1. UW-Milwaukee program that aims to build diversity in sciences produces first graduates

    Photo of Bryn Glennon (left) and Mara Charpentier (third from left), who are two of the first three UWM graduates from the PECS program, which aims to boost the number of students from underrepresented groups who become engineers and computer scientists. With them are Wilkistar Otieno (right), associate professor of engineering, and Christine Beimborn, STEM outreach specialist in engineering. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. In May, the first three students graduated from a […]

  2. Solving the world’s toughest problems: UW-La Crosse student-faculty research has wide range of applications

    Photo of UW-La Crosse senior Kaelan Engholdt, who with the help of Assistant Professor David Mathias, has created an "extinction event" operator that allows computers to more effectively solve complex problems.

    A UW-La Crosse student may hold the key to solving some of the world’s most complex problems. And that’s thanks to student-faculty research opportunities available to students in many majors. […]

  3. High-performance computing workshops scheduled for high school students at UW-Eau Claire

    Photo of Dr. Nora Mitchell, UW-Eau Claire assistant professor of biology, who will direct a workshop for Upward Bound students on using the supercomputing cluster to build evolutionary trees to understand relationships among species. Mitchell is shown in this photo working with UW-Eau Claire students in a biology class lab. (Photo by Shane Opatz)

    Some Eau Claire high school students will get firsthand experiences this week in the first summer workshops for high-performance computing, all taught by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty and staff […]

  4. UW-Madison: Self-powered implantable device stimulates fast bone healing, then disappears without a trace

    Photo of UW–Madison Professor Xudong Wang holding a fracture electrostimulation device he and his lab designed. When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing. JASON DALEY

    In 2017, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. Typically, it takes about 12 weeks for a collarbone to fully […]

  5. UW-Stevens Point is among first to offer new science education major

    Photo of UWSP student Christina Mitchell

    UW-Stevens Point will offer a new science education degree this fall, one of the first in the University of Wisconsin System. The natural science for science teaching certification is a collaborative bachelor’s degree […]

  6. UW-Eau Claire research project focuses on cybersecurity in businesses

    Photo of senior Sara Hansen, who is working on a research project focusing on cybersecurity in the business world, a longtime interest of the UW-Eau Claire accounting major. She received the College of Business’ 2021-22 James R. and Vicki Lord Larson Undergraduate Research Fellowship. (Photo by Bill Hoepner)

    Sara Hansen grew up working alongside her father, a self-employed jack-of-all-trades who made his living juggling multiple business projects. “I would help my dad with his many business projects, which […]

  7. UW-Stout graphic design major’s GOAT Milk? concept gets national acclaim

    Photo of Daniel Nesja’s GOAT Milk? advertising campaign, which took a silver in the American Advertising Awards. / Contributed photo

    Nesja’s print design earns silver in American Advertising Awards An advertising concept by a University of Wisconsin-Stout graphic design major has earned a second major honor. In the spring, Daniel […]

  8. Mission to Mars: UW-La Crosse alum to talk June 23 about working with Mars rover

    Photo of Andrea Connell, ’08, who is part of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, which has helped oversee planning and operations for the Mars Perseverance Rover. Connell will discuss the project during the next installment of the UWL Alumni Association’s What’s New Wednesdays series June 23, 2021.

    How to watch Andrea Connell will discuss her work on the Mars Perseverance rover at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, during the UWL Alumni Associations’ What’s New Wednesdays series. […]

  9. UW-Parkside undergrad wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

    Photo of UW-Parkside undergraduate Gabrielle Richardson, who won the Big Idea Tournament in 2021

    Gabrielle Richardson, a UW-Parkside pre-med undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Criminal Justice, is the winner of the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament. The tournament was sponsored by UW System and the […]

  10. Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

    Photo of Madison, which is increasingly being noticed as a hub of tech innovation, inspired in part by UW–Madison technology and graduates. PHOTO: BRYCE RICHTER

    The strong growth of Madison’s technology sector is drawing attention nationwide. The boom is fueled in part by UW–Madison, which provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated […]