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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Leaders in Science

Bascom Hill Historic District

 
 
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By Dawn Toman, July 25, 2010
1. Leaders in Science Marker
Inscription.  The University of Wisconsin's setting along the shores of Lake Mendota made it a natural place to found the study of lakes in North America. But advances in limnology, which was first studied here in the 1880s, are only one aspect of a long legacy of scientific discovery and innovation on campus. For example, science researchers here were among the first to study cancer in the 1940s, the first to make possible genetic engineering for plants and food crops in the 1950s, and the first to design technology that allowed satellites to take pictures of earth from space in the 1960s.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the University of Wisconsin series list.
 
Location. 43° 4.543′ N, 89° 24.055′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North
Leaders in Science Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 25, 2010
2. Leaders in Science Marker
The marker (lower right) is in front of Science Hall
Park Street and Langdon Street, on the left when traveling north on North Park Street. The marker is in front of the south wing of Science Hall on the University of Wisconsin campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 North Park Street, Madison WI 53706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Science Hall (a few steps from this marker); On the Air (within shouting distance of this marker); State Historical Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Securing the Future (about 400 feet away); A Living Room for Campus (about 400 feet away); A Grand Experiment (about 400 feet away); The American Character (about 500 feet away); The First Dance (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Science Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 25, 2010
3. Science Hall
Science Hall National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 25, 2010
4. Science Hall National Historic Landmark Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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