1. Exploring Egypt: UWL professor, alums creating 3D database of ancient statues

    Photo of UWL Professor Dave Anderson and alums Nicolette Pegarsch (upper right) and Shannon Casey, who spent January 2022 scanning statues of the goddess Sekhmet at the Mut Temple in Luxor, Egypt. Pegarsch and Casey described it as the trip of a lifetime.

    Imagine walking around an ancient Egyptian temple or holding a 4,000-year-old artifact in the palm of your hand. UWL’s David Anderson is bringing people as close to that experience as possible […]

  2. Student researches virtual, augmented reality in construction, helps implement in curricula

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Allison Stencil

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Allison Stencil’s research project has her viewing construction sites through a new lens. The construction management and construction safety management double major is researching the use […]

  3. UW-Platteville students explore new methods of energy harvesting

    Photo of UW-Platteville student Jordan Meciej

    A group of mechanical engineering majors at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are researching new ways to harvest energy and will present their findings to legislators, state leaders and the public […]

  4. 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, […]

  5. Making self-driving cars smarter: UW-Whitewater professor wins $200,000 NSF grant to enhance driving technology

    Photo of Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles.

    Haijian Sun, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to build advanced communication systems for self-driving vehicles. “In […]

  6. UW-Madison: Ultraprecise atomic clock poised for new physics discoveries

    Photo of one of the first steps in creating the optical atomic clocks used in this study, which is to cool strontium atoms to near absolute zero in a vacuum chamber, which makes them appear as a glowing blue ball floating in the chamber. IMAGE PROVIDED BY SHIMON KOLKOWITZ

    University of Wisconsin–Madison physicists have made one of the highest performance atomic clocks ever, they announced Feb. 16 in the journal Nature. Their instrument, known as an optical lattice atomic […]

  7. UW-Platteville electrical engineering students selected to present carbon nanotube research

    Photo of UW-Platteville student presenting research on electrical engineering at 2022 Research in the Rotunda event

    Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville electrical engineering students will showcase their research project, “Carbon Nanotube Electronics” at this year’s Research in the Rotunda held on March 9 in the state Capitol. Devon Lee, a junior […]

  8. UW-La Crosse youth camp offers crash course in STEM fields

    Photo: UWL's Hands-On Science camp June 22 and 23 will expose middle school students to a wide range of activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    From making bouncy balls to solving a kidnapping, middle school students can gain hands-on experiences in the STEM fields during UW-La Crosse’s Hands-On Science camp June 22 and 23. The camp, intended […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire receives major NSF grant for summer undergraduate research

    Photo of Dr. Rahul Gomes, assistant professor of computer science, talking with student researcher Avi Devy Mohan about their 2021 research, which was a collaborative project with Mayo Clinic Health System.

    In late January, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received an award from the National Science Foundation, which will offer opportunities for students to combine high-performance computing with multidisciplinary undergraduate research. […]

  10. 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 […]