1. From firefighter to nurse, this Marinette Campus student aims to serve

    Photo of Riley Autore, a sophomore at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus

    World, meet Riley Autore, a sophomore at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. Challenges and obstacles are no match for this adventurer who is working to become a nurse. She’s had to work harder than many, just to get through high school. A resident of Drummond Island, Michigan, ferry rides to Detour High School, and later Sault […]

  2. UW-Platteville students explore new methods of energy harvesting

    Photo of UW-Platteville student Jordan Meciej

    A group of mechanical engineering majors at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are researching new ways to harvest energy and will present their findings to legislators, state leaders and the public at next week’s annual Research in the Rotunda event in the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin. The students are working with Dr. Edoardo Rubino, assistant […]

  3. Award affirms UW-Milwaukee’s commitment to educating and welcoming veterans

    Photo of student veterans at UW-Milwaukee: “UWM has changed my life,” says Autumn Carroll (left), who came to the university after serving in the military as an Army combat medic in Kuwait and Iraq. She says the Military and Veterans Resource Center, run by Yolanda Medina (right), helped her find her way. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee (UWM) is one of the 10 best colleges and universities in the country when it comes to educating and fostering welcoming environments for students currently or formerly in the military. Military Friendly designated UWM a Top 10 school for 2022-23 in the “large, public” institution category in the latest ratings released Monday. It’s the university’s best-ever […]

  4. UW-Madison: New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

    Photo of Ramathasan Thevamaran

    University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, it’s better than bulletproof. “Our nanofiber mats exhibit protective properties that far surpass other material systems at much lighter weight,” says Ramathasan Thevamaran, a UW–Madison […]

  5. UW-Whitewater student wins national writer’s prize with “dazzling and deeply felt” essay

    Photo of UW-Whitewater student Hannah Agustin

    A destructive typhoon. Her mother’s delicious breakfast. Spanish, Japanese and American colonists. The Second Coming. Disney movies. Hannah Agustin reflects on all these topics and more in her essay, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Rapture,” which is now a nationally award-winning piece of nonfiction. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student is the winner of the Norton […]

  6. UW-Eau Claire ramping up study abroad programs during spring semester

    Photo of Ricky Schiff, who is among the 90 Blugolds who are studying abroad in a dozen countries this semester. Schiff’s program in Winchester, England, was canceled three times because of COVID-19, so he’s making the most of his experience this spring. (Submitted photo)

    The old saying about if at first you don’t succeed try, try again certainly rings true for Preston Krautkramer and Ricky Schiff, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students who are finally studying abroad this spring after COVID-19 canceled their international programs multiple times. “I was motivated to continue trying to study abroad because I recognize that […]

  7. Hands-on water research leads to job at Wisconsin DNR for UW-Milwaukee alumna

    Photo of Katie Schulz, who started her career in marketing, but soon turned to science and returned to her roots in Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schulz)

    What’s one of the most rewarding parts about working in water science? You can make a difference in a multitude of ways. “One of the reasons I wanted to go into science is that I wanted to have a positive impact on the world,” said Katie Schulz, who earned her master’s degree from UWM’s School […]

  8. Bachelor of Business Administration now offered at Baraboo Sauk County campus

    Photo of students walking at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is now offering students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in management on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, making it the first bachelor’s program to be offered at either of UW-Platteville’s two branch campuses. “We know that some students in the Baraboo area are place bound,” said […]

  9. Making self-driving cars smarter: UW-Whitewater professor wins $200,000 NSF grant to enhance driving technology

    Photo of Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles.

    Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles. “In the very near future, we expect the growth of smart cars to be very explosive. My project will enable cars to connect with each other […]

  10. At 28, recent UWO business grad became one of Culver’s youngest franchisees

    Photo of UW Oshkosh alumna Alexandria Mahoney

    Not all graduates from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Business march off to an office job with a jacket and a briefcase. Some, like Alexandria Mahoney, opt for a blue apron, frozen custard and ButterBurgers. Mahoney, who graduated from UW Oshkosh in 2016 with a management degree with a focus on entrepreneurship, last […]