1. Crystal growing contest gives middle, high school students a peek inside UW-Madison chemistry department

    Darya Pronina of Waunakee Middle School and a friend look on as Dan Frankel, from the scientific instrument maker Bruker Corp., demonstrates a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer in the UW–Madison Chemistry Department. (Photo by Libby Dowdall)

    Hundreds of middle and high school students from across Wisconsin enjoyed some hands-on chemistry experience this spring through a crystal-growing contest organized by the University of Wisconsin—Madison Chemistry Department. Working individually or in small teams, participants started growing crystals from two safe materials on March 1, says organizer Ilia Guzei, director of an X-ray diffraction laboratory

  2. Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    Roof built underground at UW-Whitewater puts safety to the test

    If you visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus gardens to appreciate the late-summer abundance and took a slight detour to the lower level of the Ambrose Health Center, you’d be met with an unexpected sight: a full-scale model of a residential roof built inside of the building, in a spacious room that houses the Occupational

  3. UW-Platteville concussion research reveals surprising evidence about football and brain injury

    Dr. Matthew Rogatzki draws the blood from the football player prior to a JV game for analysis of biomarkers.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Concussion research recently conducted by Dr. Matthew Rogatzki, assistant professor of health and human performance at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and his research team suggests something that may be surprising – that playing football in the absence of concussion injury is no more dangerous to the brain than any other sport. A