Format: 2021-09-27
Format: 2021-09-27


Events for September

3:00 pm
September 28
H.F. DeLuca Forum

NSF GRFP Broader Impacts Workshop

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.


Events for October

3:00 pm
October 5
H.F. DeLuca Forum

NSF - Peer Review Workshop

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

4:00 pm
October 6
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Campus: From STEM to STEAM and Beyond

Does “entrepreneur” refer only to someone who starts a business? Or could entrepreneurship be much more – and more accessible – than you think? UW-Madison has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurial efforts in policy-making, the arts, education and more. Join university leaders who will highlight initiatives and activities engaging students from every corner of campus!

Moderator: John Surdyk, INSITE, Wisconsin School of Business

- Mary Beth Collins, Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies
- Shabaka Gibson, Creative Destruction Lab
- Jerlando Jackson, Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion Laboratory
- Michelle Kwasny, Design Studies
- Sarah Marty, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
- Matt Messinger, WCEPS
- Jeff Snell, Continuing Studies

Followed by an informal reception and resource fair.

*In-person events will follow campus health and safety policies (including masking) in effect on the event date. We will keep registrants updated on any changes to the event format.

*This event, part of UW Innovate Week, will also be available online.

5:00 pm
October 6
Town Center

Resource Fair: Learn, Connect, Innovate!

Calling all UW-Madison innovators—faculty, students and staff! Stop by this resource fair to meet the experts and discover the organizations that can help you advance your idea. Whether you are looking to maximize impact for your research, turn your idea into a product or service, start a company or organization, or just learn about entrepreneurship or social impact innovation, it’s never too early or too late to connect with the people, resources and programs that can help.

Participating organizations include the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, UW Health/Isthmus Project, the Center for Technology Commercialization, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Forward BIOLABS, Creative Destruction Lab-Wisconsin, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, StartUp Learning Community, Discovery to Product (D2P), WiSolve Consulting Group, Varsity Venture Studio, WARF, the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Master of Science in Design + Innovation Program, StartingBlock Madison and these student organizations: Engineering Business and Entrepreneurship (BEE), ImpactVC (UW's Venture Capital Club) and Transcend UW.

*In-person events will follow campus health and safety policies (including masking) in effect on the event date. Please check back for any changes to the event format.

7:00 pm
October 12
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: What is life?

Crossroads of Ideas is free and open to the public.

This first installment of the Big Questions series tackles the biggest of them all from the perspectives of a philosopher and a virologist who share an interest in understanding the origins of life.

Carol Cleland is a philosopher and the director of the Center for the Study of Origins at the University of Colorado-Boulder. John Yin is a UW-Madison chemical engineer, systems biology and virology researcher delving into the chemistry of the origins of life. UW-Madison Dean of Letters and Sciences Eric Wilcots will moderate this interdisciplinary convergence on the most fundamental topic—what is life itself?

8:00 am
October 21

Wisconsin Science Festival

The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events (both in-person and virtual) for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.