WiSys: Finding Funding: Spotlight on the NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award

The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award is to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health. The emphasis is on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for undergraduate students and enhancing the research environment at applicant institutions. In this session you will learn […]

Examine society’s love-hate relationship with social mediaOct. 26 Tech Council luncheon

From the Jan. 6 Capitol storming to screen-addicted kids, and from genocide in Myanmar to COVID misinformation, social media is being blamed for a host of society’s ills.

True, overblown or a little of both? Hear our panel of experts talk about social media’s pluses and minuses at the Oct. 26 in-person meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison.

Panelists include Spencer X. Smith, founder of social media marketing firm AmpliPhi, and Karl Rohe, an associate professor of statistics at UW-Madison who works with experts in other departments on understanding polarization and civic renewal.

“Social media can be a double-edged sword, with uses that benefit society, undermine it or simply reflect it, warts and all. With political and consumer attention now focused on the practices of major companies such as Facebook, we’ll ask where the balance falls today,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.