1. UW-Milwaukee encourages undergraduate research

    Photo of undergraduate research at UW-Milwaukee

    UW-Milwaukee is committed to encouraging undergraduate research, even starting as soon as the summer before freshman year. More than 1,000 UWM undergrads are involved in research each year, on topics ranging from 3D printing of bone scaffolds to preserving a long-forgotten 16-millimeter film archive. UWM is one of two universities nationwide honored in 2018 by […]

  2. UW-River Falls physics major conducting ground-breaking physics research

    Photo of UW-River Falls physics major Roman Alvarado is conducting ground-breaking robotics research that could change the lives of amputees around the world.

    UW-River Falls physics major Roman Alvarado is conducting ground-breaking robotics research that could change the lives of amputees around the world. The senior is working on the design and construction of a Myoelectric Partial Hand Prosthesis. The university offers students like Roman opportunities to conduct research as part of their academic experience as early as […]

  3. Two UW-Superior students help Superior identify its retail future

    Photo of UW-Superior undergraduate student researchers Obiageli Ekwunwa (left) and Opeyemi Omiwale

    For UW-Superior students Opeyemi Omiwale and Obiageli Ekwunwa, getting involved in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program turned into a project that not only benefited them, but also the City of Superior. Both seniors from Nigeria, the two brought fresh perspectives to help revitalize the area’s retail industry. Read the full story about Opeyemi Omiwale […]

  4. UW-Platteville student designs Mars greenhouse concept for NASA

    Photo of Eva Birtell, a junior environmental horticulture and biology major who completed a NASA research internship

    UW-Platteville student Eva Birtell’s research is out of this world, literally. The junior environmental horticulture and biology major is part of a student team that placed in the top five in a NASA-sponsored challenge to propose greenhouse concepts for Mars. Birtell joined the challenge after completing an internship at NASA, where she contributed to research on […]

  5. UW-Stout undergraduate receives national award from Men in Education Network

    Photo of UW-Stout undergraduate Dylan Lubs, who recently became the first-ever undergraduate to receive the Men in Education award from the National Association for Education of Young Children.

    UW-Stout’s Dylan Lubs recently became the first-ever undergraduate to receive the Men in Education award from the National Association for Education of Young Children. This early childhood education major from Chippewa Falls conducted research with Professor Jill Klefstad about male early childhood educators and was part of a faculty-led study experience in Nepal. Read the […]

  6. Connecting K-12 to UW-La Crosse Caribbean research

    Photo of Caribbean research made possible by a National Science Foundation grant that allowed UW-La Crosse faculty to partner with K-12 teachers and their students to share UWL research on the cutting edge of marine biology.

    UW-La Crosse faculty hope to inspire students to pursue futures in science. Biology Department faculty members took five K-12 teachers to Belize in January to study bioluminescent ostracods in the Caribbean. UWL alumna and 2018 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year Maggie McHugh was among those who shared their experiences and data with students […]

  7. UW-Parkside students win Big Idea Competition

    Photo of Mya Peterson and Sam Rozzoni, UW-Parkside students who won the UW-Parkside Big Idea Award in 2019.

    UW-Parkside is proud to announce that Mya Peterson and Sam Rozzoni have earned the 2019 UW-Parkside Big Idea award for their research project about new nutrition supplements for aging populations. With the guidance and support of Dr. Daryl Sauer, the team is working on a molecule that has the potential to enhance physical performance and […]

  8. Marinette Campus professor researches possible link between environmental exposure to algae and Alzheimer’s

    Photo of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Professor Renee Richer, who is conducting research in Qatar which may someday help to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

    UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Professor Renee Richer’s research in Qatar may someday help to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Richer is studying neurotoxins found in algae blooms that seem to link a certain neurotoxin (called BMAA) to ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. In another study, she is collaborating with Green Bay and Marinette campus faculty, […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds help bring World War II history to life

    Photo of UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers who traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi.

    UW-Eau Claire history professor Dr. James Oberly and student researchers traveled to Budapest to help bring to life the World War II diaries of Dr. Maria Madi, who saved a young Jewish boy from persecution in Hungary. The Blugolds are creating a website and interactive storytelling tools to make the diaries — which are housed […]

  10. Getting into the business of undergraduate research at UW-Stevens Point

    As part of his undergraduate research, UW-Stevens Point junior Tyler Hillery is helping Central Wisconsin employers create a hiring process that minimizes employee turnover and saves training dollars. Hillery and his faculty adviser Nikolaus Butz are applying a “Grit Scale” of personality traits, such as courage and endurance, to help local businesses retain employees. Hillery […]