1. UW-Platteville faculty, student researchers to create microgrid cybersecurity testbed

    Photo of Dr. Yanwei Wu and Dr. Xiaoguang Ma (pictured left to right), along with Dr. Fang Yang, who will research and build a prototype of a smart microgrid testbed.

    A group of faculty and student researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are working to contribute solutions to the increasing threat of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. With the help of the UW System Ignite Grant Program and several industry partners, including ABB Inc., UW-Platteville will soon be home to a smart microgrid cybersecurity testbed. Microgrids typically serve […]

  2. ‘Once-in-a-lifetime experience’: UWO students spend summer digging into Iron Age history in Slovenia

    Photo of UW Oshkosh students at a dig site in Slovenia

    When students return to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh this fall, many will have stories to tell about exciting summer adventures. Only a few, however, will be able to say they were among the first-ever group of American students to take part in an archaeological field school in Slovenia. “This was truly the best trip […]

  3. UW-Stout professors, students are wading in to lead water testing projects

    Photo of UW-Stout Assistant Professor Nicole Hayes, left, guiding three high school students as they conduct tests on Gilbert Creek west of Menomonie. / UW-Stout

    State grants support efforts to improve water quality, help train university and high school students Gilbert Creek in Dunn County slips through marshland and oak savanna between chest-high grasses and flowering plants. It can be hard to find and reach during the glory of midsummer. Yet, one section of the slender creek — one of […]

  4. UW-Whitewater lands $9.1 million grant to help transform state’s behavior health system

    Photo of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and others announcing health grant to UW-Whitewater

    Since its inception five years ago, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Center for Inclusive Transition, Education and Employment (CITEE), a department within the Division of Student Affairs, has been working to help people from all walks of life as they explore education and career opportunities. A new, sizable grant will help in furthering that mission. Governor Tony Evers […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire gardening program helps community members build speech and language skills

    Photo of graduate student Sarah Gifford working in an Eau Claire community garden with children who are part of the CSD’s Kids Communicate Garden Group. While they grow and tend to the garden, the preschoolers are working on a variety of communication skills in a more natural setting. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    After COVID-19 shut down the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s in-person speech clinic a couple years ago, communication sciences and disorders faculty were eager to find a safe way to meet the needs of their student clinicians and the community members they serve.Thinking creatively, they began a gardening project, bringing faculty, students and community groups together […]

  6. UW-Madison: New injectable gel offers promise for tough-to-treat brain tumors

    Photo of Quanyin Hu

    Like the hardiest weed, glioblastoma almost always springs back — usually within months after a patient’s initial brain tumor is surgically removed. That is why survival rates for this cancer are just 25 percent at one year and plummet to 5 percent by the five-year mark. One of the challenges of treating this disease is […]

  7. Building skills and stories: UW-La Crosse digital storytelling project amplifies diverse voices

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Professor of Educational Studies Heather Linville helping local middle school student Julia Bacalso on her digital storytelling project. Through the "We live in La Crosse: Stories of belonging" project, Linville hopes to amplify diverse voices in the La Crosse community.

    An award-winning logroller who started at 6 years old. A school district employee supporting coffee bean farmers in his native Guatemala. These are the types of stories featured in “We live in La Crosse: Stories of belonging” — a digital storytelling project led by UW-La Crosse Professor of Educational Studies Heather Linville. “As someone who has […]

  8. New effort aims to make UWM a premier destination for experiential learning

    Photo of UWM student Ebenezer Keane-Rudolph working with students at Riverside Elementary School in 2019. Student teaching is one kind of experiential learning available to students. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Academics plus hands-on experience make an unbeatable combination in the job market. That’s why UWM is expanding opportunities for students to incorporate experiential learning into their university education. The new focus is an outgrowth of the university’s 2030 plan. One key part of that plan is to make the university more student-centric while being responsive to local […]

  9. Blugold alumni help patients find their voice through speech-language pathology

    Photo of Blugolds, from left, Terah Homolka, Katie Beck and Megan Viergutz, who all work in the speech pathology department at Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield after receiving their bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UW-Eau Claire. (Submitted photo)

    Three Blugolds are helping to give a voice to individuals with speech and language difficulties through their work at Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate Katie Beck is the team lead for the seven-member speech pathology department at the hospital, while Megan Viergutz is a speech-language pathologist. A third Blugold — Terah Homolka […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point students, professor help create translation guide for refugee families

    Photo of two UW-Stevens Point graduate students who helped create a translation guide for refugees

    Communication between Ukrainian refugees, their host families and agencies in European countries such as the Netherlands was helped by an unlikely source – the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Two graduate students in speech-language pathology and a professor helped create a “Refugee Dictionary.” It is a compilation of 124 […]