policy

Dive into the science side of policy – here the ID hub and collaborators assemble to address science’s relationship to policy makers and tools for effective science policy.

Skills for Scientists

UW-Madison Specific: Expanding UW-Madison expert networks across STEAM fields to organically advance diverse collaborations, STEAM communication and outreach efforts.

Technology & Commercialization

Become an entrepreneur, learn about protecting intellectual property or how science fits into the business community.

Science & the Public

The Illuminating Discovery Hub and its partner programs provide a diverse outreach and engagement platform for the Discovery Building’s many research areas. Peruse how we are connecting scientists to diverse audiences, including adults, families, k-12 students and teachers. Our partner programs also include additional UW-Madison initiatives and programs.


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Science Art Fusion

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) approaches hold the promise of expanding our belief in ‘impossible things.’ Through the fusion of science with literature, performing and visual arts – the Illuminating Discovery Hub aims to empower and engage with public pedagogy through science art and science story. Programming includes STEAM residencies, events, education and creative peacemaking as a means for inclusive and diverse approaches to science with the people.


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Emerging Technologies

Coming soon! Explore Emerging Technologies and how they relate in the sciences, humanities, arts and environment. Emerging Technologies are shaping our future; how we live, learn, work and play – dive into a new reality at the Discovery Building.


Science Policy

Public Policy powers how science and the research enterprise contribute to serving the public interest, known as Science Policy. The Illuminating Discovery Hub’s partner programs are spearheading opportunities for scientists to: enhance their knowledge of Science Policy; promote science policy careers; and communicate science topics of current relevance to government and funding agencies to the non-scientist community.


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Skills for Scientists

For researchers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, learning to communicate your science to diverse audiences is critical for success and public connection. To transform the image of science and scientists within public opinion – we offer opportunities for scientists to learn and practice skills in communicating their science to their peers, the public, the media and more.


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Technology & Commercialization

Join the Discovery Building’s many activities related to creating and protecting intellectual property, becoming an entrepreneur, and working with the business community.


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