1. UW-Eau Claire Blugold excited to begin teaching career despite ongoing pandemic

    Photo of Abbi Holzmann, who has known since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a teacher. The ongoing pandemic has made her more determined than ever to make a difference in the lives of students. Holzmann, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in December, began her first professional teaching job in January at an Eau Claire middle school. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “I was around 5 years old, and I made my basement into my first classroom and taught silly little lessons to my stuffed animals and Polly Pockets,” says Holzmann, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in December 2021. “For as long as I’ve had a working memory, I’ve known I wanted to be […]

  2. Insect inspiration: For UWL’s Barrett Klein, there’s beauty in every bug

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Professor of Biology Barrett Klein who has over the years helped thousands of students appreciate the diversity, beauty and ecological impact of insects.

    Klein will present during the next TEDx event on the UW-La Crosse campus. Klein will explore and reveal cultural connections people have with the ten quintillion insects with whom we share the planet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in The Bluffs, UWL Student Union. Learn more on the TEDx website. Growing up on the outskirts […]

  3. New UW–Madison research projects to benefit Great Lakes

    Photo of Lake Michigan shoreline as seen from Sheboygan. Six research projects at UW–Madison will examine aspects of lakes Michigan and Superior. SSEC

    The Great Lakes contain 95 percent of all the fresh surface water in the United States, and Wisconsin is fortunate that two of those lakes make up its northern and eastern borders — 1,000 miles in all, supporting 105 Great Lakes communities. Stewardship of the lakes is critical for the entire state, which benefits from […]

  4. UW-Platteville student research brings new life to plastic

    Photo of (pictured from left to right) Sydney Singer, Favour Butterfield, Olivia Schweiger, Mackenzie Darkow, JoJo Peplinski and Daniel Myers.

    A group of mechanical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are tackling the growing problem of plastic waste in landfills by creating a way for anyone in any community to easily get involved in reusing and recycling plastic. They will present their research to legislators, local leaders and other members of the public at […]

  5. Blugolds come together to provide hearing screening to young children in Arcadia

    Photo of Carissa Phelps, a CSD second-year graduate student, Hope Wachholz, an undergraduate Spanish interpreter, and Arcadia Childcare Center director Jolynn Bourland working together to complete a young boy’s hearing screening. (Submitted photo)

    Earlier this month, a team of Blugolds — including future speech-language pathologists and Spanish interpreters — worked together to give hearing screenings to young children in Arcadia, where more than 86% of students in the elementary school speak Spanish. With the help of six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire undergraduate students in the Spanish for Health […]

  6. Brookby Foundation gives $1 million for UWM research vessel

    Rendering of new research vessel Maggi Sue (UW-Milwaukee)

    The Brookby Foundation has committed $1 million to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in support of the School of Freshwater Sciences’ new research vessel, which will be named the Maggi Sue. “I am deeply grateful to our friends at the Brookby Foundation for their visionary support of our world’s most precious resource: fresh water,” UWM Chancellor […]