An Invitation to Make 800 New Friends

This will be the 3rd year for the UW-Science Expeditions (SE15) at the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC). On Sunday, March 22nd, from 10:00-2:00, nearly 25-30 Exploration Stations will show visitors the kind of clinical, medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences research that happens at UW-Madison. Though all ages are welcome, the previous demographic was families with children between 5-11 years old.

Last year we had human organs to be examined, an ECG that monitored volunteer’s heart beats, tours of the UW Clinical Simulation Program, a UW Hospital resident who had an “Ask a Doc” station, researchers from Waisman demonstrating how they study children’s emotions; post docs, graduate students and faculty members showing swallowing technology, current research regarding asthma, different ways of seeing from the McPherson Eye Research Institute…and so on.

If you are a faculty member, clinician, post-doc, health sciences graduate student, etc., consider creating an Exploration Station for this event. It’s a great opportunity for outreach, instruction and connecting with the Madison community at large.

The UW Science Expeditions is held in the atrium of the HSLC and is an extension of the Science Expeditions on central campus that happens the day before. Snacks and lunch will be available for participants and $200 is available if individual Stations need supplies. We would love for you to join us. Questions? SE15 Coordinator, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, zfhyyvina@yvoenel.jvfp.rqh or Tom Zinnen with the Biotechnology Center, mvaara@ovbgrpu.jvfp.rqh

Click here to register. We hope that you can join us. What can be better than a 10 year old, looking at you and saying, “Wow, this “sciencey” stuff is cool!”?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Randy Braun (School of Pharmacy) and Barb Roeber (Waisman Center) amongst the scientifically curious.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Ande Jones, M.D., resident in pediatrics at UW Hospital demonstrates instruments. (Ebling’s own Exploration Station in the background).