1. Industrial design students shine in national competitions

    products engineered by UW-Stout students

    Industrial design students from University of Wisconsin-Stout have shown that they rank among the best in the country by taking first, second and third places in two national competitions. Students competed in the Interzinc Student Design Competition and the FreeTech Plastics Student Thermoformed Part Competition. Students in both competitions were in classes taught by Ben […]

  2. UW-Baraboo Sauk County students build skills, community through Habitat project

    female student insulating a basement

    Student volunteers built more than a house on Saturday, October 19. They also developed camaraderie, community connections, and an appreciation for service. A crew of 15 students from two University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County groups – the men’s basketball team and the Rotaract Club – spent the day on a Habitat for Humanity construction site in […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire biology researchers study deer ticks and the bacteria that causes Lyme disease

    students working in the lab

    EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Lloyd Turtinen, professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, turned one encounter with a tick into a five-year faculty-student research project that examined the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (the causative bacterial agent and insect vector of Lyme disease) in Ixodes scapularis (the deer tick). The research findings follow a […]

  4. UW-La Crosse: An international leader in mercury pollution research

    It affects wallets, the environment, nutrition and the health of people — especially the developing fetus. Mercury pollution is a serious problem for Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest and the Nation. That’s why UW-La Crosse scientists have been studying it in lakes and rivers of the Upper Midwest for decades, contributing to the weight of evidence […]

  5. UW-Whitewater alumna: Supplying industry through chemistry

    engineers working in a lab

      After fleeing her native country of Vietnam, Nicki Vo found a home in Whitewater and university mentors who challenged her to achieve her dreams. She’s now an talented chemist, supplying products for industries across Wisconsin and beyond.  

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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.” […]