1. UW-La Crosse PA partner program is prescription for area’s healthcare demand for 20 years

    Photo of the UWL-Gundersen-Mayo Physician Assistant Program, which has helped meet demand for PAs, particularly in the tri-state area. PAs examine, diagnose, treat, assist in surgery, and prescribe medication in hospitals to community health centers across the country.

    America is home to millions of aging baby boomers and more people with health insurance than ever before. That has helped push one profession in particular into the limelight. The physician assistant. Physician assistants practice medicine as one of three recognized types of healthcare providers along with nurse practitioners and physicians. The profession is repeatedly

  2. UW-Parkside celebrates SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab grand opening

    Photo of Kelly Semrau, Siva Shankar, Debbie Ford, and Emmanuel Otu

    Surrounded by business partners, community leaders and elected officials from southeastern Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and SC Johnson opened the SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab on the UW-Parkside campus. The newly renovated scientific lab in UW-Parkside’s Greenquist Hall is designed to meet the STEM talent needs of the future. The lab is named in

  3. Students in UW-Stout LAKES program present research in Menomonie, Chetek

    Photo of UW-Stout biology instructor Arthur Kneeland, left, working with LAKES REU students Elise Martinez, center, and Sarah Mack in a university lab. They are growing corn and other plants in sediment taken from a local waterway.

    Menomonie, Wis. — New studies on the Red Cedar River watershed, including Lake Menomin, Tainter Lake and the Chetek chain of lakes, were presented in forums in Menomonie and Chetek in early August. Thirteen university students from around the U.S. explained their summer research to the public at the Raw Deal restaurant in Menomonie and

  4. High-flying fieldwork: UW-La Crosse researchers use drone technology to help combat invasive wetland plant

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student Zachary Woodcock, left, who earned a summer research grant to use drones to conduct aerial surveys of purple loosestrife, an aquatic invasive plant with help from UWL faculty mentor and remote sensing scientist, Niti Mishra, right. Here Woodcock takes a drone survey test flight at the La Crosse River Delta near Bangor, Wisconsin.

    For more than a decade, members of the Brice Prairie Conservation Association have been releasing beetles to control the spread of an invasive flowering plant that is degrading regional wetlands and with them, wildlife habitat. The BPCA is attempting to stop Purple Loosestrife across selected areas of Brice Prairie and the Lake Onalaska area, in

  5. UW-Madison hosts businesses from around Wisconsin and beyond

    Photo: A series of talks, titled RED Talks, are present by UW faculty and staff during the Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) Day On Campus event held in Varsity Hall in Union South at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 23, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

    Representatives from 88 businesses visited the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus on Aug. 23 to learn how to get ahead by tapping UW–Madison resources. Some of the attendees already work with the university to recruit employees, partner on research, or license products and processes, while others are just getting started. “This biennial event is the only

  6. Positive STEPS: Andersen engineering manager, UW-Stout ’02 grad, sets example for girls

    Kari Berthiaume helps STEPS for Girls participants with their robot projects in an engineering lab at UW-Stout.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a group of 10 girls in teal T-shirts assembled robots in a University of Wisconsin-Stout lab, Kari Berthiaume thought back to when she was in middle school. “I wish I had the opportunity to do something like this when I was that age. It’s a key time for them to explore

  7. Houston hero now a UW-Green Bay Phoenix

    UW-Green Bay freshman and Houston native James Finley moved onto campus Aug. 31 with quite a story to tell. Finley, a member of the Green Bay swimming and diving team, along with his family members, have been actively rescuing friends and neighbors stranded in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Before making the 23-hour trek to

  8. UW-Whitewater student grows a passion for agriculture in the classroom

    UW-Whitewater graduate student and classroom teacher in the Adams-Friendship School District, Heather Gayton on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the UW-Whitewater campus garden.

    When classes resume in September at Adams-Friendship Elementary School, fifth-grade teacher Heather Gayton will be more than ready to welcome her new students. She already memorized their names. Over the summer, she spent time at her students’ baseball games, met with them on the playground, familiarized herself with their tastes in music, and identified ways

  9. UW-Stout classes mentor middle-schoolers at Ojibwe School in Hayward

    UW-Stout student Skylar Kitchner leads a career and education development activity with LCO sixth-graders.

    Stepping into classrooms at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward this spring and seeing bright, eager-to-learn children brought back many childhood memories for Noelle Metoxen. “It reminded me of my grade school with the small classes, like how I grew up in tribal school,” said Metoxen, a member of the Oneida tribe who

  10. UW–Madison team earns Hyperloop competition innovation award

    Badgerloop, a team made up mainly of University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Sunday (Aug. 27, 2017) in California. Hyperloop, a concept promoted by SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is a high-speed transportation system that would carry passengers in pods