1. UW-River Falls students learn teamwork, research skills to make older combines more efficient and profitable for small farms

    Photo of students Rames Frisch, in tractor, Alex Pierson and Kyle Leis conducting research to determine how to improve a 1960s combine’s performance.

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural engineering and agricultural engineering technology students are researching ways to make older combines more efficient and improve profitability for smaller farmers. The research is part of a $150,000 United […]

  2. Student researches virtual, augmented reality in construction, helps implement in curricula

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Allison Stencil

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Allison Stencil’s research project has her viewing construction sites through a new lens. The construction management and construction safety management double major is researching the use […]

  3. UW-Platteville students explore new methods of energy harvesting

    Photo of UW-Platteville student Jordan Meciej

    A group of mechanical engineering majors at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are researching new ways to harvest energy and will present their findings to legislators, state leaders and the public […]

  4. UW-Madison: New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

    Photo of Ramathasan Thevamaran

    University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, […]

  5. Making self-driving cars smarter: UW-Whitewater professor wins $200,000 NSF grant to enhance driving technology

    Photo of Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles.

    Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles. “In […]

  6. UW-Madison: Ultraprecise atomic clock poised for new physics discoveries

    Photo of one of the first steps in creating the optical atomic clocks used in this study, which is to cool strontium atoms to near absolute zero in a vacuum chamber, which makes them appear as a glowing blue ball floating in the chamber. IMAGE PROVIDED BY SHIMON KOLKOWITZ

    University of Wisconsin–Madison physicists have made one of the highest performance atomic clocks ever, they announced Feb. 16 in the journal Nature. Their instrument, known as an optical lattice atomic […]

  7. UW-Platteville students bring new ideas to popular household appliances

    Photo of the Spectrum appliance cooling team assembling final prototypes of their life cycle testing coffee pot cooling solution. Pictured left to right are Daniel Redington, Michael Zelinsky and Curtis Marschall.

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville engineering students have had a hand in some of the new or redesigned household appliances recently hitting the market and industry trade shows, thanks to a partnership […]

  8. UW-Stout lab renovations include new maker space for fashion, engineering students

    At University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, all of the academic programs have an experiential learning component. For students from seven of those programs, the applied learning and collaborative experiences […]

  9. “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 […]

  10. UW-Madison: Real-time video of scenes hidden around corners is now possible

    Screenshot of video: As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene — from around a corner. With further refinements, the technology could find uses in search-and-rescue, defense and medical imaging. (Caution: Video contains flashing lights, which may be a problem for some people, including those with photosensitive epilepsy or a history of migraines and headaches.)

    As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene at a 20th century webcam clip — a mere five […]