1. Do you hear that? Nutrition and Health students are creating a ‘buzz’ at the Boys and Girls Club

    Photo of graduate student Heather Wilke, (wearing Phoenix shirt) majoring in MS Nutrition and Integrated Health at UW-Green Bay, working with a child on harvesting cucumbers from the garden during their summer practicum at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. All photos from UW-Green Bay, Sue Pischke University Photographer

    Listen closely. There’s a distinct buzz near the gardens at the Boys & Girls Club’s westside clubhouse on South Oneida St., Green Bay. And it’s not the pollinators. It’s the kids. From a quiet murmur to squeals of delight, and of course, constant chatter, about a dozen students ages 7-10, who signed up for the […]

  2. UW-Whitewater student geoscience research on Lake Superior draws on indigenous knowledge

    Photo of students on a field study gathering on the Lake Superior shore of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation for a bonfire summer 2022. Some of the undergraduate research projects worked on during the field study were accepted for presentation at the Geological Society of America Conference in Pittsburgh in July 2023. (Juk Battacharyya photo)

    The campfire light dancing on a circle of faces on the Lake Superior shore has a feeling of eternity — as if people have been huddling here for as long as there have been people and fire. Waves lapping at the shoreline keep their own eternal cadence. In the firelight are five University of Wisconsin-Whitewater […]

  3. Wisconsin Real Estate Program to add new graduate track in affordable housing and sustainable development

    Photo of UW-Madison real estate students

    This innovative new track responds to student and market demand A new graduate-level offering from the Wisconsin School of Business will meet demand for two of the fastest-growing topics in real estate: housing affordability and sustainability. Debuting in Fall 2024, the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics’ 12-credit affordable housing and sustainable development track […]

  4. Lake life: UWO students learn research skills while combating that ubiquitous blue-green algae

    Photo of ten UWO student researchers who learned how to collect data while discovering the value of a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a serious ecological issue this summer as part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Winnebago Pool Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Project.

    Ten student researchers learned how to collect data while discovering the value of a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a serious ecological issue this summer as part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Winnebago Pool Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Project. The endeavor is funded by a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant. Learn more from the […]

  5. History — on the waves: UWL professor, visiting scholar dive deeper into freshwater history

    Photo of Penelope Hardy, associate professor of history, conducting research on oceanic history globally. This summer she works with Visiting Scholar Gillian to create a collection of primary sources on freshwater waterways. Pictures, in addition to books, have helped the two researchers think of all of the different ways people have relationships with water from ice fishing to baptisms.

    Back in the late 1860s, Geologist John Wesley Powell traveled down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon describing natural wonders — powerful water, sandstone canyons and adventurous nights spent in caves. His finished diary, “Down the Colorado” would capture the imagination of Americans curious about life and travel out West. Powell’s trip was sponsored […]

  6. NSF grant funds UW-Eau Claire student-faculty plant pollination research in South Africa

    Photo of three biology students who worked with Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

    Dr. Nora Mitchell, an assistant professor of biology, and three University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire biology students spent a month in South Africa this summer collecting research data on plant pollination in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Chase Fillion, a senior ecology and environmental biology major from Hastings, Minnesota, called the immersion a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

  7. Students turn lot into neighborhood attraction, with help from UWM and others

    Photo of Mabel Lamb, executive director of Sherman Park Community Organization, and Steve O’Connell, a Sherman Park neighbor and member of Sherman Park ECO, preparing to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Postage Stamp Park. (Photo courtesy of MPS/Alvin Connor)

    Residents of Sherman Park have a new place to meet and enjoy being outdoors, thanks to students from nine Milwaukee Public Schools who helped design and build a new community gathering spot at 55th and Center streets. They’re calling it Postage Stamp Park, a nod to the post office next door to the formerly vacant […]

  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. Green Bay Estuary digital archives collection launch

    Photo in new Green Bay Estuary digital archives

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a long history of significant water-related research and education programs related to the Green Bay Estuary. Since its beginning, the University has been environmentally focused, with faculty and students creating a long history of water-related research. Now, UW-Green Bay is the state lead for the designation of a Green Bay […]

  10. Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin awards $4.34 million in funding to bolster student training and workforce development in freshwater

    Photo of University of Wisconsin freshwater research (Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin)

    Projects also support research for statewide grand water challenges including PFAS and phosphorus pollution The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin has awarded more than $4.3 million in funding for 22 projects that will increase research and training opportunities for high school and undergraduate students and will address Wisconsin’s biggest water challenges, including emerging contaminants such as […]