1. UW-Whitewater: Hands-on research with an impact

    Screenshot of UW-Whitewater video showing hands-on research

    Dale Splinter, professor of geology, geography and environmental science at UW-Whitewater, works with his students to test tributaries suspected of bringing high levels of phosphorus and other pollutants into Geneva […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee researchers create a breakthrough tool for superfast molecular movies

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee researchers who contributed to the paper, including Peter Schwander (from left), Abbas Ourmazd, Marius Schmidt, Russell Fung and Ahmad Hosseinizadeh, who is the first author. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Scientists are trying to discover the exact sequence of events that occurs when light strikes photoactive proteins, changing their atomic structure, or “shape.” That biochemical process unfolds in processes like […]

  3. UW-Platteville student spends unforgettable summer internship in Amazon Rainforest

    Photo of Spencer Butterfield during his internship in the Amazon rainforest

    Spencer Butterfield had a summer internship experience like few others. Combining his double majors in sustainability and renewable energy systems and Spanish, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior from Shawnee, Kansas, spent two months […]

  4. UW-Stout science alum created first new blue in 240 years

    Photo of Andrew Smith and a YInMN sample / Andrew Smith

    Material chemist Andrew Smith co-invented YInMN, now a Crayola color Andrew Smith enjoys color and science, asking questions like, what causes color? How is color formed? How are pigments made? […]

  5. UW-Green Bay faculty member makes a ‘moss’ exciting discovery

    Photo of moss discovered by Prof. Keir Wefferling. The moss was previously unknown to Wisconsin.

    In the average lawn, moss is rarely a welcomed sight. (Usually indicating poor soil nutrient levels and drainage issues.) But in Keir Wefferling’s world, as curator of the Fewless Herbarium […]

  6. Multiple research projects help Blugold gain skills, direction as she looks to future

    Photo of Avi Devy Mohan, who has had multiple research experiences as a Blugold after transferring to UW-Eau Claire from a university in Malaysia. A computer science and mathematics major, Mohan has worked alongside faculty research mentors from three academic areas on campus as well as with physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    The opportunity to do undergraduate research is among the reasons Avi Devy Mohan decided to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from a university in her native Malaysia. Still, […]

  7. UW-Platteville wins Region 3 Soils Contest, Strobel takes top individual honors

    Photo of (pictured left to right:) Isaac Nollen, Gabriela Strobel, Nicole Plenty, Andrew Mitzelfelt, Abby Field and Dr. Chris Baxter

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Collegiate Soils Team took first place in the 64th annual Region 3 Collegiate Soils Contest, held Oct. 5-8. The event was held in McLean and Tazewell […]

  8. UW-Whitewater students track Blanding’s turtles for research and better conservation practices

    Photo of Blanding's turtle hatchlings like these were hatched in captivity and released in a Rock County marsh as part of a multi-year study involving UW-Whitewater students of a conservation practice called “headstarting.” (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

    UW-Whitewater students Nick Rudolph and Lisa Mitchem start their day at a reclaimed marsh in Rock County. They unpack research equipment from their car and don fishing waders. Standing in […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire College of Business alumna honored for national leadership in STEM

    Photo of Posing for her 3D statue image with the tools of her trade at Microsoft, Beatris Mendez Gandica is honored to have been selected as a STEM ambassador in the "IF/THEN" campaign.

    It’s not unusual for Blugold alumni around the U.S. and the globe to be recognized for major accomplishments in their fields. Yet some alumni success stories stand out — literally, […]

  10. Mystery radio wave signal from the heart of our galaxy found

    Image of strange radio waves from an unknown source, which have been discovered in the direction of the center of our galaxy. (Illustration by Sebastian Zentilomo)

    An international team of astronomers that includes one from UWM has discovered unusual radio signals coming from the direction of the center of the Milky Way galaxy, but they don’t […]