in Science is
a series of programs that enrich the community by bringing University
of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and other experts to the public,
where they share with fellow citizens their wealth of knowledge
and expertise about science and technology and its role in daily
in Science for Teachers
focuses on a wide range of topics. Questions and ideas
are freely exchanged between expert and an audience of K-12
educators. This series began several years ago as Conversations
in Science for Madison science teachers. As this program has
grown, it has come to include all Dane County teachers.
in the Dorms provide timely science-based
topics to UW-Madison students.
in the Capitol is aimed to state lawmakers
and administrators and their staffs.
on Creativity is a series that features
faculty members from arts, sciences and humanities, each discussing
how creativity is exemplified and operates within their discipline,
and all examining similarities and differences in how they express
creativity. It is a joint program of the Wisconsin Initiative
for Science Literacy, the Center for the Humanities, the Arts
Institute, and the Madison Public Library system.
The common theme
of the various Conversations series is that scientifically literate
faculty and other experts have a responsibility to share their
knowledge in ways that are understandable to the layperson and
thereby to promote the science literacy of others.
the broadest sense, being science literate also means being
aware of the many connections between science and other disciplines.