Campus Life Spotlight

Only a couple more weeks to try out the UW Weaving Lab

At the Weaving Lab, you get the opportunity to learn how to weave for free on five floor looms in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Experience the meditative qualities of weaving, find out more about how weaving connects with math or just learn more about how fabric and textiles are made. The lab is open until Aug. 22.

Find out where five Badgers spent their summers abroad

While many UW students are at home with family or taking classes in Madison, others are spread all across the world. This summer there were 622 students studying abroad in 48 different countries. Read more about where five students studied and what they learned.

UW’s sailing team makes the most of a shoestring budget

With an annual budget of just $65,000 and no varsity status, the club sailing team does everything it can to compete against top-tier coastal teams — even if that means traveling 16 hours to attend regattas. Learn more about how the UW sailing team has placed ahead of teams like Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Naval Academy.

 

Best selfie spots on campus, according to Bucky

For those of you who want to step up your selfie game, Bucky Badger is here to help. From Camp Randall to Lake Mendota, find out about the best spots to take selfies on UW-Madison’s campus — all tested out by Bucky himself.

The freshmen perspective: Find out what your peers thought of SOAR

You’ve seen the red lanyards and backpacks all around campus this summer, but have you heard from any freshmen about what first coming to campus was like? From making friends to talking about the “real stuff,” hear from six new Badgers about how SOAR got them excited for life at UW.

Register for the Madison Early Music Festival!

Starting this Saturday, the UW-Madison Arts Institute will be hosting a workshop and concert series to celebrate music, history, dance and culture from Renaissance Spain. You can register until July 8 or attend some of the concerts and workshops that are open to the public. The festival runs from July 8 – 15. (Photo: Aliza Rand)

 

Father-son team uses comics bring philosophy to life

Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler and his son Ben Nadler have partnered to create a graphic novel about early modern philosophy. Their hope is that the book, called “Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy,” will connect more people to philosophy.

Badgerloop Pod II — The need for speed

A team of students revealed their design for the Badgerloop Pod II during an event Saturday in the  Mechanical Engineering Building lobby. They’re preparing for their second  SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, which involves building a pod that moves in a low-pressure tube at hundreds of miles per hour. The sole criteria for this year’s competition is speed.

 

Drones: Coming to a classroom near you

A new class in Engineering will teach students how to fly drones and challenge them to apply what they’ve learned to create a product for a company.

Drones are coming to a classroom near you

This summer, a brand-new course is being offered at UW-Madison that will teach students how to operate drones and use them to collect data for commercial uses. The first of its kind at UW, the course will continue to be offered in future semesters.