In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka spoke to, and made a cyanotype with, local artist Anders Zanichkowsky. Preparing for a three-week expedition to the Arctic, Zanichkowsky takes a research approach to his art and studies concepts of space and light in his work. You’ll hear ice, snow, and water as we make a cyanotype on […]
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka interviews science educator Kenji Yoshino, who gained fame in 2013 for creating a simple design to turn an iPhone into a high-powered microscope. The two discuss tinkering, science education, and the maker community. After listening, check out his microscope conversion over on Instructables.
We all knew it was coming… the scientists tried to warn us… but we refused to listen. Now it may be too late. Zebra mussels have invaded Lake Mendota. One of those scientists joins us now in the studio. UW Limnologist Jake Vander Zanden speaks with Brian Standing on the topic.
Psychologist and UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher Marcus Perlman speaks with Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the realization among the scientific community that apes and non-human animals possess sophisticated and voluntary control over gestures and vocalizations, the implications for the evolution of human speech, and the de-centering of humanism.
Today Patty Pelteko talks with author Eileen Pollack. Pollack’s newest book “The Only Woman in the Room” looks at why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. This interviewed was recorded on Friday, October 23rd and aired on October 26th.
Although UW-Madison’s MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) program is only a couple years old, it’s already attracted thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. This year, they’ve chosen to purposefully narrow the thematic scope of their offerings in hopes of getting people to truly engage with the course material. The […]