Student research at Capitol

UW-Madison Day at the Capitol

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 Graduate Research Showcase and Flash Talks with Faculty.

This year’s UW-Madison Day at the Capitol will be held on April 27, 2022. This event will be hybrid with in-person and virtual components. Contact the State Relations staff for more information.

Graduate Research Showcase

The Graduate Research 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.

Where: North Hearing Room, Wisconsin State Capitol
When: 1:30-4:00 PM

Faculty Flash Talks

Faculty Flash Talks showcases the leading research being conducted by faculty from across the UW-Madison campus. Topics range from current events to major challenges directly impacting industries across Wisconsin, the U.S., and the world.

Where: 412 East, Wisconsin State Capitol
When: 1:30-3:10 PM


1:30 Jennifer Van Os, Animal & Dairy Sciences
Giving Dairy Cattle a Voice Through Science

1:40 Christy Remucal, Dept. of Civil & Evironmental Engineering
Per- & Polyfluoroalkyl Substances(PFAS) in Waters of WI

1:50 Oliver Schmitz, College of Engineering
Fusion Energy in the State of Wisconsin

2:00 Bulent Sarlioglu, College of Engineering
Creating Smaller, More Powerful, More Efficient Electrical Machines and Drives for Electric Vehicles

2:10 Bu Wang, Grainger Institute for Engineering
Upcycling Wastes for Better Buildings and Infrastructure

2:20 Peter Adamczyk , College of Engineering
Robotics and Sensing in Rehabilitation Biomechanics

2:30 Break

2:40 Kurt Paulsen, Institute for Research on Poverty
The State of the State’s Housing

2:50 Mark Copelovitch, Dept. of Political Science; European Studies
The Economic Impact of the Russia-Ukraine War

3:00 Greg DeCroix, Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Disruptions

3:10 Barbara King, Center for Aging Research & Education
Impact of Hospital Stay on Older Adult Functional Status