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Asuka Eguchi develops novel strategy to reprogram cells

Asuka Eguchi is a Research Associate in Professor Aseem Ansari’s lab in the UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry. She is first author of the study in PNAS outlining the new procedure, which could help speed research and bring the technology to the clinic faster. Read more here.

Margaret Mooney brings GOES-R weather satellite into classrooms

Senior Outreach Specialist at the Space Science & Engineering Center Margaret Mooney leads the GOES-R Education Proving Ground, which brings information about the GOES-R weather sattelite to K-12 classroom teachers. Read more here.

Monica Turner studies lake water clarity

Professor of Zoology Monica Turner has co-led a study showing that reducing the amount of agricultural land immediately surrounding Wisconsin’s waterways could improve water clarity by limiting nutrient runoff. Read more here.

Jo Handelsman named new WID Director

Yale University professor and the associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Jo Handelsman has been selected to lead the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. She begins the position on February 1, 2017. We welcome our WISELI co-founder back to campus! Read more here.

Hilary Miller enhances children's spatial skills

PhD candidate in child development Hilary Miller is targeting ways to enhance spatial skills at an early age in children, improving math skills and ultimately interest in STEMM careers. Read more here.

Xuehua Zhong studies plant aging

Assistant professor of Genetics Xuehua Zhong's work uncovers the mechanism behind how plants age, which may help scientists better understand crop yields, nutrient allocation, and even the timing and duration of fall leaf color. Read more here.

Barbara King and Linsey Steege study the benefits of walking during hospitalization

Assistant Professors of Nursing Barbara King and Linsey Steege have worked together to demonstrate that when nurses promote walking and movement during patients' hospital stays, it improves patients' health and experiences. Read more here.

Hannah Carey, Ann Palmenberg, and Snezana Stanimirovic elected AAAS Fellows

These senior faculty members were among the five from UW-Madison to receive this prestigious honor. Read more here.

Ann Haase Kehl retires

Ann Haase Kehl was the program coordinator for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) residential learning community at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her retirement leaves some big shoes to fill! Read more here.

Darcie Moore received major research award

Darcie Moore, PhD, Asst. Professor of Neuroscience received the Gruber International Research Award from the Society of Neuroscience. The $25,000 award recognizes and supports Moore's research on the mechanisms behind decreasing regeneration of neurons in aging adults. Read more here.

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Searching for Excellence & Diversity: Workshops for Faculty Search Committees

  • The schedule for WISELI's workshops for members of faculty search committees is now available. Please click here for dates and registration information.

November 14, 2016

  • Distinguished Lecture Series Welcomes Eileen Collins
  • Doors open at 7pm; Lecture at 7:30pm
  • Memorial Union's Shannon Hall
  • Eileen Collins is a highly accomplished astronaut who is best known for being the first female to both pilot and command an American spacecraft. This event is free and open to the public. Read more here.

November 17, 2016

  • Women & Leadership Series
  • Coffee & Conversation: TBD
  • 8am — 10am
  • Union South
  • Registration is required. To register, click here.

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