1. UW-Eau Claire researchers help police department address issues with back pain

    Photo of Mark Vang, an officer with the Eau Claire Police Department, who is looking at a vest he will wear as part of a research project with UW-Eau Claire kinesiology students and faculty to determine if the vests will help ease back pain among police officers.

    Officer Mark Vang and his colleagues at the Eau Claire Police Department know the physical and mental demands that go with careers in law enforcement can lead to all sorts of health issues. After all, stress, long hours in a squad car and apprehending suspects all can take a toll on their bodies. While it […]

  2. UW-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute launches new major project to prevent spread of invasive species

    The Lake Superior Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Superior has launched the Great Waters Research Collaborative. Research will focus on preventing introductions and spread of invasive species by ships.

    The UW-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) announced the launch of its Great Waters Research Collaborative (GWRC), a major project devoted to assessing effectiveness of tools for sustainable industrial, commercial and public use of the nation’s Great Waters, especially green shipping. The project’s immediate focus is assessing the effectiveness of ballast water management systems (BWMS) at preventing […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee developed app to help protect patients’ brains during surgery

    Photo of UWM students and faculty working on the medical app

    The work of some UW-Milwaukee (UWM) students is literally helping make people’s lives better. The students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Incredibly, patients are awake during the surgery. The app, called NeuroMapper, […]

  4. UW-Stout receives national cybersecurity designation

    Photo of UW-Stout students Pierce Lannue, left, and Stephen Felton, who are working in a computer networking and information technology lab in October in Fryklund Hall. UW-Stout has been named a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

    The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security want to ensure that the United States is prepared to defend itself from cybersecurity threats, one reason they support the Centers of Academic Excellence throughout the country. University of Wisconsin-Stout, officially, is on board. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, four UW-Stout representatives accepted the university’s new […]

  5. Full STEM Ahead: UW-La Crosse McNair Scholars program continues with $1.1 million grant

    The successful UW-La Crosse program that prepares first generation, low income and underrepresented students for graduate school will continue. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the university’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program just over $1.1 million to continue the program for five more academic years, with funding through September 2022. The program will receive $231,729 each […]

  6. UW-Eau Claire geography students gain geospatial skills, industry connections

    Photo of geography majors learning to use sophisticated geospatial technologies during a fieldwork class this fall thanks to partnerships with industry leaders.

    UW-Eau Claire geography students in a field studies class recently spent a day flying drones and using other high-end geospatial technologies at an Eau Claire area sand mine thanks to partnerships between the university and private businesses. The hands-on fieldwork at the Litchfield Mine gave Blugolds a “rare opportunity” to use and evaluate an array […]

  7. New UW-Superior class helps veterans adjust to academic life

    Photo of aerial view of UW-Superior campus

    Setting foot on a college campus requires a great deal of adjustment for many students. Budgeting time for classes, studying, extracurricular activities and even just a few moments of rest and relaxation can be a stressful situation. The environment can be even tougher for student veterans. While the process of regaining familiarity with civilian life […]

  8. UW-Platteville leads summit to address rural health care needs

    Photo of a UW-Platteville student working in a health lab

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville hosted an inaugural Health Care Summit on Nov. 8, engaging major stakeholders in the region in order to explore issues and needs in rural health care. “We want to explore how we – as higher education institutions – can collaborate to help fill those needs,” said Dr. Wayne […]

  9. UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

    Photo of Melissa Farquhar (left) and Erin McGlynn, UW–Madison professional students, standing outside the Clarke mobile entomology lab, where they are working to identify mosquitoes to assist mosquito-control efforts following Hurricane Harvey. (Photos courtesy Erin McGlynn and Melissa Farquhar)

    As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to help trap and identify mosquitoes. Part […]

  10. UW-Green Bay students excel with Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program

    Photo of students participating in Gateways to Phoenix Success program, a free, high-impact, year-long experience for first-year students that provides the tools and support for college success.

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has seen a dramatic expansion of its Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program over the last two years. The program now enrolls 234 students across 10 different GPS sections. This is an increase of more than 100 students since 2015. The only program of its kind in Wisconsin, GPS is […]