1. Future UW-Eau Claire educators create a lasting impact at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

    Photo of future UWEC educators whose research is helping a children's museum in Eau Claire

    Research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire goes beyond the lab. From breweries and dog obedience classes to Europe and South Africa, Blugolds have conducted unique undergraduate research in a wide variety of settings. Recently, nine students and their professor conducted impactful research right here in Eau Claire. After being approached by the Children’s Museum […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire, New Jersey college partner to study how to grow industry collaborations

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus entrance. UW-Eau Claire is partnering with The College of New Jersey to examine ways for higher education institutions around the country to develop more innovative collaborations with industries.

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has more than 100 STEM-field research collaborations with regional and national industries that allow Blugolds to analyze real-world work problems and observe practical applications of their research, according to Dr. Michael Carney, UW-Eau Claire’s assistant chancellor for strategic partnerships and program development. “Many students are more energized and engaged in […]

  3. Blugold wins international contest with his short film, ‘My Mother, My Hero’

    Photo of Miguel Barrios and his mother, Angelica Garcia, sharing a moment that is part of the award-winning short film “My Mother, My Hero.”

    Miguel Barrios did not have to look far to find the inspiration for a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire video art class project that he turned into the international award-winning short film “My Mother, My Hero.” “When I work on something that I am really passionate about, I tend to do a very good job at […]

  4. From animal-loving UWEC undergrad to grad student at a top U.S. veterinary college: Q&A with Bella Thovson

    Photo of Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, who completed a biology degree with a pre-professional health sciences minor in May 2023, and recently began her graduate program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

    A recent University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate currently is living out her dream of becoming a veterinarian, a goal she says she was able to meet thanks to her biology program preparation and out-of-the-classroom experiences she took advantage of as a Blugold. Bella Thovson, a four-year member of the Blugold swim and dive team, completed […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire’s Esports Club a fit for both casual and competitive gamers

    Photo of Esports Club members at UW-Eau Claire. About 500 people are in the five-year-old club, with about 50 members participating in competitive leagues against other universities.

    Video gamers of all skill levels are finding competition and camaraderie in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Esports Club. “I would say that if you are interested in video games, even if you haven’t played too much, there is a spot for you in the club,” says Anika Rix, a club member and fourth-year student from […]

  6. NSF grant funds UW-Eau Claire student-faculty plant pollination research in South Africa

    Photo of three biology students who worked with Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

    Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, and three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire biology students spent a month in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Chase Fillion, a senior ecology and environmental biology major from Hastings, Minnesota, called the immersion a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

  7. Internship fund helps UW-Eau Claire senior complete her final degree requirement

    Photo of Brianna Anderson, UW-Eau Claire graduate

    Over the course of this summer, the latest recipient of funding through the Eau Claire Internship Fund has completed a social work internship at the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility in Chippewa Falls. Brianna Anderson of Eau Claire officially concluded her internship Aug. 4, marking the completion of her bachelor’s degree in social work at […]

  8. UW-Eau Claire language classes return to Eau Claire elementary school

    Photo of Halle Nicolet and Marli Felicijan, both senior Spanish education majors, shown here leading a class of young students through a lesson about spending a day in Valencia, Spain. At the end of the seven classes, the elementary school students presented the topic in Spanish to visiting parents.

    the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, we know that nothing prepares future teachers better than immersive opportunities for firsthand experience in local K-12 schools — inimitable practice for their own future classrooms. This past spring semester, the languages department at UW-Eau Claire hosted after-school language classes at Lakeshore Elementary School in Eau Claire, a community outreach […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire alumna’s computer science skills helped her develop CaringBridge

    Photo of Sona Mehring’s early exposure at UW-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s helped her develop the communication platform CaringBridge that receives 300,000 visits per day.

    Sona Mehring’s early exposure at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s ignited a passion that led her to develop a communication platform nearly a decade before Facebook and Twitter launched. Today, Mehring’s private and ad-free platform CaringBridge is a 26-year-old nonprofit company that receives 30 […]

  10. New childbirth manikin helps UW-Eau Claire nursing students and community learn

    Photo of new UWEC nursing manikin. Utilizing funds from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Innovation Grant, the UW-Eau Claire nursing program purchased Lucina, a new high-fidelity maternal and fetal training manikin.

    Pregnant people in rural communities are facing an uncertain future for health care options. With local clinics and providers becoming less accessible, they often are forced to decide between significant travel time or delivering in nontraditional settings. Fortunately, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire nursing program is ready to meet the needs of regional patients. Utilizing […]