Bucky’s Classroom

Bucky’s Classroom is a UW Connects outreach program presented by the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Committed to promoting the value of higher education among K–8 students across the state of Wisconsin and beyond, the program provides teachers, students and educational leaders with UW–Madison classroom resources, as well as an opportunity to directly engage with university students. Bucky’s Classroom consists of a Wisconsin 7th grade visit program, as well as a national K-8 packages program.

The Bucky’s Classroom visit program, offered only in Wisconsin, pairs UW student ambassadors with 7th grade classrooms around the state. The ambassadors visit schools to lead three separate, hour long lessons during fall or spring semester on pre-college preparedness, college access, and career exploration. The lessons have been specially designed for Bucky’s Classroom by the UW-Madison School of Education. At the end of the semester, students and teachers within driving range are invited to campus to enjoy the student experience firsthand. The goal of the program is to help 7th grade students in Wisconsin build a better understanding of college, learn about UW–Madison and discover the importance of establishing a strong foundation for their future, rooted in education. Read a news article on one school’s visit to the UW–Madison campus.  To request information about the Bucky’s Classroom visit program, please email uwconnects@uwmad.wisc.edu, or call 608.263.0980.

The Bucky’s Classroom packages program is available to K-8 schools nationally. Educational leaders can request displayable University of Wisconsin-Madison materials, such as posters and pennants, as well as individual classroom items for children, including pencils, bookmarks and stickers. To request materials, please complete the request form here, or email buckysclassroom@uwmad.wisc.edu.  For high school requests, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

Two students turning a crank to power a lightbulb
A young student looks up at a mixture in a test tube
Two young students play with a wheel crank