1. UW-Madison makes it easier to pursue a career in data science and analytics

    Photo of the 2016 class of the professional master’s program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis. Photo credit: UW-Madison

    A new website makes it easier for professionals to tap into UW–Madison graduate programs that prepare them for careers in the burgeoning field of data science and analytics. The demand for data science and analytics jobs is projected to grow […]

  2. Cancer research project provides UW-Superior students with hands-on experience

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien, left, who is hopeful that her research will aid in better understanding muscle and immune development to provide insight into rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a devastating pediatric muscle cancer.

    Research involving zebrafish at UW-Superior could play a role in learning more about a pediatric cancer Fluorescent light illuminates rows of tanks organized neatly on three shelves. Small black and white fish circle about. As recirculating water bubbles, it’s a […]

“… A system that performs as a system when it needs to, that has collective impact, that adds value to the institutions and to the state, that values the diversity of institutional type, and is respected and admired in Wisconsin and throughout the world not just as the University of Wisconsin, but also as the University for Wisconsin.”

UW System President Ray Cross
  1. UW-La Crosse helping grow Wisconsin tourism

    Photo of Ross Ramsey, who appreciates the small class sizes and interaction with faculty of UW-La Crosse’s tourism emphasis. He hopes to land an internship either at a Wisconsin convention and visitors bureau, or a Midwestern amusement park.

    Twenty years ago when you thought of Wisconsin tourism, you probably thought of the Wisconsin Dells. Now it’s a statewide business that generates an estimated $20 billion each year, along with 193,000 jobs. Local business owners and entrepreneurs are working to position themselves to capture part of the tourism pie. And, the Recreation Management and […]

  2. UW-Eau Claire student researchers study nitrate levels in area private wells

    Photo of homeowner Katie Wehling, who is eager to work with Dexter Zebro, an environmental public health major, on a study to determine how nitrates get into private wells. More than 100 samples from private wells — including Wehling’s — in Eau Claire County have been collected.

    When Katie Wehling and her family moved into their hobby farm 10 miles south of Eau Claire, they loved everything about their new home except that the nitrate levels in their water were elevated, which appears to be a common issue in their township. “With young children, we are especially concerned about our drinking water,” […]

  1. UW-Green Bay student Sam Hunt takes winning idea to international competition

    UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur Sam Hunt’s The Local Food Experiment won the state’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), sponsored by WiSys. The win earns Sam $2,500 and a trip to compete at the International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah, May 10-11. At the international competition, Sam was up against teams from Harvard, Iowa, Michigan State, Tulane, Quinnipiac, Mississippi, and […]

  2. ​Chemical engineering student finds her passion, career at UW-Stevens Point

    Photo of Farrah Scears

    When she graduates May 19, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student Farrah Scears will begin a career in a high-demand field in which only 23 percent are women. As a chemical engineer, she will work as a chemical vendor for Buckman Laboratories of Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in tissue manufacturing. Double majoring in chemical engineering and paper […]

  1. Six UW-Stout students are university’s first mechanical engineering graduates

    Photo of the six students who are the first UW-Stout mechanical engineer graduates, left to right, Steve Dillon, Jamison Noye, Ryan Monroe, Zachary Johnson, David Zalusky and Kevin Larson.

    When he was a teenager growing up in Farmington, Minn., Ryan Monroe loved working with BMX bicycles and found he had a knack for fixing them and optimizing them to improve the ride. After earning an Associate of Arts degree at Inver Hills Community College and then attending Minnesota State College in Mankato for a […]

  2. UW-La Crosse grad, USGS scientist takes aim at Great Lakes invaders

    Photo of UWL December graduate and U.S. Geological Survey Biologist Nick Schloesser who worked at USGS as an undergraduate student. He began a full-time career at USGS after his 2008 graduation and continued while earning his UWL master’s degree in biology. Through a “career pathways” position, he was able to build his master’s thesis around a project that would be important to protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem and its fisheries.

    Sea lamprey have a nasty bite. This blood-sucking parasite could kill more than 100 million pounds of Great Lakes fish annually if left unchecked, according to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. “If we didn’t have controls, we wouldn’t have a fishery to speak of — recreational, commercial or tribal,” says Marc Gaden, communications director for the […]