1. UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands with Computer Science Pathway for Students Across the Region

    Photo of UW-Green Bay students working at a computer

    Program addresses the computer science workforce shortage in Northeast Wisconsin The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is expanding through a new collaboration between UW-Green Bay and the Computer […]

  2. UW-Madison teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

    Photo of Daniel Cobian holding a specialized mouthguard that will be used by football players involved in the study. The sensors in the mouthguard will collect data on head impacts.

    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are partnering with the National Football League (NFL) to study how on-field head impacts can inform injury reduction efforts […]

  3. A greener business model: How the private sector can lead where government hasn’t

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee professor Melissa Scanlan, who provides a blueprint for an alternate business model that incorporates green practices, pays living wages and preserves community jobs in her new book, “Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy.” (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Countries have debated how to combat climate change since the early 1990s. And yet little progress has been made as governments grapple with how to set and enforce emissions-reduction commitments. […]

  4. New UW-Eau Claire grad ‘pays it forward,’ works to make computer science field more equitable and inclusive

    Photo of Alexis Lappe, who has excelled in the classroom as a UW-Eau Claire computer science major, but she also worked hard as a Blugold to make the STEM fields more inclusive and equitable. After she graduates in December, she plans to continue her efforts to bring more women and minorities into computer science and related fields. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    “Pay it forward” may have become a popular saying in recent years, but it’s long been a way of life for Alexis Lappe, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior who […]

  5. UW-La Crosse student creates non-profit benefitting K-12 athletes

    Photo of UW-La Crosse football player Rusty Murphy, who was worried about the impact of COVID-19 on local K-12 student-athletes. So, he co-founded Rising Athletes, a non-profit that strives to help youth sports programs by organizing, creating and sustaining opportunities for K-12 students.

    COVID-19 affected athletes in many ways — an abrupt end to competition, canceled and shortened seasons, fewer conference and national championships, and more. But UW-La Crosse football player Rusty Murphy […]

  6. UW-Stout’s Teach Day encourages high school students to explore teaching career

    Photo of high school students from throughout Wisconsin who visited UW-Stout Nov. 15 to learn about careers and opportunities in teaching as part of a pilot program called Teach Day. / Photos by Chris Cooper

    Pilot project allows a dozen Wisconsin high schoolers to learn from UW-Stout students About a dozen Wisconsin high school students visited University of Wisconsin-Stout on Nov. 15 to learn how […]

  7. “The implications are enormous”: UW-Madison graduate student’s innovative climate research could change building design

    Photo of Gesang, who presented her research at the 100th American Meteorological Society annual meeting, in Boston, January 2020. Her poster was also named outstanding student poster at the conference.

    When she was young, Gesangyangji would stare at the peaks on the mountains surrounding Lhasa, her birthplace in the Tibetan Plateau. They were covered in snow. But as she grew […]

  8. UW-Milwaukee student takes an unanticipated path to becoming a water scientist

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences student Tyler Kunze, who developed an appreciation for the environment while growing up on a dairy farm outside of Green Bay. (UWM Photo/Heidi Jeter)

    Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became the first student to earn a bachelor’s degree in water science from UW-Green Bay. He’s […]

  9. UW-Superior economics students present research at Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference

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    University of Wisconsin-Superior economics students recently had an outstanding opportunity to present their original undergraduate research projects at the 2021 Wisconsin Economics Association Annual Conference. “This event provided the opportunity […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire launches BluBox reusable container system for food service

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus scene

    Starting in December, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will take a significant sustainability step with the introduction of the BluBox Program, reusable food containers in the Hilltop and Davies Center […]