1. Girls Inc. of Southeast Wisconsin celebrates over a decade of empowering young girls in STEM at the 11th annual GEMS Conference

    Photo of Girls Inc. event

    Girls Inc. of Southeast Wisconsin is proud to announce a successful 11th Annual Girls Empowered by Math & Science (GEMS) Conference, held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. This year’s landmark event, was proudly sponsored by SC Johnson, American Association of University Women-Racine Branch, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Racine Unified School District, […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. ‘Castify’: UWL grad student develops new podcasting platform

    Photo of Logan Larson, a graduate student in UW-La Crosse's Software Engineering program, who has developed a new podcasting app, "Castify."

    Logan Larson, a fifth-year graduate student in UWL’s Software Engineering program, has loved computer science since he was a kid.   In fact, Larson’s mother has been a computer science teacher all of his life. He says he started creating his own video games when he was young, and as he continued to take courses throughout his […]

  4. UW-Platteville professor awarded Fulbright grant to teach and research in Egypt

    Photo of Dr. Samir El-Omari at Nile University in 2019

    Dr. Samir El-Omari wants to build a sustainable future – one brick at a time. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville civil and environmental engineering professor has been integral in building the Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems program curriculum. El-Omari’s efforts to promote sustainable practices extend beyond the classroom, as he strives to lead by example. He was recently […]

  5. Baraboo Sauk County hosts Engineering and Manufacturing Action Workshop with area industry leaders

    Photo of Baraboo Sauk County hosting Engineering and Manufacturing Action Workshop with area industry leaders

    More than 35 industry and academic leaders from greater Sauk County gathered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County for the second in a series of group meetings to target and expand the role of the campus with the area’s engineering enterprises. Organized by Acting Dean of UW-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Dr. Phillip J. […]

  6. With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries

    Photo of the new helmet liner system prototype that Team Wendy manufactured as a direct outcome from PANTHER research. The liner system is designed to provide enhanced protection against traumatic brain injury. Photo courtesy of Team Wendy

    With new funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, an interdisciplinary initiative led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison will continue to grow its research on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Christian Franck, a professor of mechanical engineering at UW–Madison, started the initiative, called PANTHER, in 2017. Under his leadership, it has grown to include […]

  7. NSF-funded UW-Platteville research looks to leverage strengths of non-traditional engineering students

    Photo of UW-Platteville engineering class

    Dr. Ganapathy Natarajan, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of industrial engineering, is part of a team awarded a National Science Foundation grant to research ways to leverage the lived experiences of non-traditional engineering students in order to improve learning for all students in engineering classrooms. While much research has been done that focuses on the challenges of non-traditional […]

  8. UW-Stout’s largest solar panel array to date installed, boosting campus sustainability

    Photo of an aerial view of south campus academic buildings, displaying the Jarvis Hall Tech Wing solar panel array, lower right / UW-Stout

    Multibuilding energy conservation project also includes lighting and weatherization upgrades UW-Stout’s largest solar photovoltaic array to date has been installed at Jarvis Hall Technology Wing, part of a multibuilding solar and energy efficiency upgrades project. Contracted under Trane Inc., Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, Iowa, recently installed 560 VSUN solar panels mounted on individually ballasted […]

  9. UWO’s new automation engineering degree to boost manufacturing in region

    Photo of UWO engineering students. UW Oshkosh will offer a new automation engineering degree to fill a significant manufacturing need in Wisconsin for engineering professionals with programming skills. (UW Oshkosh)

    A new automation engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh fills a significant manufacturing need in Wisconsin for engineering professionals with programming skills. UW Oshkosh is the first in the UW System to offer the program, which complements UWO’s existing engineering technology offerings and boosts research, economic development, entrepreneurship and sustainability in northeastern Wisconsin […]

  10. Sub-Zero Group, Inc. sponsors new instrumentation lab at UW-Platteville

    Photo of leaders from UW-Platteville and Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

    Sub-Zero Group, Inc., manufacturer of leading luxury kitchen appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, continues to show its dedication to engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a $100,000 gift to support the new Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Engineering Instrumentation Lab in Sesquicentennial Hall. According to Jessica Fick, assistant dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and […]