UPDATE: In an effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on campus and in the community, UW-Madison has postposed this year’s UW-Madison Day at the Capitol. Updates about the event are forthcoming. For more updates to campus operations, please visit https://covid19.wisc.edu/.
The annual UW-Madison Day at the Capitol highlights the amazing faculty, students, alumni and athletics at UW-Madison. UW-Madison is a national leader in research, which contributes to the state’s priorities including retention, graduation rates, workforce, and economic development. Several events sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of State Relations are held on this day, including the Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase and Flash Talks with Faculty.
Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase
The Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase features outstanding graduate and postdoctoral researchers from UW-Madison. Legislators, legislative staff, alumni, students and the broader community are invited to learn about the exciting research taking place at UW-Madison and how it relates to the lives of Wisconsinites, people around the United States and the world.
How to Participate
The Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase is an excellent opportunity for emerging scientists to formally present their research materials to state legislators, legislative staff and the public. Participants should be available to present their posters for two hours.
Applications for this year’s Research and the Wisconsin Idea Showcase are now closed.
Prospective participants must be current UW-Madison graduate students or postdoctoral scholars at the time of application submission. Prospective participants must also be willing to attend a mandatory training session in late March. Participants from previous years are encouraged to apply.
Flash Talks with Faculty
More information on Flash Talks with Faculty coming soon.
In 2019, the Research and the Wisconsin Idea showcase featured more than 20 graduate students and postdoctoral research projects. Topics included pollinators in Wisconsin agricultural landscapes, effective treatments for glaucoma, how to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, learning companion robots, chemotherapy drug effectiveness, and more. Thirteen faculty presented their work at the 2019 Flash Talks with Faculty.