1. UW-Platteville Helios Program celebrates two years of success

    Photo of Ashley C. Ford, speaking to more than 600 UW-Platteville students as part of the Helios speaker series in 2023. Ford is author of the New York Times bestselling memoir "Somebody’s Daughter."

    Designed to create shared intellectual experiences for first year students, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s groundbreaking Helios Program has succeeded in generating impressive community and academic enrichment in only two years. The College of Liberal Arts and Education launched the Helios Program in fall 2022 thanks to the generous support of the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment […]

  2. UW-Platteville launches new partnership in construction safety training for WisDOT

    Faculty in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Construction Safety Management program have been working on a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the last two years to provide construction safety training for WisDOT staff in all regional offices – Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander, Superior, Waukesha and Wisconsin Rapids. Gretchen Bockenhauer, program […]

  3. From First-Generation Student to UW-Platteville Engineer: Karla Sanchez

      When Karla Sanchez was growing up, college seemed like an impossible dream. Born to Mexican immigrants, she spoke primarily Spanish until first or second grade and struggled with her early education. “Growing up in my household, college was really never a topic of conversation,” Sanchez said. “So, I kind of grew up with the […]

  4. UW-Platteville unveils state-of-the-art Cyberlab to train top cybersecurity professionals

    Photo of UW-Platteville celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated Cyberlab, equipped with the latest technologies and tools to prepare students for the burgeoning field of cybersecurity. (Photo by UW-Platteville)

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated Cyberlab on Jan. 25. The lab has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility designed to attract, recruit and train top cybersecurity talent. With cyber threats becoming increasingly common, the need for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

  5. UW-Platteville student combines passions for history, costume design for unique research

    Photo of Emma Larson (pictured right) working with Senior Lecturer Sarah Strange.

    In a collaboration between the theatre program and history department, one University of Wisconsin-Platteville student recently had the opportunity to recreate a historical garment by researching 19th century American fashion using primary and secondary written sources, as well as the artifact collection at The Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum. Last semester, Emma Larsen interned for Pioneer Players with […]

  6. UW-Platteville School of Education works with area district to break down language barriers

    Photo of Dr. Edina Haslauer presenting to Darlington High School students on October 12, 2023

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Education is partnering with the Darlington (Wisconsin) Community School District to help break down language barriers. The collaboration aims to give English as a Second Language students in the district access to higher education resources and opportunities through the university. Through the partnership, UW-Platteville offers presentations, resources and unique […]

  7. UW-Platteville professor awarded Fulbright grant to teach and research in Egypt

    Photo of Dr. Samir El-Omari at Nile University in 2019

    Dr. Samir El-Omari wants to build a sustainable future – one brick at a time. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville civil and environmental engineering professor has been integral in building the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program curriculum. El-Omari’s efforts to promote sustainable practices extend beyond the classroom, as he strives to lead by example. He was recently […]

  8. Baraboo Sauk County hosts Engineering and Manufacturing Action Workshop with area industry leaders

    Photo of Baraboo Sauk County hosting Engineering and Manufacturing Action Workshop with area industry leaders

    More than 35 industry and academic leaders from greater Sauk County gathered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County for the second in a series of group meetings to target and expand the role of the campus with the area’s engineering enterprises. Organized by Acting Dean of UW-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Dr. Phillip J. […]

  9. Pioneer Athletics announces exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute

    Photo of Pioneer Sports Medicine facility

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday an exclusive partnership with Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute and the Pioneer Sport Medicine and Sport Performance departments. Southwest Health’s Orthopedic Institute is the region’s most advanced bone, joint and sports medicine program and will serve all 16 UW-Platteville NCAA DIII sports and its 600-plus student-athletes. […]

  10. Student-led efforts reinvigorate Platteville’s ‘M’

    Photo of Members of the UW-Platteville chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers volunteer their time maintaining the "M."

    For more than eight decades, the iconic “M” on Platte Mound has not only served as a symbolic tribute to the university’s mining history, but also a cherished outdoor space, offering hiking trails and some of the best views in Southwest Wisconsin. Cade Klefstad, a senior construction management and construction safety management major, is leading […]