1. UW-Platteville faculty, student researchers to create microgrid cybersecurity testbed

    Photo of Dr. Yanwei Wu and Dr. Xiaoguang Ma (pictured left to right), along with Dr. Fang Yang, who will research and build a prototype of a smart microgrid testbed.

    A group of faculty and student researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are working to contribute solutions to the increasing threat of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. With the help of […]

  2. Power to the people: Three ways our nation’s electrical grid must change for a brighter future

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    The world is on the cusp of a renewable energy tipping point; with recent technology advances, green energy generation methods like solar and wind are on the rise. That’s great […]

  3. UW-Parkside to offer STEAM Programs

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    STEAM-based summer programs for youth ages 11-17 will be offered by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Department, July through August. The weekday programs focus on creativity and […]

  4. UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech earns top 60 spot in global XPRIZE challenge

    Photo of UW–Madison XPRIZE team includes, from left, graduate students Seunghyeon Jung, Mattie Bindl, Mikhaila Calice, Jenna Greene, Keerthana Sreenivasan and Eri R. Amezcua. COURTESY OF KEERTHANA SREENIVASAN

    For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. Innovators worldwide […]

  5. Team from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison reaches finals of national Solar Decathlon

    Image of the Wisconsin team’s design shown in this rendering includes features such as an orientation that allows photovoltaic panels to capture the sun’s energy year-round, energy efficient windows, extra insulation and window overhangs that provide shade in the warmer months.

    Energy costs are a major concern for consumers these days. And it’s not just the so-called “pain at the pump.” Home energy costs are also rising. That’s part of the […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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. […]

  8. “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 […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee cybersecurity expert teaches students how to hack for good

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty Khaled Sabha and Danielle Romain Dagenhardt, who are helping offer a new graduate certificate in cybercrime forensics, which includes classes in ethical hacking and computer forensics. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Learning how to secure websites and computer systems from hackers requires someone to figure out how such virtual crimes occur in the first place. Khaled Sabha wants to teach students […]

  10. Top-notch presenter: UW-La Crosse senior aces WiSys research competition

    Photo of UW-La Crosse senior Jason Martin, who took first place in the second of three Student Research & Innovation Showcases at the WiSys SPARK Symposium on June 9, 2021. Martin's research explores how scientists can use electrochemistry to coat steel plates with zinc while controlling the properties of the zinc film (hardness and roughness, for example) by altering the electric source.

    Jason Martin’s presentation was the best of the bunch. The UW-La Crosse senior studying chemistry and biochemistry took first place in the second of three Student Research & Innovation Showcases at the […]