Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Programs for Innovators, Investors & Researchers

K-12 Programs

Afterschool Expeditions

Weekly, hands-on science discovery program at UW-Madison designed to help elementary and middle school students picture a career in science.

Field Trips

Exploration workshops held in teaching labs at the Discovery Building and available for K-12 students.

Saturday Science

Free monthly series for kids and families that features interactive science learning through rotating exploration stations.

Summer Expeditions

Weekly drop-in program for K-8 students during the summer.

Wisconsin Science Festival

Discover the wonders of science, art and more.

Community Programs

Crossroads of Ideas

Monthly series addressing social science topics like politics, policy, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

Force for Positive Change

An annual event celebrating organizations making an impact in Wisconsin with innovative solutions featuring talks on social innovation and entrepreneurship.


Discussions conducted from the scientific angle and then through the lens of music with live classical performances.

Wisconsin Science Festival

An annual, statewide event that showcases wonders of scientific innovation and the arts through interactive exhibits.