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Explore the Science/Art Interface in the classroom and other learning spaces with Peter Krsko
Updated by Janaina on April 17, 3:30 pm


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm

H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

Register online:


The art/science interface has been described as “a space for experimentation, for play, and for asking big questions in different ways”, [1]  with tangible benefits for both scientists and artists. Join us for an engaging presentation by the UW-Madison Arts Institute Artist in Residence, Peter Krsko where we explore these ideas, and in particular their application to teaching. Peter’s background is in biophysics and materials science. With the UW students, they explore nature using scientific methods and share their findings through artwork. And they employ artistic methods to develop original solutions to scientific questions. Peter will present these projects and speak about their path into the interface of science and art. This is an opportunity for the art/science interface to provoke conversation and creative thought.


You can learn more about Peter’s artwork here: and


This event is being co-hosted by the Delta Program in Research, Teaching and Learning, The Arts Institute, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Pre-Internship Workshop II: Developing Your Project
Updated by Janaina on April 7, 4:30 pm


Pre-Internship Workshop II: Developing Your Project
Required for Fall 2017 interns

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

9:00 am-12:00 pm

445 Henry Mall, Room 117 (WISCIENCE)

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Attendees will define their internship project, develop their project plan, explore available resources, and learn more about the university's institutional review board (IRB) process that facilitates responsible research. The internship pre-requisite is one semester-long Delta or other approved course in teaching and learning, which can be taken over the summer, locally or online. If you are joining the subsequent semester cohort and can't make this workshop time, please email Devin at for an alternative time. Learn more about the Delta Internship Program HERE.


Questions? Contact Devin at to discuss your ideas or questions, or to be put on the list for future semesters.

Course registration is now open!
Updated by Janaina on April 6, 10:00 am


The Delta Program will be offering the following courses and seminars in the summer and fall semesters. For more information and to register click on the title of the course you are interested in. 


Summer 2017

» Research Mentor Training Seminar learning community


Fall 2017
» Teaching in Science and Engineering: The College Classroom course requirement 
» Effective Teaching in an Internationally Diverse Classroom course requirement
» Internship Seminar 
» Research Mentor Training Seminar learning community requirement
» Effective Teaching with Technology course requirement
» Improv to Improve Science Communication and Teaching counts as half a course
» Communicating Science with Everyone course requirement


learning community requirement Fulfills the Delta Certificate learning community requirement
course requirement A full course, fulfills the Delta Internship prerequisite
counts as half a course Half a course. Two half courses are equivalent to a full course.


UW-Madison's National Initiative to Increase STEM Graduates Doubles in Members
Updated by Janaina on March 4, 4:30 pm


Chemistry class in Madison College with former CIRTL and Delta Program participant Christen Smith


MADISON, WIS. – Forty-six research universities that produce one-third of U.S. doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) now are members of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), established within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. The mission of CIRTL is to improve the teaching skills and increase the diversity of future STEM university faculty members.


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