1. UW-Whitewater lands another million-dollar cybersecurity grant

    Photo of UW-Whitewater student at computer - UW-Whitewater earned a cybersecurity grant

    Less than two months after receiving a $1.9-million-dollar grant to expand cybersecurity internships, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has won $1.1 million to help Wisconsin defense suppliers comply with federal cybersecurity requirements. This new grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Wisconsin Execution of Cybersecurity Understanding, Remediation and Education for Defense (WISECURED) program, will require […]

  2. UW-La Crosse alumnus works on cracking the coronavirus code

    Photo of Peter Thielen, front, working with Tom Mehoke on immediate sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the virus that causes COVID-19, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital molecular diagnostics laboratory. Johns Hopkins APL / Ed Whitman

    As world awaits vaccine, UWL alumnus works to sequence virus’ genome. A UW-La Crosse alumnus is on the front lines of an effort to understand — and ultimately defeat — the virus that causes COVID-19. Peter Thielen, 2005, is a molecular biologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. As millions […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee researcher is taking a clean look: Examining the toxicity of new antibacterial additives to hand soaps

    Photo of Hongbo Ma, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee

    Hongbo Ma used to think antibacterial soap was her friend – or, at the very least, her ally – if she thought of it at all. Ma, an associate professor of environmental health sciences in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at UW-Milwaukee, is an environmental toxicologist by training, dedicated to safeguarding human […]

  4. Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. invests in dairy education at UW-River Falls

    Photo of students packaging freshly made cheese curds in the UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant in 2018.

    Generous gifts totaling more than $400,000 are moving the UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant toward completion. The renovated plant will train the next generation of industry leaders with hands-on learning experiences to develop, produce, and market cheese and ice cream. Graduates who have participated in this unique educational opportunity have consistently gone on to become […]

  5. UW-Eau Claire’s Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh helps students understand multicultural justice

    Photo of Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice.

    Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh, an associate professor of criminal justice at UW-Eau Claire, is engaging students in collaborative and international immersion experiences to help them gain a broad understanding of multicultural justice. By exploring ideas and practices from other countries, students will be better prepared to help address issues in the United States related to policing […]

  6. UW-Stout professor lead author of groundbreaking study on T. rex dinosaur

    Photo of a T. rex dinosaur skeleton

    A groundbreaking study led by UW-Stout materials scientist Elizabeth Boatman explains how, after 66 million years, blood vessels are preserved in the fossil of a T.rex dinosaur displayed at the Smithsonian. Microscopic research on a leg bone sample conducted by five institutions across the U.S. proves that fossils can help unlock secrets to how the […]

  7. U.S. cheese safety, marketing could benefit from UW-Stout research project

    Photo of graduate student Emily Lehmann and Assistant Professor Taejo Kim, who are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature.

    The U.S. cheese industry could benefit from a UW-Stout food science project, which won the WiSys Quick Pitch competition this summer. Graduate student Emily Lehmann with Assistant Professor Taejo Kim are researching whether some natural cheeses have greater antimicrobial properties against food-borne pathogens like listeria when stored at room temperature. If so, this could be […]

  8. New UW-Superior research facility working to protect Great Lakes

    Photo of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visiting the new ballast water treatment facility at UW-Superior.

    U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently toured UW-Superior’s new ballast water treatment facility at the Lake Superior Research Institute. This one-of-a-kind facility gives researchers access to new information to protect the world’s largest body of fresh water from invasive species and other threats. This influential research is funded through the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which […]

  9. UW-Whitewater Warhawk discovers 1,000-year-old remains on archeological dig

    Photo of Cudnohowski

    UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski has always wanted to dig up bones. His favorite movie is “Jurassic Park.” And he loves history. When he took Professor Jennifer Thibodeaux’s class on medieval Europe, she presented him with a study-abroad opportunity to live out his archeological dream. Originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, Cudnohowski traveled to a farm in Skegness, England […]

  10. Boot camp helps early career scientists, faculty commercialize innovative ideas

    Photo of SBIR Ready boot camp

    SBIR Ready is an immersion program for small business innovation research offered by the Center for Technology Commercialization, part of UW System’s Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship. SBIR Ready ran a boot camp in June to give early-career scientists and faculty the skills they need to make a business case for their innovative ideas. Research […]