1. Future UW-Eau Claire educators create a lasting impact at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

    Photo of future UWEC educators whose research is helping a children's museum in Eau Claire

    Research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire goes beyond the lab. From breweries and dog obedience classes to Europe and South Africa, Blugolds have conducted unique undergraduate research in a wide variety of settings. Recently, nine students and their professor conducted impactful research right here in Eau Claire. After being approached by the Children’s Museum […]

  2. STRONG support for UW-Stout student success is at heart of $2.5M federal grant

    Photo of advisers helping first-year students register for classes at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    U.S. Department of Education award will boost advising, first-year experience, mental health efforts, financial wellness Comprehensive student success, leading to graduates who are career-ready and STRONG, is the goal of a new, major federal grant awarded to UW-Stout. The $2.5 million award over five years from the U.S. Department of Education will help UW-Stout expand […]

  3. UWM research: Citizen scientists can now also use their brains to help find new pulsars

    Photo of UWM pulsar researchers

    Citizen scientists have provided important help to astronomers exploring the heavens, and now they are invited to take a more hands-on role. In their efforts to scour the universe for evidence of gravitational waves, scientists have enlisted the help of 15,000 volunteers who donated their private computers’ downtime in a citizen-science project called Einstein@Home. Begun by […]

  4. Blugold wins international contest with his short film, ‘My Mother, My Hero’

    Photo of Miguel Barrios and his mother, Angelica Garcia, sharing a moment that is part of the award-winning short film “My Mother, My Hero.”

    Miguel Barrios did not have to look far to find the inspiration for a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire video art class project that he turned into the international award-winning short film “My Mother, My Hero.” “When I work on something that I am really passionate about, I tend to do a very good job at […]

  5. UWM and Medical College team up to give students opportunities to pursue cancer research careers

    Photo of the 2022-23 cohort of the MCW Cancer Center and UWM Undergraduate Research Program included Molly Adams, Lauren Banaag, Alexia Castillo, Zechariah Cummings, Chad Darnell, Evelyn Doan, Ranjak Joshi, Rachel Kuehn, Ryan Lauer, Suha Malik, Eman Muhammad, Han Nguyen, Florin Saitis and Jenzy Walugembe. Also pictured are Kyla Esguerra (far left), UWM director of undergraduate research; Michele Battle (third from left), professor of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at MCW; and MCW Cancer Center director Gustavo Leone (right). (Photo courtesy of Kyla Esguerra)

    A new partnership between UW-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center is paving the way for undergraduate students to gain experience on the frontlines of cancer research. The MCW Cancer Center and UWM Undergraduate Research Program wrapped up its inaugural year as students in the program finished their summer research in the MCW Cancer […]

  6. UW-Whitewater marks a record number of visitors for camps, other events

    Photo of UW-Whitewater gymnastics camp

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted a record number of camps and conference participants over the summer of 2023 — more than 6,740 people, the most since the university began hosting campers in 1973. In addition, an estimated 7,000 people experienced the campus through large-scale partner events such as the Wisconsin Special Olympics 2023 State Summer Games and […]

  7. Do you hear that? Nutrition and Health students are creating a ‘buzz’ at the Boys and Girls Club

    Photo of graduate student Heather Wilke, (wearing Phoenix shirt) majoring in MS Nutrition and Integrated Health at UW-Green Bay, working with a child on harvesting cucumbers from the garden during their summer practicum at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. All photos from UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

    Listen closely. There’s a distinct buzz near the gardens at the Boys & Girls Club’s westside clubhouse on South Oneida St., Green Bay. And it’s not the pollinators. It’s the kids. From a quiet murmur to squeals of delight, and of course, constant chatter, about a dozen students ages 7-10, who signed up for the […]

  8. UW-Whitewater student geoscience research on Lake Superior draws on indigenous knowledge

    Photo of students on a field study gathering on the Lake Superior shore of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation for a bonfire summer 2022. Some of the undergraduate research projects worked on during the field study were accepted for presentation at the Geological Society of America Conference in Pittsburgh in July 2023. (Juk Battacharyya photo)

    The campfire light dancing on a circle of faces on the Lake Superior shore has a feeling of eternity — as if people have been huddling here for as long as there have been people and fire. Waves lapping at the shoreline keep their own eternal cadence. In the firelight are five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater […]

  9. Junior Scientist programs offered at UW-Stevens Point

    Photo of child looking through a microscope. Museum and planetarium shows for children are part of the free Junior Scientist program at UW-Stevens Point this fall.

    Explore the changes of the seasons, animal behavior, teamwork in nature and other topics as part of the Junior Scientist program sponsored by the Museum of Natural History and the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Museum programs will be held at 5:30 p.m. on select Thursdays in Room A113 of […]

  10. UWM scientist uses brain scans to search for ways to ease the effects of trauma

    Photo of Psychology Professor Christine Larson and undergrad Alexandra Lato examining a brain scan on the computer. Telltale signs of trauma can be seen in brain scans of people who have visited the emergency department. "We've probably scanned over 1,000 people at MCW over the years," Larson said. "It still feels like a privilege to see what's happening inside people’s brains." (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When people experience a traumatic event, such as injury in a car accident or physical violence, most will rebound with no adverse long-term consequences. For others, the trauma sets off symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that may last for years. UWM neuroscientist Christine Larson wondered why the effects of trauma vary so much – and […]