Our Stem Cell Learning Lab was made possible through a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Through this effort, we seek to build a greater understanding of stem cell research and regenerative medicine into school and community science outreach programs in Wisconsin. Our UW-Madison stem cell outreach labs are among the very few in the country and continue to place Madison at the forefront of stem cell research education and science education. We hope teachers will be able to take advantage of our opportunities and provide more of these unique experiences to their students.
Through this hands-on experience, either in our lab at the Biotechnology Center or at schools and science fairs, learners use the same equipment and methods stem cell researchers use to prepare and grow their cells. Our participants, however, use realistic cell and media substitutes due to biosafety and contamination concerns in public settings. To help your visit run smoothly, please contact the UW-Madison Campus Visit Program.
Our outreach programs are also part of many existing UW-Madison science programs, including Science Expeditions, Science Olympiad, the Wisconsin Science Festival, Grandparents University and UW Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. Our Stem Cell Learning Lab is a collaboration among the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, Biotechnology Center, WiCell, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR), the Wisconsin Stem Cell Roundtable (WiSCR), and Morgridge Outreach Experiences.
Since 2010, our stem cell outreach programs have reached more than 35,000 learners.