1. UW-Eau Claire awarded superconductor research grant to benefit medical, science fields

    professors working with superconductor technology

    Dr. Matt Jewell, an assistant professor in the Materials Science Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been awarded a five-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fund a faculty-student research project that seeks to improve superconductor technology in the medical and science fields. The grant will also provide funding […]

  2. A fresh approach to fighting hunger

    CALS agricultural experts discussing farm productivity

    Wisconsin has hundreds of diversified, fresh market vegetable operations, but there’s one on the outskirts of Franklin that’s in a class by itself. Most of the state’s market farms are small. They grow produce on a few rural acres, rely heavily on family labor and sell at farmers markets or roadside stands. But “the Farm,” as it’s simply […]

  3. Save the trees! UW-La Crosse researchers, students work toward American chestnut disease cure

    people taking measurements from trees

    The loud, shrill clanking of a hammer hitting metal breaks the cheery chorus of birds singing mid-morning in May. With the stark, metallic sound you would think the trees are being harmed, but the opposite is true. Scientists from UW-La Crosse, Michigan State University, the University of West Virginia and the Wisconsin DNR are straddling […]

  4. UW-Superior researcher warns of harmful effects of microplastics in Great Lakes

    professor and student wear wet suits on a boat

    When it comes to finding small plastic particles in the Great Lakes, nobody does it better than Dr. Lorena Rios-Mendoza. It’s a job she is passionate about, because the quality of the water and fish species depends on it.  “I like it because it’s something we can show the community, that we need to be […]

  5. UW-River Falls receives USDA grant to improve reproductive performance in cattle

    Two UW-River Falls faculty members, Justin Luther, associate professor of animal and food science, and Amy Radunz, assistant professor of animal and food science, have a received a $733,672 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grant will fund a project entitled “Strategies to Improve Reproductive Performance in the U.S. Beef Cattle Industry.” […]