The People of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy On


WISL People

Bassam Shakhashiri

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, WISL Director

Bassam's Call to Action
First appearing in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Vol. 55, No. 2 (Spring 2009).
Rodney Schreiner

Rodney Schreiner, WISL Associate Director
Jerry Bell

Jerry A. Bell, WISL Faculty Associate
Gery Essenmacher

Gery Essenmacher, WISL Senior Outreach Specialist
Cayce Osborne

Cayce Osborne, WISL Outreach Specialist
Patti Puccio

Patti Puccio, WISL Administrative Assistant

WISL Fellows


Laurens Anderson, WISL Honorary Fellow

UW-Madison Emeritus Professor 1986-present
Professor of Biochemistry 1951-1986

John Berry, WISL Faculty Fellow
Marc Fink, WISL Faculty Fellow
Ron Perkins, WISL Honorary Fellow
Kevin Strang, WISL Faculty Fellow
Peter L. E. van Kan, WISL Faculty Fellow

WISL Affiliates

WISL has many collaborators and we welcome their participation in our programs and acknowledge their contributions.

Mike Boll
Kenton Chodara
Clare Haden
Steve Wojtas
Linda Zelewski

2014 Summer Workshop Lead Instructors

Ann Comins
Ann is a chemistry teacher at Madison Memorial High School.

  Patrick Meloy
Pat is a chemistry teacher at Madison LaFollette High School.
2015 Summer Interns
  Megan Bernards Megan Bernards
Megan recently graduated from River Valley High School in Spring Green. She will be attending UW-Madison in the fall, and is considering majoring in astronomy, psychology, physics, or genetics.
  Jake Jacob Boden
Jake is a fifth-year student at UW-Madison, and will pursue a career in chemistry.
  Maxine Knetter Sylvia Speidel
Sylvia is a sophomore at UW-Madison. She is studying engineering and is interested in pursuing a career in science.






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