WARF Essential Topics Series


2017-2018 Events

Sowing Solutions Through UW & Industry Partnerships

On May 16, Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council; Pam Jahnke, farm director of the WI Farm Report Radio Network; Chris Salm, CEO/co-founder of Ab E Discovery and a WARF Accelerator Program Catalyst; and Kathryn VandenBosch, dean of the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life sciences, explored the important role university and industry partnerships play in fully realizing the Wisconsin Idea.

Gender in the Global Research Landscape

On December 6, Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, facilitated a webinar and discussion on critical issues in gender disparity and gender equity policy in scientific research, and understanding the value of empirical evidence for guiding the inclusion of women in research and innovation activities. Elsevier recently released a comprehensive report on research performance through a gender lens, and one of the authors of the report led the AUTM-sponsored webinar.

About the Essential Topics Series

In 2012, WARF launched its Essential Topics Series to share timely information on campus. Presentations have included former U.S. patent commissioner Robert Stoll discussing the America Invents Act; a roundtable on technology ventures featuring SBA leader and UW–Madison grad Winslow Sargeant; and UW–Madison physics professor Sau Lan Wu's description of the July 4, 2012, discovery of the Higgs particle at CERN. Videos of some of the previous Essential Topics lectures are available at www.discovery.wisc.edu.