UW-Madison: Free Program At UW-Madison Offers Scientific Exploration To Everyone

CONTACT: Cheryl Porior-Mayhew, (608) 262-7545

MADISON – Steve Preston, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will talk about how his personal journey with cancer has shaped not only his master’s thesis research on sustainable engineering, but his approach to life, at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. His project on engineering mall, an elaborate, interconnected structure of paper tube arches that bridge art, engineering and industry, portrays life as a series of portals.

UW-Madison researchers and outreach staff are sharing their latest work in the life, earth and social sciences at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, a free weekly program on the campus. From stem cells and biotechnology to nutrition and marine biology, the program typically offers a presentation and discussion with a hands-on learning experience. No previous knowledge or background in science is necessary, and all ages are welcome to attend.

No registration is necessary, but space is limited to the first 90 people who arrive. Sessions are held in Room 1360 of the Biotechnology Center at 425 Henry Mall. Free parking is available in Lot 20 at 1380 University Ave.

For a list of upcoming topics and speakers, visit uwalumni.com/wednitelab or contact Alumni Learning Director Sarah Schutt at (608) 262-5699 or [email protected].

Wednesday Nite @ the Lab is co-organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, UW-Madison Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Science Alliance at UW-Madison.