1. UW-Platteville unveils state-of-the-art Cyberlab to train top cybersecurity professionals

    Photo of UW-Platteville celebrating the grand opening of its newly renovated Cyberlab, equipped with the latest technologies and tools to prepare students for the burgeoning field of cybersecurity. (Photo by UW-Platteville)

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated Cyberlab on Jan. 25. The lab has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility designed to attract, recruit and train top cybersecurity talent. With cyber threats becoming increasingly common, the need for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

  2. Thao credits UWO education with skills, confidence needed as Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023

    Photo of Pandora Thao, center, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023, flanked by Paneng Thao, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 2nd Princess; and Pa Voua Yang, Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 1st Princess. (Photo courtesy of Thao)

    A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumna said her leadership role as Miss Hmong Wisconsin 2023 allowed her to advocate for Hmong youth, supporting them in their pursuit of life goals and dreams. Pandora Paj Nra Thao of Madison, a spring 2022 graduate who earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology and an emphasis in […]

  3. UW-River Falls students excel in animal welfare competition

    Photo of UW-River Falls students who participated in the American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Assessment Contest held in November at UWRF. The students are working on one of the animal welfare judging projects that were part of the competition that included participants from 24 universities from North America and Europe. Contributed photo.

    University team, individuals perform well against schools from North America, Europe When a team of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students competed in a competition at their home campus that included peers from across North America and Europe, it was an opportunity to learn from experts and students about animal welfare. The American Veterinary Medical Association […]

  4. UW-Parkside to open new human identification and forensic anthropology lab

    Photo of Dr. Keith Biddle, a forensic and molecular anthropologist who will serve as the lab manager. He is an assistant professor at UW-Parkside in the departments of Criminal Justice and Anthropology. (UW-Parkside)

    The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will debut a new Human Identification and Forensic Anthropology Lab for the Spring 2024 semester. The fully functioning forensic anthropology facility will be capable of providing a full and detailed biological profile of unknown decedents. Using the most up-to-date statistical software available, the analyses will be able to include metric and […]

  5. UWO Students Conduct R&D for Wisconsin-based Whirl-Pak

    Photo of UW Oshkosh graduate student Erick Carranza who says working on R&D for Whirl-Pak has broadened his skills.

    Water research can result in a lot of plastic waste. High-quality sample collection — such as that for researching emerging contaminants like perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — requires sterilized containers that, unfortunately, can’t be reused or even recycled in most cases. Is there an economical and efficient way to reduce the waste? Product engineers […]

  6. UWM scientist lands $542,000 NSF award for modeling virtual tumor tissues

    Photo of Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, who specializes in computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in their surroundings. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Cancerous tumors don’t happen in a vacuum. They develop in a cellular soup that can contribute to the disease’s progression. Mahsa Dabagh, a biomedical engineer at UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, knows this first-hand. Her specialty is computational modeling of how cells and organelles inside of cells sense and respond to changes in […]

  7. Taking the next step: UWL Recreation Management master’s helps working professionals harness their potential

    Photo of Kristine Patterson (second from left), who applied her UWL master's capstone project to host an "Unplug to Reconnect" event at UW-Superior.

    UW-La Crosse alumni are making big career moves thanks to the skills and experiences they gained from UWL’s online Recreation Management – Professional Development master’s program. While serving as a recreation coordinator for the Berwyn Park District in Berwyn, Illinois, Nicole Collier was exploring ways to take the next step in her career. Collier’s boss suggested UWL’s […]

  8. WEDC grant helps UWEC students live and teach in rural communities

    Photo of Glenwood Commons, a new housing site in Rice Lake funded through a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant, which provides housing to UW-Eau Claire students completing student teaching and internships.

    Maia Reissner wanted a career in education ever since the third grade. “I had a fantastic teacher who showed me hands-on learning and the social-emotional aspect of education,” says Reissner, a 2023 elementary-middle education graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She chose UW-Eau Claire because of the program’s historic reputation. However, the Rib Lake […]

  9. Watershed Game Makes Water Science Fun for Students and Educators

    Photo of Wisconsin educators learning how to play and teach the Watershed Game.

    On a bitterly cold morning in January, teachers and educators from around northeast Wisconsin gathered at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve to learn how to play and teach the Sea Grant Watershed Game. The interactive board game helps students and local leaders understand the connection between land use and water quality. Through a series of active, hands-on simulations, participants learn […]

  10. UW-Milwaukee guarantees admission to regional tech college graduates

    Photo of UWM Chancellor Mark Mone (center) and the leaders of four regional technical colleges, who signed an agreement Tuesday to smooth the path for tech school graduates to attend the university. From left are MATC President Vicki Martin, WCTC President Richard Barnhouse, Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald and Gateway President Ritu Raju. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has reached new agreements with four regional technical colleges that will guarantee admission for their graduates and make transferring credits to UWM a simple, stress-free process. It’s one of the latest ways UWM continues to reduce barriers for students to attend college so they can earn a life-changing education. The agreements […]