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1225 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53706




25 Years and Counting!

1997 Workshop Photo

The CIMSS Student Workshop was created by CIMSS scientists who wanted to share the exciting nature of scientific research and technology with the pre-college education community. With a goal of attracting the best and brightest students into scientific careers, the organizers wanted to stimulate young people's interest by showing them that science is interesting, exciting, and fun!

Students Working

With the workshop beginning in the summer of 1991 (and having skipped one year since then), 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the successful workshop experience for high school students!

2006 Workshop Photo

The CIMSS Student Workshop is a valuable legacy in the educational community. The majority of graduates have gone on to pursue science majors in college and several graduates have since helped with the workshop while attending the UW-Madison. With continued support from NOAA and collaborations between University departments, the workshop will continue to attract students to science careers for years to come.

Outside Washburn Observatory
2016, Outside Washburn Observatory

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2017 Workshop
25-29 June 2017

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