1. WEDC grant helps UWEC students live and teach in rural communities

    Photo of Glenwood Commons, a new housing site in Rice Lake funded through a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant, which provides housing to UW-Eau Claire students completing student teaching and internships.

    Maia Reissner wanted a career in education ever since the third grade. “I had a fantastic teacher who showed me hands-on learning and the social-emotional aspect of education,” says Reissner, a 2023 elementary-middle education graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She chose UW-Eau Claire because of the program’s historic reputation. However, the Rib Lake […]

  2. Watershed Game Makes Water Science Fun for Students and Educators

    Photo of Wisconsin educators learning how to play and teach the Watershed Game.

    On a bitterly cold morning in January, teachers and educators from around northeast Wisconsin gathered at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to learn how to play and teach the Sea Grant Watershed Game. The interactive board game helps students and local leaders understand the connection between land use and water quality. Through a series of active, hands-on simulations, participants learn […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee guarantees admission to regional tech college graduates

    Photo of UWM Chancellor Mark Mone (center) and the leaders of four regional technical colleges, who signed an agreement Tuesday to smooth the path for tech school graduates to attend the university. From left are MATC President Vicki Martin, WCTC President Richard Barnhouse, Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald and Gateway President Ritu Raju. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has reached new agreements with four regional technical colleges that will guarantee admission for their graduates and make transferring credits to UWM a simple, stress-free process. It’s one of the latest ways UWM continues to reduce barriers for students to attend college so they can earn a life-changing education. The agreements […]

  4. Ready to change the world: Holly Folyer found UW-Superior’s online sustainability management program to be a perfect fit

    Photo of UW-Superior student Holly Folyer and Sakib Mahmud, Ph.D., a professor of sustainable management and economics at UW-Superior

    Sustainability: This important buzzword is ubiquitous these days. And, with good reason. The future of our earth – and its inhabitants – depends on a deeper understanding of climate change, which all circles back to sustainability. The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers a degree track which caters to this exact field of study. It’s called sustainable management. […]

  5. UW-Stout’s STEM Fest welcomes Upward Bound students from six regional high schools

    Photo of Upward Bound students in UW-Stout biology lab. / UW-Stout

    Students’ hands-on experiences in biology, engineering labs show them what polytechnic degrees can offer About 40 high school students from six northwestern Wisconsin schools recently visited the University of Wisconsin-Stout to participate in hands-on workshops at STEM Fest. As participants in the Upward Bound program, the students have the opportunity to explore what colleges around […]

  6. UW–Madison scientists reveal the inner workings of an essential protein trafficking complex

    Photo of image, which is a 3D reconstruction showing sites (in red) where the Coat Protein Complex II (COPII) facilitates the packaging of various proteins within a mammalian cell. The green areas are the endoplasmic reticulum, where protein sorting and trafficking takes place. Image courtesy of Anjon Audhya

    Like mail carriers who manage to deliver their parcels through snow, rain, heat and gloom, a critical group of mammalian proteins helps cells function properly even under less-than-ideal conditions. Using state-of-the-art cell imaging and genome editing technology, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists have begun to unravel how this collection of proteins performs its essential service. The […]

  7. Women in medicine: UW-La Crosse physical therapy doctoral student recognized for Achilles research

    Photo of UWL's Callie Pohlman, who was featured in Thieme Publishers' #Women in Medicine campaign

    Callie Pohlman, a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program, was featured by Thieme Publishers in their #Women in Medicine campaign based on her research published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. Pohlman was the lead author with other researchers from the La Crosse Institute for Movement Science (LIMS) research group in the Department of Health Professions. Her […]

  8. UW-Parkside students explore Kenosha through civic internship program

    Photo of UW-Parkside students participating in civic internship program

    Do you know where to go to register your Vietnamese Potbelly Pig if you live in the City of Kenosha? Thanks to his experience in the Civic Internship Program, University of Wisconsin-Parkside student Grant Pitts now knows the answer to that question. Pitts is a sociology major at UW-Parkside and interned with the City of […]

  9. UW-Stout interior design students help reimagine local teen group home, with safety and comfort in mind

    Photo of a mood board for the Positive Alternatives' remodel design by Sidney Franz, Jaid Havey, Riley Henk and Meghan Miller.

    Positive Alternatives to begin remodeling next spring, fundraiser Feb. 29 n just a few short months, with fresh coats of paint, a few walls removed to open communal spaces, and with safety and comfort in mind, a local nonprofit will unveil a new look with a more inviting, homier feel. The remodel has been three […]

  10. Health benefits of forest bathing for kids

    Photo of 2019 forest bathing experience led by Namyun Kil, UW-La Crosse associate professor of Recreation Management & Recreation Therapy.

    Study finds mental and physiological health benefits for kids and teens who participate in structured forest therapy A UW-La Crosse study found substantial health and well-being improvements for children and adolescents who participated in a structured forest bathing session. The improvements were both mental and physiological — including a measured decrease in blood pressure over the course […]