1. 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, […]

  2. 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, […]

  3. 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, […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee historian tells a story of Black capitalism through beer

    Photo of John Harry, whose interest in beer antiques and memorabilia led him to choose beer history as the focus of his studies at UWM. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    If it takes beer to get people interested in history, that’s fine. That’s the view of John Harry, a history graduate student who has focused his research on beer and […]

  7. UWM-sponsored Lake Sturgeon Bowl celebrates its 20th year

    Photo of winners of the 2014 Lake Sturgeon Bowl, the Spring Valley High School team from Wisconsin, sitting on a huge piece of driftwood at Rialto Beach on the Pacific Ocean in Washington before competing in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Seattle. (Submitted photo)

    Wisconsin is 700 miles from an ocean coastline, but the state is home to numerous high school students with award-winning knowledge of oceanography. That’s in part due to the efforts of the […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee ROTC cadet tops in the nation

    Photo of Douglas Machkovech (left) participating in an Army jungle operations course in Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Machkovech)

    A recent UWM graduate is being honored as the top Army ROTC cadet in the nation. Douglas Machkovech, who graduated in December 2020, is the first-ever member of the Golden Eagle […]

  9. App developed at UW-Milwaukee helps explore Black history

    Image of the Blackistory app, which was scheduled to launch on Feb. 17.

    Deborah Blanks has turned a project she started for her son in grade school into a Black history app that will launch Feb. 17. It’s free and will be available in […]

  10. New maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty members Kim Beckmann and John Janssen showing off the results of their joint project, a map of the aquatic ecology of the Milwaukee harbor. A host of environmental agencies are using it to help them make decisions about what restoration projects they will undertake. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Four years in the making, a unique set of maps that show what lies under the water’s surface in the Milwaukee harbor is now available both online and on signage posted […]