UW-Madison’s Science Expeditions 2013 runs on campus from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. The majority of the Exploration Stations on the east side of campus will be at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, but this year, Science Expeditions will extend  to Health Sciences Learning Center’s atrium and the Ebling Library on the west side of campus as well. Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, the coordinator of the Science Expeditions at HSLC invites you all to explore health-sciences focused Exploration Stations on Sunday, April 7 from 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock.

Highlights from the HSLC Exploration Stations include tours of UW Hospital’s cutting edge Clinical Simulation Program, representatives from Med Flight answering questions, and Dr. Jacqueline Gerhardt from the Wisconsin State Journal hosting a Q & A about medicine. There will be moderated tours of the Ebling Library for the Health Sciences’ current historical exhibit, Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Healthwhich Micaela Sullivan-Fowler created in conjunction with UW’s Go Big Read program for Lauren Redniss’ graphic novel, Radioactive.  Fallout has been so popular that the exhibit has been extended until July 31, 2013.

The HSLC will also host representatives from the Waisman Center, the School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Hospital, and others who will share their research or lead hands-on demonstrations regarding ultrasound physics, stem cells, DNA science, nanoparticle science, biofilm microbes, auditory science, the science of swallowing, and how ECGs operate. In addition, Ebling librarians Stephen Johnson and Rhonda Sager will be assisting visitors in finding authoritative health information on the internet.

Family, friends, students, and explorers from the Madison community are welcome to join!

At a glance:

  • What: Science Expeditions at HSLC/Ebling Library
  • When: Sunday April 7, 10am-2pm
  • Where: Health Science Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. Madison, WI.
  • Parking options: Parking Lot 82, near the Waisman Center, to the left of the Nielsen Tennis Auditorium. Free Saturdays and Sundays | University Bay Drive ramp (Lot 76). $1.00 for 30 minutes, up to $5.00. $1.00 an hour after that, up to $12 a day. Takes credit cards | Parking Lot 60, behind the School of Pharmacy. Free Saturdays and Sundays | UW Hospital Parking Ramp. $1.00 for 30 minutes, up to $5.00. $1.00 an hour after that, up to $12 a day. Takes credit cards.


Contact Micaela: msullivan at or 262-2402.