Science Tapas – Speed Science-ing 10/16/2019

Science to Script: Speed Science-ing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Orchard View Room | Discovery Building

330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715


***RSVP Required:***

Join us for a lively evening of science topics for entertainment writers. Six scientists will be your science speed-dates as we explore science topics for the stage, screen, page and more! Take your muse to the lab – meet scientists over refreshments and conversation. 


Dr. Avtar Roopra | Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and public Health

Data science approaches to curing neurological disorders

Dr. Caroline Alexander | McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research

Reacting to the world: how thermogenesis changes your life

Dr. John Yin | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, College of Engineering

Predicting the future: from the weather to your health

Dr. Kevin Ponto | Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, School of Human Ecology

Simulating the experience of real-world environments

Dr. Laura Hernandez | Department of Dairy Science

Serotonin isn’t just a brain/mood regulator

Dr. Susan Paskewitz | Department of Entomology

How the “TickApp” will help control of tick-borne diseases

After party with WN@TL: SOIL – A PRECIOUS RESOURCE UNDER THREAT with Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. Jo previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served for three years until January 2017.

Please share the invite widely – this event is free and open to the public!