1. UW-Platteville research project brings Southwest Wisconsin into the classroom

    Photo of Tyler Vargo

    Growing up in Platteville, Tyler Vargo knows firsthand the beauty and diversity of Southwest Wisconsin, but like many rural areas, the region is significantly underrepresented on digital mapping platforms, like Google Maps. Through a project sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Undergraduate Research and Scholarly and Creative Activity program, Vargo is setting out to change this one […]

  2. Virtual courses give UW-La Crosse senior a taste of Costa Rica, Italy

    Photo of Emma Jonas, a senior biology major, who is taking courses offered in Costa Rica and Italy through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, a national program supporting study abroad opportunities.

    The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious award given to only about 20% of applicants. Emma Jonas, a senior from UW-La Crosse, was one of those students this year. Jonas came to UWL from her hometown in Pulaski, Wisconsin, and was excited to see how campus would help spark her interest in biology. Ultimately, […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee undergrad’s research focuses on fish-fry staple yellow perch

    Photo of Emma Kraco, who worked in aquaculture for several years before deciding to go to college. UWM's Freshwater Sciences program attracted her to the university. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Emma Kraco was always interested in biological sciences in elementary and high school. “I loved looking for bugs, looking at tiny things up close. It just made sense to get interested in water, especially fresh water. It’s absolutely teeming with life all the time.” In her teens, her interests led to a job in aquaculture, […]

  4. UW-Green Bay Leading Regional Efforts to Locate National Estuarine Research Reserve on Green Bay

    Photo of UW-Green Bay estuarine researchers on a boat

    Public kick-off event is April 12 (and again April 15) Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, in partnership with local and national agencies, is leading efforts to recognize local waters as a national reserve—an important next step in the region’s 30-plus-year effort to protect one of the largest surface freshwater systems on earth. Upon […]

  5. Blugolds in sports industry to discuss COVID’s effect on business

    Photo of Curt Krizan, the Fiesta Bowl’s chief financial and ticket revenue officer, who says people working in the sports industry had to remain flexible, have an open mind and be creative during the past year dealing with COVID-19.

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumni who work in the sports industry will discuss during an upcoming webinar how COVID-19 has radically affected their businesses. The webinar, titled “COVID’s Effect on the Business of Sports,” is from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, April 2. The event is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire’s College of Business. Participants are required to register […]