1. UW-Milwaukee program that aims to build diversity in sciences produces first graduates

    Photo of Bryn Glennon (left) and Mara Charpentier (third from left), who are two of the first three UWM graduates from the PECS program, which aims to boost the number of students from underrepresented groups who become engineers and computer scientists. With them are Wilkistar Otieno (right), associate professor of engineering, and Christine Beimborn, STEM outreach specialist in engineering. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. In May, the first three students graduated from a […]

  2. UWM researchers take a leading role in finding elusive mergers of black holes with neutron stars

    Photo of an artist's interpretation showing a merger of a black hole and neutron star. The neutron star is in blue, with the rainbow colors representing pieces of the neutron star being torn off by the black hole. In these discoveries, however, the black holes likely swallowed their neutron stars whole because no light was detected in either event. (Illustration by Carl Know, OzGrav, Swinburne University)

    For the first time, researchers have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. In fact, the scientists detected not one but two such […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee alum & teacher of the year stresses value of language

    Photo of UWM alum Susan Richardson teaching third grade at Milwaukee’s German Immersion School. (Photo courtesy of Susan Richardson)

    When Susan Richardson’s students take a test and come across the word perpendicular, they’re not fazed, even though they’ve learned the concept in German as “senkrecht auf einander.” “We have […]

  4. UWM engineering alumna builds a business in sustainable stormwater management

    Photo of Carrie Bristoll-Groll showing off StormGUARDen, a product her company launched that serves as a combination rain garden and rain barrel. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Bristoll-Groll)

    Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of water. We have so much water, we often end up with too much in the wrong places at the wrong time. This water […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee undergrad’s interest in research leads to opportunity at Harvard

    Photo of Seresa McDowell, who found that what she liked best about science was working in a lab. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Growing up in South Carolina, Seresa McDowell developed an interest in science that led to her starting a pre-med major in college. While she decided she didn’t like the hospital […]

  6. Award-winning UW-Milwaukee architecture student working to make design more inclusive

    Photo of Roe Jing Draus, who graduated from UWM in May with a degree in architectural studies and will return to the university to pursue a master’s degree. (Photo courtesy of Roe Jing Draus)

    Imagine being 6 years old, blind, on the autism spectrum and nonverbal. That’s Alex, a child who needs a well-designed environment to learn and thrive. In response to that challenge, […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee alum’s childhood dreams took him all the way to Mars

    Photo of Darian Dixon posing in front of a model of the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Darian Dixon)

    Darian Dixon spent his childhood nights staring at the glowing stars and planets adorning the walls and ceiling of his small bedroom. But weighed down by his circumstances on Earth, […]

  8. UWM researchers find that beavers could be a remedy for downstream floods

    Photo of Qian Liao (left), associate professor of civil engineering, and Changshan Wu, professor of geography, who collaborated on a study of the Milwaukee River watershed to determine whether more beaver dams could reduce urban flooding in some areas. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When water rises in the 900-square-mile Milwaukee River watershed, it rushes downstream to the city at the basin’s lower end. With the rise in severe storms driven by climate change, […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee undergrad researcher ‘stepping back in time’ on Lake Michigan shoreline

    Photo of UWM student Mikayla Walker showing a fragment of peat with well-preserved plant and insect material unearthed at Sheridan Park in Cudahy. The fossil was found at the bottom of a bluff containing sedimentary strata deposited under a nearly mile-thick glacial at the end of the last ice age. Behind Walker are student Rene Chavez and geosciences lecturer Scott Schaefer. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, Lake Michigan’s geography looked drastically different. Much of its present-day shoreline was made up of marshes and bogs. Student researchers are studying fossils deposited […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee undergrad’s research focuses on fish-fry staple yellow perch

    Photo of Emma Kraco, who worked in aquaculture for several years before deciding to go to college. UWM's Freshwater Sciences program attracted her to the university. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Emma Kraco was always interested in biological sciences in elementary and high school. “I loved looking for bugs, looking at tiny things up close. It just made sense to get […]