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We’re a City of Science…. We’re a leading scientific university… But where is our public science center?. WISC would create:. Excitement about science Science Savvy Awareness of and Connection to UW-Madison Research. Our Need:. $80,000 for a detailed professional business plan.

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we re a city of science
We’re a City of Science…

We’re a leading scientific university…

But where is our public science center?

wisc would create
WISC would create:

Excitement about science

Science Savvy

Awareness of and Connection to UW-Madison Research

our need
Our Need:
  • $80,000 for a detailed professional business plan.
…a place for Exploring Science

… a place for experiencing science as exploring the unknown

… a place for lifelong learning

… a place for Forums, symposiums, evening classes, short courses, conferences

imagine an elvehjem chazen for the sciences
Imagine an Elvehjem/Chazen, for the sciences

…a gathering place

…a forum for Discussion

exhibits and exploration stations
Exhibits and Exploration Stations

Current Research

History of UW-Madison research

Hands-on experiences

wisc as a gateway
WISC as a Gateway…

The campus as a destination for exploration

wisc as a portal
WISC as a portal…

Making better use of our ‘boutique’ venues…

boutique venues are
‘Boutique’ venues are…


focused and often open for limited hours

or by appointment only.

some boutique venues include
Some ‘Boutique’ venues include…

Geology Museum

Botany Greenhouses

Zoology museum

DC Smith Greenhouse

Allen Centennial Gardens

wisc will be a place for
WISC will be a place for…




Retirees and


learning to share science

wisc is not
WISC is not:

a museum primarily for collecting and curating

a Hall of Fame

just for Children

wisc is for
WISC is for:





Future Students



it s in the name the wisconsin idea
It’s in the name --The Wisconsin Idea

Boundaries of the University

A state goes to college

I shall not rest

Technology Transfer

Involving the public in the life of the University

retooling and refueling the wisconsin idea
Retooling and Refueling the Wisconsin Idea

Keeping the brand

  • Vibrant
  • Vital
  • Well-known
a comprehensive public science venue on campus
A Comprehensive Public Science Venue on Campus

Is an important, leading innovation in the Second Century of the Wisconsin Idea

No other major university as yet has something quite like WISC

wisc is important for uw s mission
WISC is important for UW’s Mission:

It will serve the instruction,

investigation and

extension missions of UW-Madison.

wisc is important for goodwill
WISC is important for Goodwill:

political support for UW-Madison

it gives the people of Wisconsin the feeling they have a stake in UW-Madison

gives people in Wisconsin the feeling that UW-Madison has a stake in them

wisc is important for enterprise
WISC is important for Enterprise:

to cultivate a culture of innovation


and enterprise

in Wisconsin

wisc strengthens research
WISC strengthens research:

By improving the UW's position in competing for NSF and other grants requiring broader impact activities

wisc strengthens uw madison
WISC strengthens UW-Madison

By connecting residents of the area and state to UW-Madison

how big should wisc be
How Big should WISC be?



Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley)

Museum at UCSD

Museum at MIT


wisc will be an innovative model for engaging the campus and community drawing on the talents of
WISC will be an innovative model for engaging the campus and community, drawing on the talents of:



40,000+ students

2,200 Faculty

8000 Academic Staff

where will they park
Where will they park?

Where do people park for

Arts events?

Athletic competitions?

Music, theatre and dance?

Memorial Union?

it s all in the timing
It’s all in the timing…

WISC will be especially active

In the evenings

On the weekends

In the summer

When people are free to come to WISC and when parking is readily available.