1. River revival: UW-La Crosse Plum Creek restoration a win-win for conservation efforts, experiential learning

    Photo of UWL student Travis Key (left) and UWL Professor Colin Belby preparing to fly a drone over a two-mile stretch of Plum Creek in rural Crawford County. The team is using drone imagery, soil samples and geographic information to help the Mississippi Valley Conservancy restore the area to its natural state.

    WAUZEKA, Wis. — A two-mile stretch of Plum Creek in rural Crawford County is being transported 170 years into the past, thanks to a research team from UW-La Crosse. Junior Travis Key and faculty mentors Colin Belby and John Kelly are using drone imagery, soil samples and geographic information system software to determine how the […]

  2. Blugolds travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby for students in higher education with learning disabilities

    Photo of Erik Marcotte (left) and Caden Joergens who spent several days in Washington, D.C., this summer lobbying Congress for legislation regarding students in higher education with learning disabilities. The Blugolds are leaders of the UW-Eau Claire chapter of Eye to Eye-National, a mentoring movement that focuses on elementary and middle school students with ADHD and learning differences. They joined students from around the country for the national “Learning Disability Day of Action.” (Submitted photo)

    Campus leaders from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire joined advocates from around the country in Washington, D.C., this summer to lobby for legislation regarding students in higher education with learning disabilities. However, it wasn’t UW-Eau Claire administrators or faculty or staff who met with members of Congress and national education leaders — it was two […]

  3. UW-Platteville students from multiple programs collaborate on clandestine grave documentation research

    Photo ofUW-Platteville research on clandestine graves

    Dr. Sara Getz, assistant professor of forensic investigation  and Dr. Patrick Byrnes, assistant professor of computer science and software engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, are collaborating on a research project titled, Clandestine Grave Documentation. Getz and her team of students are tracking local temperature, humidity, rainfall, soil moisture and temperature in undisturbed ground and monitoring mock clandestine graves with […]

  4. UW-Milwaukee researchers seek ways to abate warm-weather algae problem

    Photo of Todd Miller working with a beaker that contains Nostoc, a cyanobacteria isolated from Lake Superior that produces a novel neurotoxin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Summer brings warm weather, sunshine and time to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful waters. Unfortunately, it can also bring potentially toxic blue green algae resulting from the combination of sunshine and chemicals like phosphorus and nitrogen running into the water from farms and roadways. These conditions create algal blooms that can result in toxins harmful to humans […]

  5. Ultimate Frisbee: UWO student says Color of Ultimate all-star game showed her anything is possible

    Photo of UW Oshkosh's Natalie Walker, who plays Ultimate Frisbee

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh senior Natalie Walker never dreamed being part of a new ultimate Frisbee team on campus would lead her to fun and rewarding connections with other Ultimate Frisbee college players from around the U.S. The Color of Ultimate all-star game recently in Milwaukee provided an opportunity for players of color to come […]

  6. Students laud UW-River Falls’ first doctoral program

    Photo of members of the first class of UWRF doctoral candidates in Montessori studies meet to work on a class project at the University Center.

    Bridgette Williams owns a private Montessori school in Fayette County, Georgia. For the past two weeks, Williams, who is the head of the school and lead elementary guide, has been at University of Wisconsin-River Falls as part of a residency component for her Doctor of Education degree, the university’s first doctoral program. The Ed.D. program in […]

  7. From dishwasher to ‘Iron Chef’

    Photo of Yia Vang, '10, owner of Union Hmong Kitchen in Minneapolis, who has established himself as one of the most celebrated chefs in he Midwest. In June, he was featured in Netflix's reboot of "Iron Chef." PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Cutshall

    Known for Hmong cuisine, Yia Vang is a rising restaurateur Yia Vang used to wash dishes and count the days until he would never again have to work in a restaurant. Then he had an epiphany. “I always looked at working in restaurants as a job I did, living paycheck to paycheck,” Vang, ’10, explains. […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire public history students create exhibit in Irvine Park Welcome Center in Chippewa Falls

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire public history graduate students Jordan Stish (left) and Alexi Linder discussing the exhibit they helped create in the Irvine Park Welcome Center in Chippewa Falls. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Visitors to Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls now can learn about the history of the city and park thanks to an exhibit in the park’s Welcome Center that was created by a public history class at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “It’s a beautiful space and the plan always had been to have an exhibit […]

  9. Underground search for dark matter in the universe relies on UW-Madison expertise

    Photo of Jeff Cherwinka of the UW–Madison Physical Sciences Lab coordinating the xenon cryostat head installation. PHOTO BY DEREK LUCERO

    Nearly a mile beneath the Black Hills, in a gold mine in a South Dakota town called Lead, there is a hunt underway for theoretical particles known as WIMPs. But don’t let the acronym fool you. These WIMPs (which stands for weakly interacting massive particles) are heavy hitters in the field of particle physics — […]

  10. Student-built Buzz Digital simulation has potential to help manufacturers nationwide

    Photo of Ted Theyerl, an engineer and Lean facilitator with UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Outreach Center, who envisioned Buzz Digital during the pandemic after watching his son play a video game. / UW-Stout

    Program is innovative, game-based approach to teaching Lean principles The Manufacturing Outreach Center at UW-Stout is focused on helping small manufacturers around the region improve their operations and become more successful. In 2020, however, the center was limited by COVID-19: Employees couldn’t go to work sites to help train companies in the proven, industry-leading method […]