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Jeff Post

Photos: Jeff Post, curator emeritus at the National Museum of Natural History

Wisconsin State Journal

Posted November 27, 2023

A New Philosophy of STEM Work
More can be done to recruit, train, and retain scientific professionals,
argues sociologist John Skrentny, in his book Wasted Education.

Science Magazine

Posted November 27, 2023

Tamara Thomsen

Tamara Thomsen has a knack for finding Wisconsin's sunken vessels

The Wisconsin State Journal

Posted November 27, 2023


I'm a Climate Scientist. I'm Not Screaming Into the Void Anymore.

The New York Times

Posted November 21, 2023

Ambreen's graphic

Shepherding the Digital Revolution: Smart Sheep Breeding

By Dr. Ambreen Hamdani

Posted November 2, 2023

The State of US Science & Engineering 2022

Posted October 26, 2023

Carl Djerassi

Guest Editorial: Celebrating Carl Djerassi

Chemical & Engineering News

Posted October 23, 2023

The scale of The Milky Way - why is the galaxy bigger than we think?

via YouTube

Posted August 4, 2023

Book Launch Event: Cayce Osborne's Debut Novel, I Know What You Did

Bassam and Science is Fun group members Ray Czerwinski, Katherine Parrish, Ceci Vollbrecht, and Amanda Spiewak join WISL Senior Outreach Specialist Cayce Osborne at her book launch.

Watch a Recording of the Event

More About the Book

Posted July 21, 2023

How Plastics are Poisoning Us

The New Yorker

Posted June 29, 2023

The Soul in Things
An exhibition at the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery
June 22-September 8, 2023

Opening reception: June 22, 4:30-6:30pm

View the poster

Posted June 20, 2023

Coke and cola: Soda's chemical history
A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning,
author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest

Posted May 1, 2023


Interactive Mural is a Landscape for Discovery
Wisconsin People & Ideas, Winter/Spring 2023

Posted April 13, 2023

Poets for Science

Poets for Science
This exhibition features poems printed on human-sized banners that explore
unexpected connections between the seemingly divergent disciplines of scientists and poets.

March 27, 2023 - September 8, 2023
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington DC
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays

Posted April 6, 2023

We Have Cutting-Edge Science to Make Vaccines, but Will Everyone Benefit?
The New York Times

Posted March 27, 2023

Excellence in outreach recognized with inaugural
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri Public Science Engagement Award
UW Research

Inaugural Bassam Z. Shakhashiri Public Science Engagement Award
recognizes excellence in outreach
UW News

Posted March 14, 2023

Earth Day

Earth Day 2023: Species on the Move

April 18-19, 2023

Registration Form

All in-person sessions take place at the Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI

All virtual sessions take place on Zoom

Posted March 1, 2023

Science, Poetry, and Society

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
NAS Building, Washington DC
(In-person event with recording made available afterward)


Posted February 24, 2023


Selected Publications

Video of this event

Holden Thorp will also be a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show
Tuesday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Listen to the show

Posted February 21, 2023

Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Conference Madison 2023

Bassam is the pre-banquet speaker

Posted February 16, 2023

Students and postdocs deserve more

Posted February 16, 2023

For 40 years, the Wonders of Physics has been wowing

Posted February 15, 2023

Whispers from Other Worlds: Thomas Zurbuchen and Nadia Drake

PSW Science on YouTube

Posted February 7, 2023

Warfarin Designated National Historic Chemical Landmark

Posted January 18, 2023

Universities Report Largest Growth in Federally Funded R&D Expenditures since FY 2011

Posted January 4, 2023




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