1. What’s in your playground? UWL chemistry researchers study trace metal contamination in playground surfaces

    Photo of UWL Senior Katie Peterson preparing samples. To simulate entering the stomach, samples of rubber play surface, wood chips and sand are added to acidic solutions, shaken up and heated at body temperature for two hours, the amount of time the sample would be in someone’s stomach. To simulate a being put in the mouth, a clean water solution is used instead of the acid solution.

    Slippers on their feet, chemistry researchers pass through two doors, arriving in a small room where filtered air circulates on the third floor of UW-La Crosse’s Prairie Springs Science Center. Inside the glass walls of this “clean lab” researchers in white lab coats, gloves and goggles are careful not to track in even a hint […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW-Superior hosts Superior High School students for Transportation Day

    Photo of Superior High School students who attended UW-Superior's Transportation Day

    Recently, the transportation and logistics and supply chain management programs at UW-Superior hosted 17 Superior High School students for Transportation Day. “Transportation and logistics management and supply chain management faculty had the idea of creating an on-campus event for high school students where they could learn more about the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries as well as […]

  4. UW-La Crosse’s CaML grand opening: New media lab gets students over the humps of working with the latest A.I, virtual reality and more

    Photo of CaML Director Taylor Cole Miller giving a tour of the new media lab space.

    The metaverse. Augmented reality. Artificial intelligence. The rapidly-changing world of communication can be either feared or embraced. UW-La Crosse students will be doing the latter in a new eight-room media lab suite called the Communication and Media Lab (or the CaML for short). The CaML provides UWL College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities students and faculty a […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire, New Jersey college partner to study how to grow industry collaborations

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus entrance. UW-Eau Claire is partnering with The College of New Jersey to examine ways for higher education institutions around the country to develop more innovative collaborations with industries.

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has more than 100 STEM-field research collaborations with regional and national industries that allow Blugolds to analyze real-world work problems and observe practical applications of their research, according to Dr. Michael Carney, UW-Eau Claire’s assistant chancellor for strategic partnerships and program development. “Many students are more energized and engaged in […]

  6. Next-gen nursing: New tech investments at UW Oshkosh help prepare healthcare workforce of the future

    Photo of nursing students Michelle Cruz Olivares of Oshkosh, Wis., foreground, and Shahnoza Atahanova using technology to learn and practice their skills. (UW Oshkosh)

    Now more than ever nursing students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh have opportunities to prepare for healthcare environments of tomorrow with the top technology of today. Both undergraduate and graduate students for years have gained hands-on experience in the College of Nursing’s Simulation Training Center. But recent investments in new technology—including virtual reality—have expanded […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. UW-Stevens Point Athletics expands with two new sports

    Photo of Allison Schmidli, a first-year student at UW-Stevens Point, who is looking forward to playing collegiate lacrosse after serving as a goalie for the Neenah High School team for the last three years.

    Allison Schmidli visited the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus last fall during her senior year at Neenah High School and liked what she saw. What made the university her top choice was learning that UW-Stevens Point would offer varsity women’s lacrosse in the fall of 2023. “I was so excited to find out I could […]