1. From First-Generation Student to UW-Platteville Engineer: Karla Sanchez

      When Karla Sanchez was growing up, college seemed like an impossible dream. Born to Mexican immigrants, she spoke primarily Spanish until first or second grade and struggled with her early education. “Growing up in my household, college was really never a topic of conversation,” Sanchez said. “So, I kind of grew up with the […]

  2. SkillsUSA brings more than 300 middle, high school students to UW-Stout for leadership, technical competitions

    Photo of a student team completing its robot in the Urban Search and Rescue event / UW-Stout

    Industry, educators work together to prepare young people for future careers, solve skills gap More than 300 students from 36 middle school and high schools across the state participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Competition at UW-Stout, gaining hands-on skills in leadership and technology to prepare for their future careers in industry and business. Students competed in 28 events […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire to offer new major in professional studies

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire students walking across bridge

    The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will offer a bachelor of science in professional studies major starting in fall 2024 to promote bachelor’s degree completion for students who have either earned an associate degree or have significant college credits. The UW System Board of Regents on Feb. 9 approved the new major that will provide a […]

  4. From ICU nurse to the hospital’s president: UWO alum shares his journey of growth, leadership

    Photo of Shane Carter, UW Oshkosh ’01, who began his health care career as an ICU nurse at the hospital now known as Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus.

    After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Shane Carter, ’01, began his health care career as an ICU nurse at the hospital now known as Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus. Today, just 20 or so years later, Carter has stepped forward as president of that same facility located just a few miles from […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System launch innovative Medical Academy Program to begin April 1

    Photo of students making their way through the lower UW-Eau Claire campus during a snowy winter day.

    Learning about the complexities of the human body and state-of-the-art health care is at the heart of the innovative Medical Academy Program, offered this spring thanks to a collaboration between Mayo Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Medical Academy Program offers a unique learning opportunity for anyone who wants to better […]

  6. UW–Madison researchers first to 3D-print functional human brain tissue

    Photo of Yuanwei Yan, a scientist in the Zhang lab at UW–Madison, where researchers have developed new printing methods to grow brain tissues for use in the study of neurodevelopmental disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Photo by Xueyan Li

    A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists has developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue. It’s an achievement with important implications for scientists studying the brain and working on treatments for a broad range of neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. “This could […]

  7. Environmental science: New UWL major to prepare students for fast-growing field

    Photo of science lab: UWL's new environmental science major draws from the natural and social sciences to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to address pressing environmental issues.

    UW-La Crosse has launched a new major designed to prepare students for careers in the critical, fast-growing field of environmental science. UWL students are now able to declare an Environmental Science major after the Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents approved the program in December. The major, housed in the newly renamed Department of Geography and Environmental […]

  8. Interdisciplinary innovation: UW-Stout professors’ wireless sensor network for crops receives $175,000 grant

    Photo of students from UW-Stout’s LAKES summer research program visiting a Dunn County Farm. / UW-Stout

    Social science/engineering project, funded by Universities of Wisconsin, aims to boost profitability of state’s small farms In a perfect world, farmers could wave a magic wand over their fields and get bigger and better crops, save money and energy, and help the environment. Professors at UW-Stout are developing a low-cost, wireless sensor network to monitor […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point faculty awarded UW Innovation Grant for research on improving Wisconsin soils

    Photo of Associate Professors Brian Barringer and Ann Impullitti (left) working with UW-Stevens Point students on researching how hemp plants can be used to remove synthetic materials from soil.

    Five faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a collaborator at UW-Madison were awarded one of three 2023 Universities of Wisconsin Innovation Grants for research on phytoremediation, the removal of synthetic materials from soil using living plants. The group’s proposal, Phytoremediation of PFAS in Wisconsin Soils using Hemp and Alfalfa, was funded $175,000, […]

  10. Biology major finds UWO perfect for college education and first professional job

    Photo of UW Oshkosh recent biology grad Jackie Behrens, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

    From her first glimpse at campus, recent biology grad Jackie Behrens, of Menomonee Falls, knew the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh was the school for her “UWO was an ideal location for me. When I toured, I met Dr. Misty McPhee who shared all the amazing wildlife research she did here,” Behrens said. Fast forward through […]