1. UW-Eau Claire: Treating patients like people key to effective nursing practices

    Nursing students train at the UW-Eau Claire bachelor of science in nursing program site in Marshfield.

    Good nurses know how to take patients’ blood pressure, do painless blood draws and check vital signs, but the most effective nurses also know how to make those patients feel like people. For Dr. Cheryl Lapp, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor of nursing, holistic patient care is at the heart of her teaching. Inspired

  2. UW-Milwaukee’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees

    Research done by Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik, left, and Meghan Wersel shows UWM’s green roofs provide important habitat for bees. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    UWM was abuzz this summer – especially on campus roofs. That’s where Conservation and Environmental Science majors Amanda Pastirik and Meghan Wersel spent much of their break, laying the groundwork for a long-term research project on the presence of pollinators – specifically honeybees and bumblebees – on the university’s green roofs. “There’s a lot of

  3. UW-Whitewater athletics contributes $7 million to region annually, study finds

    The powerhouse University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program is not only winning national championships and conference titles, it is also injecting millions of dollars into the region. That’s according to a study by the campus’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center, which looked at the financial impact of UW-Whitewater’s 20 intercollegiate teams. Researchers found the Warhawk athletic

  4. UW-Platteville wins bid to host engineering conference

    The SWE conference planning team. Pictured left to right (back row) are Tessa Janssen, Paige Black, Katie Carlson, Hannah Ihlenfeldt, Mandy Thompson, Lynsey Hanley and Kelsey Schillinger. Pictured left to right (front row) are Alyssa Whiteaker, Astrid Lavell, Amy True, Hailey Myers, Louise Lloyd and Steph Droessler (from the Professional SWE Dubuque). Not pictured: Ali Roth, Jane Beyer and Heather Hubbard.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host the Region H Conference Feb. 26–28, 2016. UW-Platteville will welcome over 700 collegiate members and professionals to campus who will have the opportunity to network and learn through breakout sessions, keynote speakers and much more. Since 2010, the number of women in engineering majors at

  5. UW-Stout engineering a solution: National grant to track outcomes of Nicaraguan village project

    UW-Stout student Trevor Sobtzak, left, takes GPS coordinates outside a home in Las Macias as Marling Garcia, center, and Anyel Garcia watch.

    Menomonie, Wis. — In Las Macias, Nicaragua, fresh water isn’t taken for granted. Each day, women and girls walk a half-mile or more one way on a steep, rocky path to a well and return home balancing five-gallon buckets of the precious resource on their heads. They make the trip seven to 10 times a

  6. UW-Eau Claire: Helping shape the future of commercial drone use

    UW-Eau Claire senior Syler Behrens

    Syler Behrens won’t graduate from UW-Eau Claire until May 2016 but she’s already helping to shape how geospatial technologies will be used in the booming commercial unmanned aircraft systems industry. Behrens, a senior geography and biology major with a talent and a passion for geospatial technologies, is working as an intern for Menet Aero Inc.,

  7. Labor relations ‘get real’ in this unique UW-Milwaukee program

    In the case of the School of Continuing Education’s Labor Relations Management certificate – those who can, also teach. And what they teach, it turns out, can’t be taught by many. “In addition to being one of the few schools in the country to offer labor relations in continuing education, we are the only one

  8. State investments in brownfields yield 14-fold return, UW-Whitewater study finds

    UW-Whitewater Study: The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Brownfields Investments

    Efforts to investigate, clean up and redevelop Wisconsin brownfields, fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more than 14-fold return on investment. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of the incentives. Over

  9. UW-Milwaukee lands share of $20 million NSF grant to help make safer nanoparticles

    Freshwater Sciences Professor Rebecca Klaper and her colleagues at the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology have received a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to help develop safer, more sustainable nanoparticles. The particles are already used in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Man-made nanoparticles are bits of material included in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. But what happens when something so small gets into the environment? Scientists still don’t know how these tiny particles interact with the environment and living things, said Rebecca Klaper, a scientist at the School of Freshwater Sciences at

  10. Learning by growing: Students dig into sustainability at UW-Sprout Campus Garden

    The UW-Sprout CSA Campus Garden is photographed Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Pictured is Brianna Shea, a environmental science sophomore from Hartford, WI, harvesting parsley. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — On a recent summer morning, sun shining, University of Wisconsin-Stout students picked cucumbers, patty pan summer squash, dragon tongue bush beans, parsley and other items from a well-tended row garden on north campus. After washing the vegetables and herbs in basins filled with water, three students loaded the day’s bounty into coolers,