1. SBDC at UW-River Falls honored by Small Business Administration

    Photo of UWRF SBDC ribbon-cutting

    The UW-River Falls’ Small Business Development Center positively influences the local economy through strategic partnerships with area businesses. Last year alone, the center assisted 19 startups and grew its capital infusion to over $3 million. This year, the center earned a prestigious award for client outreach, helping to further improve the economic impact of Wisconsin small businesses.

  2. UW-River Falls to begin dual credit program with River Falls High School

    Photo of River Falls students studying

    This fall, high school students in River Falls can earn college credit before ever stepping onto the UW-River Falls campus. A groundbreaking dual credit agreement with the River Falls School District offers students the chance to take approved UW courses. The program is designed to be an affordable investment for students interested in banking college […]

  3. UW-River Falls student Murry named Ag Engineering Undergrad Student of the Year

    Photo of Joe Shakal, chair of the Agricultural Engineering Technology Department at UW-River Falls, presenting senior Lindsey Murry with the 2019 ASABE Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year Award.

    Lindsey Murry is the first graduate in UW-River Falls’ new agricultural engineering program. Named the 2019 Agricultural Engineering Undergraduate Student of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), this McNair Scholar is not only being acknowledged for her academic excellence but also her extracurricular activities and invaluable […]

  4. UW-River Falls physics major conducting ground-breaking physics research

    Photo of UW-River Falls physics major Roman Alvarado is conducting ground-breaking robotics research that could change the lives of amputees around the world.

    UW-River Falls physics major Roman Alvarado is conducting ground-breaking robotics research that could change the lives of amputees around the world. The senior is working on the design and construction of a Myoelectric Partial Hand Prosthesis. The university offers students like Roman opportunities to conduct research as part of their academic experience as early as […]

  5. New internship program aims to keep UW grads in western Wisconsin

    Photo of UWIN brochure, a collaboration between Momentum West, UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout.

     Three University of Wisconsin System institutions in western Wisconsin are joining with a regional economic development organization to create a new internship program designed to keep graduates in the area after college. UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and Momentum West have created the University of Wisconsin Internship Network (UWIN), a shared initiative aimed at encouraging more […]

  6. UW-River Falls Dairy Judging Team takes top honors at World Dairy Expo

    Photo of the UW-River Falls Dairy Judging Team, which captured top honors at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest October 1, 2018, at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. L-R: Matthew Kramer, Erica Helmer, Professor/coach Steve Kelm, Kaila Wussow Tauchen, and Clint Irrthum.

    The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Judging Team captured top honors October 1, 2018, at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. The team took first place overall and first team in reasons. UW-River Falls hasn’t won the national title in more than two decades. Leading the UW-River Falls […]

  7. UW-River Falls to join Small World Initiative research program

    Photo of Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsored Biotechnical Lab

    The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will join 170 partner institutions from 12 nations worldwide this fall as part of the Small World Initiative (SWI) research program. SWI is an international collaboration harnessing the power of student researchers around the world to discover new antibiotics from soil microorganisms, helping address the worldwide health crisis of antibiotic-resistant […]

  8. UW-River Falls students, music program bridge gap between young and old

    UW-River Falls music education student Kyle Punt, center, practices with Meyer Middle School sixth graders Claire Vaught, left, and Max Pnewski, right, during an afternoon Harmony Bridge session.

    For Kyle Punt and a collection of other music education majors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the River Falls chapter of the Harmony Bridge program has become the essence of hands-on learning. “We don’t have to worry too much about being perfect. We are able to make some mistakes and learn from them,” said […]

  9. UW-River Falls student innovator helps paraplegic horseback riders

    UW-River Falls student innovator Shanna Burris helps paraplegic horseback riders

    WiSys Innovator and UW-River Falls student Shanna Burris set out to make horseback riding more accessible, specifically for paraplegic riders. The McNair Scholar and equine management major created a hoist that can lift a saddle onto a horse, an obstacle she learned has not been addressed through a survey of paraplegic riders. WiSys accepted Burris’ […]

  10. UW-River Falls professor shares cutting-edge research at National Cancer Moonshot Summit

    UW-River Falls Biology Professor Tim Lyden (far right) and his Duluth industrial partner co-presented cutting-edge cancer research at the first White House–sponsored national Cancer Moonshot Summit regional event at the University of Minnesota-Duluth Medical School on June 29.

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls biology Professor Tim Lyden and his Duluth industrial partner co-presented cutting-edge cancer research at the first White House sponsored national Cancer Moonshot Summit regional event at the UM-Duluth Medical School June 29. During the summit, Lyden presented ongoing 3D cancer modeling research to the public. In concert with staff from BRTI […]