1. UW-Stout online labs in computer networking keep students on track

    Photo of UW-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans

    University of Wisconsin-Stout junior Joshua Ferkans misses seeing his professors and fellow students while studying computer networking and information technology this semester. UW-Stout is using alternative learning methods because of the COVID-19 virus. However, his CNIT laboratory class moving to an alternative learning method went smoother than the Roberts resident expected and had some added benefits to […]

  2. Teaching from afar: UW-La Crosse finds creative ways to engage students remotely

    Photo of Colin Belby, associate professor of Geography, taking students on a virtual field trip to Bohemian Valley near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Belby uses a GoPro to record labs for his Earth Surface Processes and Landforms class.

    Masks made from paper bags. Outreach to local nonprofits. Remote connections to cutting-edge software. This is how some UW-La Crosse faculty are engaging their students in remote or online formats in the age of COVID-19. “Teaching online takes months of planning and preparation, and we had to make the change in just a couple weeks,” […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Women in STEM Career Day inspires at UW-Platteville

    Photo of participants in UW-Plattevile's Women in STEM Careers Day

    This fall, 160 high school students attended UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM Career Day. Participants learned about career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through exciting demonstrations and hands-on projects working in teams. Each year, over 650 women and girls benefit from STEM programs at UW-Platteville, which has seen female enrollment in the College of Engineering, Mathematics […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. WiSys names UW-Green Bay’s Prof. Md Maruf Hossain 2019 Innovator of the Year

    Photo of UW-Green Bay’s Md Maruf Hossain, center

    UW-Green Bay’s Md Maruf Hossain (center) received the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award by WiSys. As a teacher and inventor, this assistant professor of engineering technology has helped build a culture of innovation on campus and across the UW System. His interest in electrical power systems and renewable energy, along with […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. UW-Platteville faculty, students develop eco-friendly material for 3-D printing

    Photo of UW-Platteville developing eco-friendly material for 3-D printing.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Dr. John Obielodan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Dr. Joseph Wu, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Platteville, are collaborating through two research grants that they received from the WiSys Technology Foundation and the UW System to develop a thermoplastic biocomposite for 3D printing. Together, along with […]

  9. A UW-Madison video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

    Image of UW-Madison empathy game

    A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship, it needs to build emotional rapport with the local alien inhabitants. The aliens speak a different language but their facial expressions are remarkably humanlike. This fantastical scenario is the premise of a video game developed for middle […]

  10. UW-Whitewater undergraduates win a first-ever international student competition

    Photo of UltraHaptics Students Challenge first-place award, won by a team of three UW-Whitewater undergraduates

    UW-Whitewater media arts and game development students won first place in an international competition held in Pisa, Italy. Under the mentorship of Nick Hwang, assistant professor of communication, students Luke Lamberg, Nicole Nelson, and Brandon Hanabarger created a hand therapy musical game in which physical therapy patients or persons with limited hand mobility do hand […]