1. UW-La Crosse scientists, students begin new experiment to bring back the forests

    UW-La Crosse Professor Meredith Thomsen plants a tree in an open field with help from a graduate student

    On a highway south of La Crescent, Minnesota, a sea of grass waves in the spring breeze. The open landscape is a stark contrast to the forest that once grew here along Hwy. 26.  More than 100 years ago, the Upper Mississippi River Valley floodplain supported diverse native plants and trees — the perfect habitat

  2. UW-Madison: For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

    MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power — resulting in longer battery life, faster wireless communication and faster processing speeds for devices like smartphones and laptops. But a number of challenges have impeded the development of

  3. Print ready: UW-Stout students, staff help Boy Scouts earn graphic arts merit badges

    Students in the Graphic Communications major worked with multiple boy scout troops in the labs within the Communication Technologies building. On this day, the boy scouts created books from start to finish, and screen printed their own t-shirts. The boy scouts all earned their Graphic Arts Merit Badge for participating and completing the projects. The event took place at UW-Stout on Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Menomonie, Wis. — A group of young men recently inched closer to living out the imperative that guides them and has guided other young men like them for more than a century: be prepared. The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America brought 13 boys from seven troops to University of Wisconsin-Stout’s graphic

  4. Expert movers: UW-La Crosse students help fill local health gaps

    UWL graduate student Elizabeth Skaer helps lead a free fitness program for Summit Elementary School staff. The program is one of many community health and wellness programs led by UWL Physical Therapy students this semester.

    La Crosse, Wis.—UW-La Crosse (UWL) graduate student Elizabeth Skaer yells “Go!” and the gym is a wave of motion. Fluorescent lights beat down as Summit Elementary School staff members begin high stepping, jumping rope and crunching into sit ups. Special Education teacher Kasey Pomeroy is panting, but smiling. She wears a hot pink tank top

  5. UW-Oshkosh innovative pilot program helps meet IT workforce demands

    Governor Walker and UW Oshkosh Chancellor Leavitt

    Gov. Scott Walker joined University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and UW System officials June 1 to announce a pilot program that will increase the number of information technology professionals in the state. Within the new undergraduate degree program, students can complete their first year of study while in high school, reducing time to earn a bachelor’s degree

  6. UW-Stevens Point named U.S. Green Ribbon School for sustainability

    UWSP Biology Field Trip

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. It is one of nine Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees in the nation. UW-Stevens Point was selected as the top Wisconsin institution of higher education for Green Ribbon Schools and advanced for consideration at the national level. This award acknowledges the

  7. UW-Stout student lands foster care internship in Washington, D.C.

    UW-Stout human development and family studies student Tonisha Hora has been chosen to work with a federal legislator on child welfare policies during an internship this summer.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Ever since she arrived at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Tonisha Hora has supported other students who have lived in foster homes. This summer she will get the chance to make a nationwide impact on issues affecting children in foster care. Hora, a senior, has been selected by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute