1. UW-Madison viral sequencing catches mutations, guides effective public health response

    Photo of UW–Madison graduate student Katarina Braun processing samples from COVID-19 patients

    Thousands of daily cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. As the tallies of COVID-19’s effects in the United States have mounted to a dizzying […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire research team studies effects of alcohol on older people

    Photo of Dr. Doug Matthews and Quinn Petersilka, a freshman research assistant, collaborating with Mayo Clinic on research about the effects of alcohol on aging brains.

    While many senior citizens assume that having two or three drinks is harmless, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire research team has found that alcohol significantly affects older brains in ways […]

  3. UW-Platteville engineering honored by national diversity recognition program

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    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is being celebrated for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) recently recognized the college with […]

  4. New UW-Madison solvent-based recycling process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste

    Photo to accompany solvent-based plastic recycling research at UW-Madison

    Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, particularly since the specific properties of layered polymers can keep moisture from fouling sterile syringes or light and oxygen […]

  5. UW-La Crosse professor begins new podcast to spread knowledge about nuclear science

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Physics Professor Shelly Lesher

    UW-La Crosse Physics Professor Shelly Lesher loves to talk about nuclear science. So much, in fact, that her unique approaches were noticed when she was awarded a prestigious Yale Presidential Fellowship […]

  6. UW-Madison: Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

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    These days, researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the […]

  7. New maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty members Kim Beckmann and John Janssen showing off the results of their joint project, a map of the aquatic ecology of the Milwaukee harbor. A host of environmental agencies are using it to help them make decisions about what restoration projects they will undertake. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Four years in the making, a unique set of maps that show what lies under the water’s surface in the Milwaukee harbor is now available both online and on signage posted […]

  8. WiSys names UW-Parkside’s Dr. Francis Mann 2020 Innovator of the Year

    Photo of UW-Parkside's Dr. Francis Mann - feature photo

    For exemplary contributions to Wisconsin innovation, WiSys honors UW-Parkside’s Dr. Francis “Frannie” Mann as a 2020 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year. Mann, an associate professor of chemistry and […]

  9. UW-River Falls student Sophie Ackerman receives WiSys research grant

    Photo of UW-River Falls student Sophie Ackerman

    University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Sophie Ackerman is the recipient of a $4,000 Ambassador Grant by the WiSys organization to research loneliness and isolation. Ackerman’s research, “Combating the Effects of […]

  10. UW-Platteville student takes top prize in state research competition

    Photo of Joseph Creanza, a junior soil and crop science major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, who scored first place at the recent 2020 Student Research and Innovation Showcase.

    Joseph Creanza, a junior soil and crop science major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, scored first place at the recent 2020 Student Research and Innovation Showcase for his project, “Plant Essential Oils […]