July Happy Hour
Stay tuned for details on the next Water@UW-Madison Happy Hour, coming sometime in July!
Over 200 members of the Wisconsin water community gathered to hear 21 speed talks, 4 lead talks, and special welcome messages by Chancellor Blank and Lt. Gov. Barnes at the 3rd annual Water@UW-Madison Spring Symposium.
A few dozen members of the Water@UW-Madison community gathered on March 29th at The Sett in Union South for an informal happy hour, with the Water@UW-Madison executive committee covering the first few pitchers. Next up: the Terrace!
A subset of Water@UW-Madison groups braved slush and wet feet to share their water projects with the greater Madison community on a frozen Lake Mendota at the Clean Lakes Alliance's Frozen Assets Festival on Feb 2, 2019.
November Happy Hour
A few dozen members of the Water@UW-Madison community gathered on Nov 9th at Der Stiftskeller in Memorial Union for an informal happy hour, with the Water@UW-Madison executive committee covering the first few pitchers.
Winners of the first Water Research Image Contest held Fall 2018 are Titus Seilheimer ("Cleaning the net"), Tommy Shannon ("Small lives, big changes"), and Brooke Weiland ("Militaristic invasive species message frame"). Explore their images and research plus many other water projects on the Water@UW-Madison Story Map.
Water@UW-Madison hosted Dr. Mark LeChevallier, former Vice President and Chief Science Advisor of American Water Works Company, Inc., as the Weston Roundtable speaker and facilitated a separate luncheon for related PIs and graduate students to discuss the current challenges facing drinking water systems.
A standing-room-only crowd turned out for a special edition of Science on Tap Madison with Dan Egan at Working Draft Beer Company on Oct 17, 2018.
With a theme of "Connecting People and Water Scholarship through Better Communication", this symposium featured Jerry Apps as well as Sharon Dunwoody, Finn Ryan, and Moira Harrington. In addition, 24 speakers presented 5-minute speed talks on a broad range of water research topics.
The 2nd annual poster session featured 34 water research posters from 10 different departments on campus as well as from organization partners such as the WI Department of Natural Resources and UW-Extension.
The 2018 Fall Poster Session on Oct 16, 2018 showcased water research by students, faculty, and scientists from 17 departments and programs across UW-Madison and attracted many community members ahead of the Go Big Read keynote talk with Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.
Dovetailing with the theme of the Spring Symposium, Water@UW-Madison worked with Holly Walter Kerby and Jessica Courtier of Wisconsin Story Works to offer a science communication workshop on "What Story Can Teach Us About Science Communication".