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 […]

  2. High schoolers jump into freshwater science

    Photo of high school student Quienten Anger measuring nitrate value in the Chippewa River with Professor J. Brian Mahoney. Willow Anderson in the background.

    Summer program provides hands-on experiences studying lakes, rivers and streams throughout Wisconsin. What’s the best way to get high school students interested in water sciences? Get their feet wet, literally. […]

  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. 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. […]

  5. “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 […]

  6. UW-Milwaukee student takes an unanticipated path to becoming a water scientist

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences student Tyler Kunze, who developed an appreciation for the environment while growing up on a dairy farm outside of Green Bay. (UWM Photo/Heidi Jeter)

    Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became the first student to earn a bachelor’s degree in water science from UW-Green Bay. He’s […]

  7. UW-Stevens Point experts researching solutions for disposal of CWD-infected deer

    Photo of five compost bins being used in the CWD composting research in Central Wisconsin.

    One of the challenges in dealing with chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain infection in deer, elk, moose, reindeer and caribou, is the disposal of infected animals. A team of […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire launches BluBox reusable container system for food service

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire campus scene

    Starting in December, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will take a significant sustainability step with the introduction of the BluBox Program, reusable food containers in the Hilltop and Davies Center […]

  10. The future looks fresh: New collaboration will boost Wisconsin water research, policy, and economy

    Photo of faculty from five UW campuses who met in July at the UW-Waukesha field station for a daylong retreat to plan Freshwater Science 101, a new course to be offered to students at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, and UW-Parkside. Pictured are Eric Strauss, Robert Stelzer, Jake VanderZanden, Mike Carvan, Greg Kleinheinz, Jessica Orlofske, and Marlin, who gave them a tour of the station. Taking the photo was Tracy Boyer. Photo courtesy of Heidi Jeter.

    On a sunny afternoon in late September, a group of undergraduate students boarded Limnos II, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology (CFL) pontoon boat, for a field trip on Lake Mendota with CFL […]