1. UW-Platteville partnership in Prototyping Center helps bring ideas to life

    Photo of Dr. John Obielodan explaining the workings of a newly acquired selective laser sintering machine to some of his students in the lab. The machine was purchased through a Dairy Innovation Hub Supplies and Equipment grant.

    New inventions poised to make an impact in a variety of fields are getting their start on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus, being designed, prototyped and tested by a UW-Platteville faculty member and students. Thanks to a partnership between WiSys – the technology transfer arm of the 11 UW System regional comprehensive campuses – and Dr. John Obielodan, […]

  2. From the other side of the world, girl in Kenya learns computer coding at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo of Elsie Maingi from Kenya who competed Girls Who Code program offered by UW-Milwaukee

    The pandemic and a year of virtual schooling had an unexpected benefit for a little girl in Kenya who connected with Girls Who Code at UWM. “I use the computer for school, and I wanted to understand more about how they work,” said Elsie Maingi, who is 10 years old and lives in Nairobi. However, […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire professor maps elevation for Olympics marathon course

    Photo of Dr. Sean Hartnett, UW-Eau Claire professor of geography, standing with marathoners Paul Tergat, center, and Haile Gebrselassie at a 2011 celebration of world record holders at the 2011 Berlin Marathon.

    For the second time in the past three Olympics, UW-Eau Claire geography professor Dr. Sean Hartnett has produced an elevation profile map of the marathon course for competitors, coaches, media and fans. The Tokyo Olympics women’s and men’s marathon races will be Aug. 7 and 8 (Friday and Saturday night in the U.S.) in Sapporo in far […]

  4. UWO researchers gathering input for comprehensive Wisconsin paper industry study

    Stakeholder meetings are underway for a comprehensive workforce development study of Wisconsin’s papermaking industry. The research, funded by the WiSys Ignite! Program, is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Center for Customized Research and Services and the Wisconsin Paper Council. The first stakeholder meeting was held on June 24 at UWO’s Sage […]

  5. UW-Green Bay Archives launches, ‘Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin’ as part of the ‘A Weekend of Pride!’

    Photo collage celebrating UW-Green Bay Archives LGBTQ+ project

    The UW-Green Bay Archives project, Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin will be formally launched as part of the upcoming Green Bay event, A Weekend of Pride!. The launch is in the form of a unique interactive exhibit highlighting the history of the local LGBTQ+ community. In addition to featuring photos, memorabilia, and a historical timeline, attendees […]

  6. UW-Platteville associate professor awarded patent for micro-grid energy management system

    Photo of Dr. Fang Yang, UW-Platteville

    WiSys, the technology transfer arm of the 11 UW System regional comprehensive campuses, was recently awarded a U.S. patent for an invention disclosed by Dr. Fang Yang, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Yang, and her co-inventor Zhao Li, of LY Grid Innovation, created a software-based micro-grid energy management system with proactive and […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee cybersecurity expert teaches students how to hack for good

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty Khaled Sabha and Danielle Romain Dagenhardt, who are helping offer a new graduate certificate in cybercrime forensics, which includes classes in ethical hacking and computer forensics. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Learning how to secure websites and computer systems from hackers requires someone to figure out how such virtual crimes occur in the first place. Khaled Sabha wants to teach students how to test a computer network for vulnerabilities so that they can fix them before a real hacker finds and exploits them. It’s called “ethical […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire genetics research connects students with alumni

    Photo of r. Jamie Lyman Gingerich, a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of biology, who works in a Phillips Hall laboratory with students Kati Sadowska, center, and Caterra Leavens.

    Blugolds work together to prepare future scientists, medical leaders Student researchers are getting a glimpse of their potential futures as scientists and medical leaders through a collaborative research project that connects them with alumni working in the field of human genetics. The research, led by Dr. Jamie Lyman Gingerich, a UW-Eau Claire associate professor of […]

  9. Kwik quip: UW-La Crosse alum is the witty voice behind Wisconsin’s favorite convenience store

    Photo of Paige Forde, UWL ’19, is the witty voice behind Kwik Trip’s social media accounts. In recent years, Kwik Trip’s brand has evolved into a symbol for the Midwestern way of life — in part thanks to effective use of marketing and social media.

    Every time a rainbow appears over a Wisconsin town, the messages start rolling in. “People love sending us photos of Kwik Trip at the end of a rainbow. We’ll get about 50 of them,” says Paige Forde, ’19, a social media specialist for the La Crosse-based convenience store chain. “It’s awesome to see people reaching […]

  10. Boat tour: Bringing UW-Green Bay and friends to the NERR

    Photo of the RV Phoenix, UW-Green Bay’s research vessel, which departed from South Bay Marina for a two- hour educational excursion into the Bay of Green Bay. The Captain was faculty member and research scientist Christopher Houghton.

    All aboard the RV Phoenix! Researchers have been taking campus and community leaders on a tour aboard the UW-Green Bay research vessel Phoenix. The purpose of the NERR Green Bay Boat Tour is to show friends of the Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) potential sites for the NERR designation and highlight important discoveries of UW-Green […]