1. UW-Milwaukee again recognized as a top research university

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee researchers

    UW-Milwaukee has again been recognized as one of the top research universities in the nation. The university’s $58 million of research last year explored everything from the farthest reaches of space to the inner workings of the human brain, from futuristic 3D-movies of viruses to the energy potential of seaweed. UWM officially earned its status as an […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee helps traumatized veterans, with assistance from Shakespeare

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee's Feast of Crispian, a program to help veterans. UWM educates more military veterans than any other four-year college in Wisconsin.

    Charlie Walton has been searching for the words since the moment he touched down in Vietnam as an 18-year-old Marine. After a trans-Pacific flight filled with gung-ho songs from boot camp, a Viet Cong sniper welcomed Walton and his fellow recruits by picking off a lieutenant as he deplaned. On his first patrol, Walton was […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee researchers use big data to solve big problems

    Photo of Chiang-Ching (Spencer) Huang, who is using big data to search for a better way to detect and treat cancer.

    Big data. On the one hand, it’s information overload. On the other, it’s gold in the quest for faster, smarter tools that can be applied to automation – and just about everything else. That deluge of data is ripe for enabling artificial intelligence, machine learning and prediction analytics, collectively known as data science, which can […]

  4. UW-Milwaukee geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests

    Photo of Erik Gulbranson, paleoecologist and visiting assistant professor at UWM, studying some of the fossilized trees he brought back from Antarctica. Gulbranson is returning there for further research this year. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    During Antarctica’s summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory’s frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, they combed the mountain’s gray rocks for fossils from the continent’s green, forested past. By the trip’s end, the geologists had found fossil fragments of […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee developed app to help protect patients’ brains during surgery

    Photo of UWM students and faculty working on the medical app

    The work of some UW-Milwaukee (UWM) students is literally helping make people’s lives better. The students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Incredibly, patients are awake during the surgery. The app, called NeuroMapper, […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee scientists played key roles in LIGO Nobel Prize victory

    Photo of Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton, Alan Wiseman, and Xavier Siemens, who lead UWM's LIGO team. (UWM Photo)

    The names of UW-Milwaukee (UWM) scientists don’t appear in the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in physics, but they played major roles in the achievement for which the prize was given – the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). UWM’s Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics is […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee signs pledge to reduce emissions, plan for climate adaptation

    The green roof at Sandburg Hall is just one of UWM’s efforts to lessen the university’s impact on the environment. At the time of its installation in 2008, It was the largest green roof in Wisconsin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    On a hot summer morning, the thermostats “know” to air-condition the buildings when the first researchers arrive. Occupancy-sensitive digital temperature controls are just one cost-effective strategy that UW-Milwaukee uses to reduce energy usage. When the state of Wisconsin challenged all UW schools to cut energy consumption by 20% from 2005 levels, the university’s Office of […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee joins research center aimed at producing safer, more sustainable energy

    Adel Nasiri, associate dean for research and UWM professor of electrical engineering, speaks to the media at a news conference about UWM joining a partnership that aims to make the electrical grid better. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee (UWM) has joined a federally funded partnership of universities and companies working to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive. The university on Thursday announced its membership in a National Science Foundation-backed research center called “Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems,” or GRAPES. The center partners with industry to develop new […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee water program links students to careers

    Anuja Patel, a student at Gateway Technical College, works in the lab at UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences. Research in the lab is part of the Water SYS-STEM internship. (IWM Photo/Derek Rickert)

    Krista Vanderwerff was working on a degree in mechanical engineering at Waukesha County Technical College, but she had never heard of possibilities in the growing water industry. Now she’s done internships at Graef Engineering Consultants and Evoqua Water Technologies in Waukesha and is planning to come to UW-Milwaukee (UWM) for an advanced degree. Tommy Thor, […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee develops smart buoy to monitor area beaches

    A new buoy built by UW-Milwaukee researchers will improve water-quality warnings and help Milwaukee’s health department better monitor conditions at city beaches. Faculty members Todd Miller and Matthew Smith, along with post-doctoral fellow Lucas Beversdorf, constructed the buoy at the School of Freshwater Sciences to gather minute-by-minute information about conditions around Bradford Beach and transmit […]