Wisconsin Evolution is a cross-college institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose mission is to foster multidisciplinary research to address complex biological problems facing society, and to improve public understanding of evolution through education and outreach.

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  • Join us for our Evolution Seminar Series – you can find the Spring 2023 schedule here.
  • We are excited for our first day-long DEI Symposium on Jan. 23.
  • Check out all the events planned for Darwin Day 2023.
  • Please see the recent Wisconsin Evolution community dialogue on J. F. Crow’s writings on race.

Many thanks for the support that makes all our activities possible:

Core support has come from the the College of Letters and Sciences and the Department of Genetics – our administrative home.  In addition we have received generous sponsorship from:

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Bacteriology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
  • Department of Geoscience
  • Department of Philosophy
  • University Lectures Committee
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
  • Other friends of science and reason