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
2:40 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
In 2019, the Graduate Research 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.