1. New UW-Stout cybersecurity major aims to take a bite out of internet crime

    Photo of Professor Holly Yuan instructing students in a computer networking lab at UW-Stout. / UW-Stout

    Cybersecurity has become an issue of personal, national and international concern, with internet attacks harming individuals, businesses, government institutions and drawing scrutiny in U.S. elections. Americans lost $6.9 billion in […]

  2. UW-Madison hurricane application gets upgrade in time for 2022 hurricane season

    Photo of three concurrent Atlantic hurricanes captured by geostationary weather satellite GOES-East on Sept. 8, 2017. Hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose were among several destructive storms that year which devastated parts of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the US. The Advanced Dvorak Technique, developed by CIMSS researchers, allows forecasters to rapidly determine tropical cyclone intensity, giving advanced warnings of storm potential and aiding emergency planning. IMAGE COURTESY RICK KOHRS

    With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane approaching in June, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center will have access to the most advanced storm measurement software yet […]

  3. UW-Platteville to offer summer coding camps to high school students

    Photo of student in UW-Platteville's cybersecurity program

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is offering three interactive summer coding camps for high school students. The first camp, Computer Games Programming, will run from Wednesday, June 8 through […]

  4. UW-Platteville’s Getz joins elite group of forensic anthropologists with highest professional certification

    Photo of Dr. Sara Getz

    Dr. Sara Getz, assistant professor of forensic investigation at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville earned the highest professional certification available in her field and is now a Diplomate of the American Board […]

  5. Reimagining law enforcement: UWL human rights policing course building compassion among officers

    Photo of UW-La Crosse Associate Professor Peter Marina, who teaches a course with his father, longtime New Orleans Police Officer Pedro Marina, designed to teach law enforcement to uphold each person's human rights.

    When Wisconsin Capitol Police Officer Andrew Hyatt crosses paths with someone who is homeless, he doesn’t see a person who is a problem. He sees a person who has a […]

  6. UW-Madison: New lightweight super material could battle bullets, deflect space debris

    Photo of Ramathasan Thevamaran

    University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, […]

  7. Research to application — Fog detection software helps airlines keep travelers safe

    Satellite image: In 2021, the GOES-R Fog and Low Stratus satellite product became operational in National Weather Service offices across the country. Helping airlines and passengers avoid costly delays and warning smaller aircraft of potential danger. Credit: Corey Calvert

    Fog and low stratus clouds over airports can create dangerous travel conditions that result in costly delays and disrupted travel plans. The US National Weather Service offices monitor and issue warnings […]

  8. UWO’s new cybersecurity center offers experience with real-world cyber threats

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student working at computer

    The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has opened a new cybersecurity center, providing new space for research, training and outreach related to cybersecurity, in a partnership with the Wisconsin Cyber Threat […]

  9. A greener business model: How the private sector can lead where government hasn’t

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee professor Melissa Scanlan, who provides a blueprint for an alternate business model that incorporates green practices, pays living wages and preserves community jobs in her new book, “Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy.” (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    Countries have debated how to combat climate change since the early 1990s. And yet little progress has been made as governments grapple with how to set and enforce emissions-reduction commitments. […]

  10. UW-Madison: Real-time video of scenes hidden around corners is now possible

    Screenshot of video: As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene — from around a corner. With further refinements, the technology could find uses in search-and-rescue, defense and medical imaging. (Caution: Video contains flashing lights, which may be a problem for some people, including those with photosensitive epilepsy or a history of migraines and headaches.)

    As Ji Hyun Nam slowly tosses a stuffed cat toy into the air, a real-time video captures the playful scene at a 20th century webcam clip — a mere five […]