Notice: the ICE Office will be closed through Tuesday, Jun 30th

In response to the COVID-19 situation we must close the ICE Office and Online Store until June 30th. Our office will reopen Wednesday, July 1st. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has requested that only absolutely essential operations continue. We regret the inconvenience but these are not typical times. As the COVID-19 situation develops further we will post updates here. If you have questions, please contact us by email at We will try to respond within 48 hours.

Chemistry Camps Cancelled for summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has cancelled all face-to-face summer outreach programs, including ICE Chemistry Camps. We will provide full refunds to all who have already registered. We regret being unable to provide hands-on science to children for the first time in more than 35 years.


ICE is all about Communicating Science, which means that since its founding in 1983 education has been a paramount objective. This commitment to education is directed to both students and teachers, and it is manifest through research experiences, teacher professional development, service learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, online learning tutorials, and adapting technology for students with physical and learning disabilities.

In addition to the structured educational venues described here, education is a part of everything we do. Hence there are strong educational components of our Outreach efforts, our Research projects, and our work to make recent developments in Nanoscience accessible to students and teachers. Of course our Kits and Publications are evidence of finished products that have resulted from our efforts.

Education Programs

Listed below are programs supported by ICE for teachers and students. Click each link to find out more about the program.