1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW-Platteville students conduct research at largest pavement research facility

    Photo of (from left) Dr. Danny Xiao, Dylan Notsch, Will Straka, and Nic Oesau.

    Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville civil engineering students recently conducted research at MnROAD, the largest full-scale pavement research facility of its kind in the world, located near Albertville, Minnesota. The research project, led by Dr. […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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. […]

  6. 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 […]

  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-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 […]

  9. UW-Stout science alum created first new blue in 240 years

    Photo of Andrew Smith and a YInMN sample / Andrew Smith

    Material chemist Andrew Smith co-invented YInMN, now a Crayola color Andrew Smith enjoys color and science, asking questions like, what causes color? How is color formed? How are pigments made? […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire College of Business alumna honored for national leadership in STEM

    Photo of Posing for her 3D statue image with the tools of her trade at Microsoft, Beatris Mendez Gandica is honored to have been selected as a STEM ambassador in the "IF/THEN" campaign.

    It’s not unusual for Blugold alumni around the U.S. and the globe to be recognized for major accomplishments in their fields. Yet some alumni success stories stand out — literally, […]