1. UW-Eau Claire: Increasing K-12 student literacy is goal of collaborative program

    Education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts participate in a workshop led by UW-Eau Claire education studies faculty. The workshop is part of a three-year program supported by a UW System Improving Teacher Quality grant.

    Two regional school districts will work to boost students’ literacy skills, thanks to a recent event at UW-Eau Claire. The university recently hosted 100 teachers, principals, and other education professionals from the Augusta and Cornell school districts for a workshop led by education studies faculty members Janine Fisk and Deb Pattee, and music education faculty

  2. Blugolds help city of Eau Claire improve sustainability, life through internship program

    Derek Dahlk, this summer's city of Eau Claire community planning department intern, stands in front of Eau Claire City Hall.

    UW-Eau Claire environmental studies students are working toward a greener Eau Claire community while simultaneously getting a valuable internship opportunity. For the last three years, Ned Noel, associate planner for the city of Eau Claire, has hired environmental studies students through a connection to UW-Eau Claire’s Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies. Past interns include

  3. UW-Eau Claire social work students first to research impacts of personalized music on caregivers

    Social work students Joyce Idárraga, left, and Alissa Peanasky, right, look at the iPods they used for their research project examining the impact of personalized music on dementia caregivers.

    UW-Eau Claire social work students are making a difference with never-done-before research on dementia caregivers — one personalized iPod at a time. Through a grant issued by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Long Term Care, associate professor of social work Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, professor emeritus Dr. Donald Mowry and four undergraduate social

  4. UW-Eau Claire’s innovative teaching brings real-world research into chemistry classrooms with help of prestigious grant

    UW-Eau Claire chemistry research students working with Dr. Sanchita Hati. From left: An Nam Hodac, Dr. Sanchita Hati, Lauren Adams and Ryan Andrews.

    A prestigious grant and an innovative teaching strategy by a pair of UW-Eau Claire chemistry professors will help increase the number of Blugolds who will graduate with real-world research experience. Dr. Sanchita Hati, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharyay, assistant professor of chemistry, received a $337,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of

  5. 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

  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. UW-Eau Claire: Great Lakes grant to fund 225 new STEM internships in Chippewa Valley

    UW-Eau Claire biology major Allison Ban-Herr helped locate and identify invasive plant species as an intern with Beaver Creek Reserve in rural Fall Creek.

    As college students approach graduation, many realize that landing a job in their field will require more than what they’ve learned in the classroom. On top of a college degree, employers also seek relevant experience in job candidates. UW-Eau Claire students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields soon will see 225 new internship

  8. UW-Eau Claire Blugold research team strive to save a dying language

    Senior economics major Kristina Hoyt co-presented the Walloon language research project poster at the 2015 CERCA event.

    When UW-Eau Claire Blugolds graduate, many of them have bragging rights to some pretty impressive accomplishments. The university has seen Washington Post interns, international field researchers, Fulbright scholars and a recent Rhodes Scholar, to name a few. Now, three Blugold seniors set out to achieve a goal the campus has not yet seen — saving

  9. UW-Eau Claire programs help strengthen math education in western Wisconsin

    Photos of Karen Stuttgen in the classroom teaching and interacting with students at Fall Creek Elementary School

    As a math intervention teacher in Fall Creek’s elementary school, Karen Stuttgen spends her days helping struggling students achieve grade-level success by first identifying and then working to fill the gaps in their math understanding. To do her job well, Stuttgen constantly looks for new ways to improve her skills as an educator, specifically looking

  10. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds finding success in geospatial fields

    Graduates with geospatial skills are finding great success in a variety of businesses and industries as potential uses for the technology continues to grow. UWEC is responding to the demand for these skills by adding and enhancing its geospatial classes

    With the mapping business booming thanks to GPS and other technological advances, Continental Mapping Consultants – a long-established Sun Prairie-based company — expects its workforce to top 100 employees by the end of summer. As it grows its team, the company’s president and co-founder Dave Hart says they are looking more and more to the