Discovery Building

The Discovery Building contains the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), Morgridge Institute for Research (Morgridge), and the Town Center. The Town Center's website contains information on the building's hours, parking and restaurants.



The Discovery Building contains 75 wireless access points. Building Occupants should connect via a wired network at their desks or the WIDMIR wireless network. Guests are able to use Discovery-Guest or Towncenter. Visitors from UW Madison or any other campus that participates in eduroam can connect via that wireless system. If you are a building occupant and need access to building-only content from offsite, our VPN is at A separate account is required for access.

Meeting Rooms

There are 2 different types of meeting rooms in the Discovery Building, Public and Secured. To reserve either type, please contact your theme administrator. He or she will have access to the reservation request forms. Public Rooms (via Town Center) include the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Cisco Telepresence Room, Conference (or Breakout) Rooms, Teaching Labs on floors 2-4, and the Researchers' Link on the second floor. In the Secured Spaces on Floors 2-4, there are 2 green curtained conference rooms per floor and Research Team Workspace in the corners of the building. All Rooms are equipped with AV Systems and have optional additional services through our AV Staff.


Approved devices should be powered via the red outlets so that it can utilize the building's generator. Please contact your theme admin to get each specific device approved. The red outlets do not offer surge or UPS protection and you may want to invest in those functions. The Building's Server Room obtains its power through a large APC UPS (uninterruptable power supply). This provides protection and up to an hour of power after a total power failure.

Server Room

Located in the Lower Level in room B1228, the Discovery Building's Server Room hosts both building infrastructure as well as lab and group-specific servers. There is limited physical access for building staff but it provides full Power, Cooling, and Network.

Keywords:Discovery, WIDs, Town Center, restaurants, parking, meeting rooms, internet   Doc ID:56600
Owner:Em C.Group:Discovery Building IT
Created:2015-09-21 16:29 CDTUpdated:2019-09-03 14:42 CDT
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