Wisconsin People & Ideas: New issue highlights women in tech, Wisconsin nonprofits that work, and the resurrection of Curiousity Cabinets in Milwaukee

Jason A. Smith, Editor, Wisconsin People & Ideas

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Connecting the people and ideas for a better Wisconsin since 1954, Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine continues in this proud tradition with intelligent articles and topics that cover the entire state. Members of the media who wish to discuss articles or receive the magazine on a regular basis, please contact the editor.

ARTICLES IN THE WINTER 2009 ISSUE:

MADISON – A high school reporter for the Simpson Street Free Press wins local and national awards for her regular column on the minority achievement gap.

MENOMINEE – Working to bring more women into the fields of technology and engineering, Brenda Puck teaches science and self-esteem at UW-Stout’s STEPS camp for teenage girls.

MILWAUKEE – In conjunction with the Chipstone Foundation, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosts a strange and wonderful exhibition by Madison artist, Martha Glowacki.

TOMAHAWK – We discover unique wolf tracking and howling surveys with our friends at Treehaven.

PLUS – We examine how Wisconsin gets to “purple” when it comes to politics, take a look at the next generation of farms and farmers across the state, and highlight new Wisconsin art, poetry, and fiction by our annual short story contest third-place winner.

About Wisconsin People & Ideas

Wisconsin People & Ideas is the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Wisconsin People & Ideas features articles by and about Wisconsin scientists, scholars, artists, writers, policymakers and other people who serve as thought leaders in our state and help shape its culture. We also publish works from contemporary and classic Wisconsin artists, writers, and poets. The magazine is available at bookstores across the state, and is distributed free of charge to Wisconsin Academy members. For more information, visit http://www.wisconsinacademy.org.