1. Sharing knowledge and culture: Slovakian instructor Katarina Prochazkova visits UWL on Fulbright scholarship

    Photo of Katarina Prochazkova of Slovakia who is serving as a visiting Management instructor this spring, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. Prochazkova has also taken the opportunity to learn about Wisconsin culture and share elements of her own culture.

    As a visiting Management instructor at UW-La Crosse, Katarina Prochazkova is sharing much more than her knowledge of business. Prochazkova, who typically teaches at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, is lending her talents to UWL this spring through a Fulbright scholarship. Prochazkova has also taken the opportunity to learn about Wisconsin culture and […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire grad says undergraduate research and faculty mentors made Rhodes Scholarship possible

    Photo of Dr. Tayo Sanders, a UW-Eau Claire graduate who was selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program, returning to his alma mater this spring to talk about how his faculty mentors and undergraduate research experiences continue to shape his life and career. (Photos by Bill Hoepner/UW-Eau Claire)

    Tayo Sanders II was a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire junior when he got a message from his research mentor encouraging him to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship, something he’d never heard of before. When he researched it, Sanders was certain he’d misunderstood her message because the Rhodes program — which includes a full scholarship to […]

  3. UW-Stevens Point alumni gift supports turf field redevelopment

    Photo of turf project groundbreaking: alumni Breck (left) and Sheri Loos provided a significant gift to support developing a multipurpose sports complex at UW-Stevens Point. They are with Chancellor Thomas Gibson as work begins on the north side of campus.

    A multipurpose sports complex intended for all students is being developed at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Two gifts are providing significant support for the project. Alumni Breck and Sheri Loos, of Sterling, Ill., and an anonymous donor are giving a combined $1 million. The project, which is just north of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s […]

  4. UW-Platteville robotics team first to win VEX U world championship in back-to-back years

    Photo of WiscoBots team members, pictured left to right: Agii Kerwin, Austin Attig, Max Van Rossum, John Bertello, Scott McDermott, Jimmy McGovern, Henry Hathaway and Nathan Sandvig. Photos courtesy of VEX and WiscoBots.

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Robotics Club’s VEX U team, WiscoBots, traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship April 27-29, where they won the VEX U College and University Competition and became the first team in VEX U history to win the world championship in back-to-back years. “Being the first team […]

  5. UWM researcher works on replacing the most potent greenhouse gas of all

    Photo of Chanyeop Park showing the inductor in his lab. It’s part of a research project he and Georgia Tech are working on to create a high-voltage circuit breaker that uses a much greener alternative to the gas currently used in high voltage electrical equipment. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    The world’s most potent greenhouse gas – and one that most people have never heard of – is becoming a worrisome contributor to global warming because of an increasing demand for electricity and aging energy infrastructure. The gas, called sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), for decades has been used in high-voltage electrical distribution equipment as an insulator. […]

  6. Engineering new ways to teach: UWL preservice teachers collaborate on innovative STEM units

    Photo of Emma Kleindl, a middle childhood-early adolescence major, who used the lessons she learned at UWL to better engage with students while student teaching at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse.

    From preventing floods to making a hole in one, UW-La Crosse teacher candidates are finding innovative ways to teach elementary students about science and engineering. Heidi Masters, associate professor of educational studies, worked with three groups of preservice teachers to design and implement science and engineering units within two fourth-grade classrooms and one fifth-grade classroom at […]

  7. Fast Forward: UW-Stout to develop model cybersecurity internship program with $299,000 System, state grant

    Photo of Professor Holly Yuan, center, who is the cybersecurity center director at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    University’s leadership in the field will help address a critical workforce need in Wisconsin A cybersecurity internship grant addressing the needs of the Wisconsin’s critical infrastructure utilities has been awarded to UW-Stout, a higher education leader in the field. The $298,771 Fast Forward grant from the state Department of Workforce Development and University of Wisconsin […]

  8. Mayo Clinic Health System cardiologist teaches one-of-a-kind course to UW-Eau Claire Honors students

    Photo of Dr. Andrew Calvin, who credits the UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System collaborative relationship as the inspiration to create a course about clinical research.

    Almost every major and discipline has a connection to clinical research, according to Dr. Andrew Calvin with Mayo Clinic Health System. “Students at UW-Eau Claire are at a really interesting time and place where — if they want to — I think they can really positively shape the direction of our country and our world,” […]

  9. A new UW-Green Bay program is igniting the passion in those who desire to serve and impact change

    iStock photo representing new UWGB program to start enrolling in fall 2023

    New Master of Public Administration program enrolling now for September 2023 start A decades-long drive to prepare people to serve in leadership positions such as city managers, directors of nonprofit organizations, and county administrators is on the horizon. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is now enrolling its first students in a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. […]

  10. A decade of RUSCH at UW-Parkside

    Photo of RUSCH cohort from UW-Parkside

    The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program, run by the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, encourages pre-medical students and future healthcare professionals and physicians to consider career pathways in rural and underserved areas. This program provides pre-medical students of UW-Parkside with an opportunity to assist in […]