1. Freshwater science: Mentorship and insecticide insight

    Photo of Austin Draper, whose love of fish led him to a career in water sciences.

    Collaborative grant provided opportunity for faculty and students at two UW schools to study potential emerging water contaminants. Austin Draper never considered a career in freshwater science. Although he was an extremely curious kid — and asked a lot of questions about nature, particularly fish — he struggled academically in high school. After graduation, he attended community college […]

  2. UW-River Falls to offer international dual degree program, partners with university in the Netherlands

    Photo of Jake Sailer of Sailer’s Food Market and Meat Processing in Elmwood discussing the balancing act between producing new and unique food products while maintaining a reliable supply of successfully branded products.

    The UW System Board of Regents has approved a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science program in international food operations management at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF). This is a first of its kind dual degree program for UWRF involving an international partner, Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. “I appreciate the support of the […]

  3. UW-Parkside’s campus garden donates more than 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to Racine County Food Bank

    Photo of UW-Parkside garden, which donated produce to local food bank

    During this time of helping others and giving thanks, University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s campus garden has stepped up and donated 1,019 pounds of fresh produce from July to November to the Racine County Food Bank. This donation is a 350-pound increase from 2020, and an increase of more than 700 pounds from the 2019 donation. “It […]

  4. 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 counties in Illinois and was hosted by Illinois State University. Participating in the event were 38 students from four universities: UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, Purdue University […]

  5. Making a difference, naturally: UWSP alumni, students conserve Central Wisconsin resources through a local nonprofit

    Photo of Asa Plonsky, Stevens Point, a 2018 graduate in biology and water resources, who works at Golden Sands coordinating two groups that manage invasive species. They also provide educational workshops and webinars to increase awareness of invasive species.

    The holistic education provided through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s College of Natural Resources (CNR) is making a difference for Central Wisconsin landowners, businesses and community members who use services provided by Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., based in Stevens Point. Eleven Pointers, both alumni and current students of the CNR, work […]

  6. New $10M UW-Madison project to study, support diverse perennial forage systems

    Photo of a UW-Madison researcher standing in a field

    With the support of a $10 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a multi-state team of researchers is embarking on an effort to study diverse perennial forage systems and to promote their adoption across the United States. Unlike annual crops that are planted and harvested every year, perennial forage crops […]

  7. Robotic milkers bring new opportunities for research, outreach, and education at UW-Platteville

    Photo of Pioneer Farm at UW-Platteville

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm is now home to two new state-of-the-art robotic milkers, enabling more opportunities for research and engagement across campus and the tri-state region. Funded through the Dairy Innovation Hub, the two Lely A5 Astronaut robotic milkers were installed earlier this month and introduced to the nearly 200-cow herd at Pioneer Farm this week. UW-Platteville is currently […]

  8. UW-Stout graphic design major’s GOAT Milk? concept gets national acclaim

    Photo of Daniel Nesja’s GOAT Milk? advertising campaign, which took a silver in the American Advertising Awards. / Contributed photo

    Nesja’s print design earns silver in American Advertising Awards An advertising concept by a University of Wisconsin-Stout graphic design major has earned a second major honor. In the spring, Daniel Nesja’s GOAT Milk? print advertisement won Best in Show in the student division of the Minnesota AdFed awards, sponsored by the Advertising Federation of Minnesota. […]

  9. UWM engineering alumna builds a business in sustainable stormwater management

    Photo of Carrie Bristoll-Groll showing off StormGUARDen, a product her company launched that serves as a combination rain garden and rain barrel. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Bristoll-Groll)

    Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of water. We have so much water, we often end up with too much in the wrong places at the wrong time. This water picks up undesirable elements and flows over a multitude of contaminated surfaces. A UWM alumna and local engineering guru noticed the lack of proper stormwater […]

  10. UW-Madison students team up to develop innovative solutions to dairy industry challenges

    Photo of dairy cows in barn

    Cold milk has long been offered alongside a lunch or snack in elementary schools. Over the years, the vessel for that milk has remained the same – a traditional paper carton. Since those milk cartons require refrigerated storage and are far from beloved by students, both schools and the dairy industry have identified the need […]