SSEC Participates in Science Expeditions

SSEC is participating in a new UW-Madison campus science outreach program, Science Expeditions. This year's main event ("Whys and Wows!") will be Saturday, April 5 from 1-4pm at Engineering Hall. In addition to three featured presentations, "Whys and Wows!" will offer hands-on science activities at a number of Exploration Stations. Two Exploration Stations may be of particular interest:

  1. "Under the Weather with AERI" --a demonstration of SSEC's Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer and
  2. our very own "Weather Guys" Steve Ackerman (SSEC) and Jon Martin (Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) -- who will answer your weather related questions.

But if you're looking for something a little bit different, check out the other 18 or so stations -- you can explore the nanoworld, discover the building blocks of veterinary medicine, look at the stars, introduce yourselves to the "Six-Legged Toxicologists" and the "Insect Ambassadors," and more!

This event is perfect for all ages and is a great way to discover what campus science groups are doing.

More information about the April 5 "Whys and Wows!" can be found on the Science Expeditions web site: While you're at the web site, check out the entire schedule of science outreach events. Or feel free to contact Leanne Avila at

Hope to see you April 5 at Engineering Hall!

Last Updated:
July 12, 2005
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