1. Ribbon-cutting for new UW-Platteville hydroponics student-managed business

    Ribbon-cutting ceremony at UW-Platteville for new hydroponics student-managed business

    Students at UW-Platteville are gaining access to fresh lettuce grown on campus year-round through a new hydroponics student-managed business. The 1,500-square-foot hydroponics space, built and operated solely by students, will supply nearly all lettuce used by UW-Platteville Dining Services. When in full production, 6,000 plants are grown using 25 gallons of water daily – a 95% water […]

  2. UW-Platteville construction projects to benefit student learning

    Photo of UW-Platteville lab

    At UW-Platteville, innovation and workforce development is at the forefront of two upcoming building projects to begin next year. Faculty and staff input have been instrumental in designing collaborative learning areas, a green roof, and other hands-on experiences that will make science building Boebel Hall and new engineering building Sesquicentennial Hall living, learning classrooms.

  3. UW-Platteville Richland student documents a life dedicated to the preservation of prehistoric Native American culture

    Photo of UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek presenting his research at Research in the Rotunda; Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture.

    UW-Platteville Richland nontraditional student Chris Hynek is documenting his father’s life, which was dedicated to preserving prehistoric Native American culture. Hynek has painstakingly archived and digitized the quarterly journal Prehistoric American, which his father edited for many years. Hynek shared his research at UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda in April. Read more […]

  4. UW-Platteville student designs Mars greenhouse concept for NASA

    Photo of Eva Birtell, a junior environmental horticulture and biology major who completed a NASA research internship

    UW-Platteville student Eva Birtell’s research is out of this world, literally. The junior environmental horticulture and biology major is part of a student team that placed in the top five in a NASA-sponsored challenge to propose greenhouse concepts for Mars. Birtell joined the challenge after completing an internship at NASA, where she contributed to research on […]

  5. Biology professor Marilyn Tufte celebrates 50 years at UW-Platteville

    Photo of Dr. Marilyn Tufte, who is celebrating 50 years of teaching biology at UW-Platteville

    At its annual employee recognition luncheon, UW-Platteville celebrated the amazing career of one of its professors. Dr. Marilyn Tufte reflected on her 50 years as a biology professor on campus. During her tenure, she designed her own laboratory in Boebel Hall and 40 years later is now helping with the redesign. Read an interview with […]

  6. Farming of the future: UW-Platteville researchers explore sustainability and improved production

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – How do agriculture producers meet the world’s increasing demands for food, fiber and fuel using the same amount of agricultural land? To help answer this question, a team of University of Wisconsin-Platteville researchers – in collaboration with both local and global partners – have been exploring best practices for sustainable agriculture for the past several […]

  7. UW-Platteville faculty, students develop eco-friendly material for 3-D printing

    Photo of UW-Platteville developing eco-friendly material for 3-D printing.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Dr. John Obielodan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Dr. Joseph Wu, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Platteville, are collaborating through two research grants that they received from the WiSys Technology Foundation and the UW System to develop a thermoplastic biocomposite for 3D printing. Together, along with […]

  8. UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm hosted Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm hosted the 42nd annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast on June 9. Dairy breakfasts have long been a tradition in Wisconsin during June, which is celebrated as Dairy Month. Organized in nearly every county in the state, the breakfasts offer a fun, educational event for the public to […]

  9. UW-Platteville students to present research at Posters on the Hill

    Photo of researchers conducting archival research in the Southwest Wisconsin Room.

    Three students and two recent graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present research they conducted last spring on the vital contributions of African American lead miners in Wisconsin at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 22nd annual Posters on the Hill event to be held in Washington, D.C. April 17-18. The project was one of […]

  10. UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs

    Photo of a UW-Platteville student working in a health lab

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted an inaugural Health Care Summit on Nov. 8, engaging major stakeholders in the region in order to explore issues and needs in rural health care. “We want to explore how we – as higher education institutions – can collaborate to help fill those needs,” said Dr. Wayne […]