1. Engineering students present concrete durability project at Research in the Rotunda

    Photo of Dylan Notsch and Will Straka (left to right) studying the effects of anti-icing on concrete.

    Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering students are studying the effects of anti-icing on concrete and presented their findings at the 19th annual Research in the Rotunda on March 8 in the state Capitol. Senior Dylan Notsch and sophomore Will Straka are assisting Dr. Danny Xiao, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, on the project titled, “Impact of […]

  2. Dr. Rosa King’s journey through First Nations Studies helps her Indigenous language program

    Photo of Dr. King teaching 3–6-year-old children in the Oneida language immersion program she created. (Photo courtesy of Dr. King)

    Each fall, students in the Oneida language immersion program excitedly harvest the bounty from the Three Sisters garden located at their school in Oneida, Wisconsin. What might appear to an outsider as a simple outdoor activity for energetic children is actually much, much more. In fact, it’s a key milestone along a year-long learning journey […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire welcoming thousands of undergraduate researchers April 13-15

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire: About 360 UW-Eau Claire student researchers will take part in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research on campus April 13-15.

    Undergraduate students from 45 states and six foreign countries will present their original research findings on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus April 13-15 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. NCUR will bring together 3,500 college students and faculty members to share and promote undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of […]

  4. Students gain confidence, make connections at Research in the Rotunda event

    Photo of nine UW-River Falls students who presented their Research in the Rotunda projects at the state Capitol on March 8. Participants and university staff at the event include (back row, left to right) Diego Theisen, Cierra Kirkwood, and Dylan Jensen; (front row, left to right) Sophia Cobian, McKinley Davis, Emma Etten, UWRF Chancellor Maria Gallo, Beth Mcilquham, Sierra Kolodjski, Yihong Deng, Faculty Adviser Grace Lewis, and URSCA Director Molly Gerrish. Beth Schommer/UWRF photo.

    Experience credited with building not only research but relationship skills   As the nine University of Wisconsin-River Falls students presenting their research projects at Wisconsin’s state Capitol in Madison on March 8 entered the ornate building that is home to state government, feelings of trepidation and awe washed over them. The trepidation was because students […]

  5. Findorff’s equipment donation enhances Construction Lab at UW-Platteville

    Photo of Findorff’s equipment donation to UW-Platteville's Construction Lab

    In its latest show of support to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Construction Management and Construction Safety programs, Findorff donated a telehandler, to be used in the university’s Construction Lab. Officials from UW-Platteville celebrated the arrival of the new equipment last week and remarked on the impact it will have on students’ experience in the program. “We pride […]

  6. Fully focused: UW-Stout video production majors gaining industry experience

    Photo of UW-Stout student Delaney Hoffman looking through a viewfinder at Cinequipt on an Arri Alexa camera, used for high-end motion imaging.

    Class tours Cinequipt in Minneapolis; student’s videography business receives two national honors Being ready to step into a career is one of the hallmarks of an education at UW-Stout. A group of video production majors, including one already working professionally, are a couple of steps closer to that reality. Recently, students in the Advanced Video Production class […]

  7. New mural inspires sense of belonging at UW-Milwaukee

    Photo of some of the staff and students who contributed to the mural: Natalia Ornelas (from left), retention specialist/coach; Karen Parrish Baker, director of TRIO SSS; Maram Odeh Badad, junior IT major, SSS scholar and peer success assistant; Andreea Vasi, economics doctoral candidate and SSS program assistant; Demond Stewart, SSS senior advisor/coach; and Tia Richardson, artist. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    A blank wall is an inspiring canvas for artistic creations. When the TRIO Student Support Services program, based in Mitchell Hall, acquired a large multipurpose room with an inviting blank wall, students and staff saw decorating possibilities. The result of their efforts was a mural, unveiled last month, focused on the theme of belonging.  Students […]

  8. Game development skills solve an art gallery’s problem

    Photo of Brian Michael, a UW-Whitewater media arts and game development student from Sycamore, Illinois, placing 12 works by painter Jerry Jordan. Brian created art installation software for the gallery, which takes the dimensions of the paintings and the wall, so he can determine the correct placement and spacing for the art. This software saves workers from hand-measuring and manually working out the placements. (UW-Whitewater Photos/Craig Schreiner)

    Brian Michael, a media arts and game development major from Sycamore, Illinois, still beams when he talks about being paid to do programming for his campus employer, Roberta’s Art Gallery, located in the University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. “It sometimes gets to be a bit of a bother finding all of the measurements and making sure […]

  9. From concussions to PFAS: Five ways UW-Madison research is tackling real-world problems

    Photo of undergraduate researcher Grace Kreissler holding a clear 3D-printed skull that the researchers created to aid in their investigation of traumatic brain injuries. PHOTO BY JOEL HALLBERG

    Scientific research can feel distant from our everyday lives, and indeed it often requires years — or decades — of intense study to bring a life-saving medical treatment or useful new technology to fruition. Even in the face of daunting challenges and long timelines, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison bring their love for learning […]

  10. UW-Platteville student presents research on shifting cybersecurity ‘social engineering’

    Photo of UW-Platteville Richland student Justin Yeung has designed research to test the effectiveness of different social engineering techniques hackers are using.

    Maintaining the edge on hackers requires regularly shifting to new ideas and innovative cybersecurity techniques. Misled or deceived end-users have long been the easiest hack to make to get data flowing down the wrong path, as the growing stream of ever-evolving deceptive emails (i.e. “phishing”) asking users to click on unknown links or fill out unexpected […]