Thank You for Joining Us

We were delighted to see you this past Spring and hope you enjoyed the shows!  We look forward to welcoming you again in 2024.  Information on our shows will be posted once everything is finalized, so keep checking.  We are planning for presentations in February, March and April of 2024.

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2023 Science Bag Shows

Michael Carvan
Shaw Professor
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences
Genes and Environment: Adapting to Changing Conditions
When environmental conditions change, animals must also change, in order to live.  In this program, we will explore some truly unique ways that animals use to adapt to environmental extremes to enhance survival.  We also look at molecular processes used by some animals which allow them to adapt to both short- and long-term environmental changes.
Jeffrey Karron
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
Buzzing Bees and Shooting Stars: Pollination in the Prairie
Using high resolution, slow motion video, this multimedia extravaganza will show how bees ensure the survival of “shooting star,” a beautiful plant native to wet prairies of SE Wisconsin.  In particular, this plant requires bees to vibrate their bodies at very high rates (frequencies), causing the flower to explosively release its pollen onto their bodies!
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Due to proprietary material, a video of this presentation is not available. For more information about Professor Karron and his research, visit his profile page.
Gerlinde Höbel
Associate Professor
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
Rafael Rodríguez
UWM Dept. of Biological Sciences
Secrets of Animal Sounds: The Music of Insects & Frogs
All animals communicate.  How that is done, of course, varies by the creature and the purpose.  This presentation focusses on treefrogs and treehoppers, whose sometimes raucous choruses provide an ideal way in which to ask questions and learn about the social and environmental factors that govern their lives.

Upcoming 2024 Schedule

Specific information for presentation titles, days/dates and times, etc. will be posted as they are available.

Junjie Niu
Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering (UWM College of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Lithium Ion Batteries:
Making Mobile Magnificent
  • Friday, 2/9/2024 @ 6 PM
  • Friday, 2/16/2024 @ 1 PM
  • Sunday, 2/18/2024 @ 3 PM
Prasenjit Guptasarma
UWM Dept. of Physics (College of Letters and Science) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (UWM College of Engineering and Applied Sciences)
Artificial Intelligence:
Friend or Foe?
  • Friday, 3/1/2024 @ 6 PM
  • Friday, 3/8/2024 @ 1 PM
  • Sunday, 3/10/2024 @ 3 PM
Peter Hinow
UWM Dept. of Mathematical Sciences (College of Letters and Sciences)
Mr. Turing and His Amazing Machine:
The Simplicity of the First Computer
  • Friday, 4/12/2024 @ 6 PM
  • Friday, 4/19/2024 @ 1 PM
  • Sunday, 4/21/2024 @ 3 PM