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Unformatted text preview: Building a Science Constellation: Synergizing Our Science Outreach Mission Problem: As UW-Madison opens over the next two years a remarkable set of buildings on the center of campusthe Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID), Biochemistry, Microbial Sciences, and Union South and all with spaces dedicated to welcoming the public to campushow can we put in place a parallel organizational infrastructure to provide Wisconsin citizens the finest access and strongest connections to the science outreach resources of their public university? Opportunity: This constellation of buildings offers us a pair of once-in-a-generation opportunities: 1) to imagine and build an organizational infrastructure to match the physical buildings so as to make the whole campus a Destination for Exploration for experiencing science as exploring the unknown; and 2) to use enhanced Web and social media technologies to strengthen the connections between lifelong learners and the science outreach resources on campus. Objectives: We aim to improve the access of K12 students and lifelong learners to the science outreach resources of UW-Madison by creating the UW-Madison Science Constellation, enabling visitors to view the campus as a Destination for Exploration. Methods: To speed and expand public access to the new constellation of buildings , we propose a Science Constellation program. The Science Constellation will brand and organize the universitys science outreach resources and venuesfocusing first on the new buildings and quickly encompassing all science outreach resources and venues on campusand then present them to lifelong learners to make it easier for...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2010 for the course BIOCHEM biochem 50 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '10 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '10