in Science for Teachers focuses on a wide range of topics. Questions and ideas
are freely exchanged between expert and an audience of K-12
educators. This series began several years ago as Conversations
in Science for Madison science teachers. As this program has
grown, it has come to include all Dane County teachers.
CIS participant Ann Comins, chemistry teacher at Memorial High School in Madison, was awarded the
2013 Great Lakes Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching "in recognition
of her outstanding contribution to the quality of chemical education in the Great Lakes Region"
at the ACS-GLRM. Here Bassam is presenting Ann with her award.
in the Dorms
provided timely science-based
topics to UW-Madison students.
in the Capitol
aimed to state lawmakers
and administrators and their staffs.
was a series that features
faculty members from arts, sciences and humanities, each discussing
how creativity is exemplified and operates within their discipline,
and all examining similarities and differences in how they express
creativity. It is a joint program of the Wisconsin Initiative
for Science Literacy, the Center for the Humanities, the Arts
Institute, and the Madison Public Library system.
The common theme
of the various Conversations series is that scientifically literate
faculty and other experts have a responsibility to share their
knowledge in ways that are understandable to the layperson and
thereby to promote the science literacy of others. In
the broadest sense, being science literate also means being
aware of the many connections between science and other disciplines.