WARF Discovery Challenge

Promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration among
UW–Madison grad students and postdocs

Campus-Wide Research Competition

The WARF Discovery Challenge is a research symposium open to UW–Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments.

Research Symposium — April 12, 2017

  sign up   the 2017 abstract book.


Promote collaboration
The poster symposium brought researchers together to exchange ideas and identify potential cross-disciplinary collaborators. Several cash prizes were awarded. 

Posters were judged by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty, students and UW–Madison and WARF staff according to the following criteria:
  • How well the presentation describes the project and the need for collaboration to advance its goals
  • The potential of the project to lead to significant advances in the field and/or significant impact on society
  • Innovation and creativity

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!
WARF Discovery Challenge 2016 Winners

From Left:

Michael Vaughn (computer science)

Robert Stankey

Andrew Merluzzi* (medicine and public health)
*Peer choice winner

Mahmoud Sharara (biological systems engineering)

2016 Research Award winners
WARF Discovery Challenge 2016 Winners

From Left:

Wei-Hua Lee and Vijesh Bhute

Brynna Wilken-Resman and Dmitry Malin (not pictured)

For more information

Contact us at DiscoveryChallenge@warf.org or visit the Research Symposium FAQs page.


The 2017 Discovery Challenge was sponsored by: