1. UW-Stout students researching cyanobacteria in Red Cedar watershed

    Photo of UW-Stout LAKES REU students helping to weed a rain garden on the shores of Lake Menomin in Menomonie. The eight-week program studies issues related to cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, in the Red Cedar watershed and how the compromised water quality affects the area.

    Naomi Albert, a UW-Stevens Point senior majoring in natural resource planning, enjoys the interdisciplinary approach LAKES REU offers to trying to solve environmental problems. Albert is one of eight college students from around the U.S. who took part in LAKES, […]

  2. 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 […]

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UW System President Ray Cross
  1. 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 […]

  2. UW-La Crosse provides birds-eye business view

    Photo of UW-La Crosse drone used to help businesses

    In the last few years drones have become increasingly popular — not only as a techy new toy, but also as a tool to meet business needs in areas such as agriculture, mining and construction. Global sales of drones have more than tripled from $3 million in 2014 to an estimated $10 million this year, […]

  1. UW-Milwaukee researchers use big data to solve big problems

    Photo of Chiang-Ching (Spencer) Huang, who is using big data to search for a better way to detect and treat cancer.

    Big data. On the one hand, it’s information overload. On the other, it’s gold in the quest for faster, smarter tools that can be applied to automation – and just about everything else. That deluge of data is ripe for enabling artificial intelligence, machine learning and prediction analytics, collectively known as data science, which can […]

  2. UW-Green Bay, UW System Team Up with Green Bay Packers and Microsoft on TitletownTech

    Photo of UW-Green Bay, UW System Teaming Up with Green Bay Packers and Microsoft on TitletownTech

    GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin System are teaming up with the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft in a unique partnership to help launch new companies in Wisconsin, strengthening the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  UW-Green Bay and the UW System will provide an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at TitletownTech to help connect […]

  1. UW-Whitewater geography student to study with NASA this summer

    Photo of Shaundra "Shaunie" Rasmussen, UW-Whitewater graduating senior

    One UW-Whitewater graduating senior will go on to a NASA-sponsored research program this summer in Colorado and then to graduate school in California. But she will always remember that it began at the university in her own back yard. “I’m a (Whitewater) native,” said Shaundra “Shaunie” Rasmussen. “I actually didn’t intend to go on to […]

  2. Wisconsin Express program teaches UW-Madison students about health care in underserved areas

    Photo of students in the Wisconsin Express program in 2016. The program visits communities across Wisconsin to learn about public health dilemmas. COURTESY OF AHEC

    A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system. As a part of the Wisconsin Express program, which is organized by the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, the students will travel to 11 communities across Wisconsin, learning about […]