1. UW-Eau Claire team works to improve air quality near Lake Michigan

    UW-Eau Claire students Molly McIlquham and Kyle Geib use an ozone monitor to measure the air at the same height at every stop during their fieldwork along Lake Michigan. They also record the local conditions, like temperature and wind speed, as measured by a hand-held weather meter.

    A faculty-student team of Blugold researchers is helping scientists better understand how ozone is produced over Lake Michigan, findings that could help communities and industries in three states identify strategies for improving air quality. “This project can impact communities and industries in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana,” said Dr. Patricia Cleary, an assistant professor of chemistry

  2. Business donates drone to support UW-Eau Claire geospatial program

    Wisconsin business owner Peter Menet working at his computer

    A Wisconsin business owner is investing in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire because its graduates have the hard-to-find geospatial technology skills that he needs to grow his industry. “In the last two years, we’ve helped at least five students from UW-Eau Claire land jobs immediately after graduation specifically because of their experience with unmanned aircraft

  3. UW-Eau Claire, Mayo Clinic Health System announce research agreement

      The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System announced a new agreement on June 28 that will increase opportunities for research collaboration between the two institutions, create new avenues of learning for UW-Eau Claire students, and make way for projects that will lead to improved health and wellness in the community. A

  4. Blugold’s vision leads to place where artists can thrive

    UW-Eau Claire alumnus Erin Klaus stands in the new location of Tangled Up In Hue, the art collective she and her business partner have operated in downtown Eau Claire since 2009. Klaus says her undergraduate experience at UW-Eau Claire was a big factor in the decision to start a business downtown, and the business has grown amid an overall revitalization of the area.

    If not for Erin Klaus’ time in Arizona following her 2005 graduation from UW-Eau Claire, she may not have become a partner in a successful small business in downtown Eau Claire. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Klaus set out for grad school in Tucson to pursue her passion for women’s studies.

  5. UW-Eau Claire geography professor wins prestigious national teaching award

    Dr. Ezra Zeitler is the recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

    A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire geography professor with a talent and passion for creating learning experiences in his classroom and around the world has received a prestigious national teaching award. Dr. Ezra Zeitler, an associate professor of geography and anthropology, is a recipient of the 2017 Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council

  6. UW-Eau Claire nursing grad puts skills to use in hometown

    Kelsey Meyer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Eau Claire in 2013, will graduate May 20 with her doctorate of nursing practice degree. She then will serve as a primary care provider with Prevea Health in her hometown of Cornell.

    What is the best thing about earning a doctorate of nursing practice degree from UW-Eau Claire? The chance to put her medical skills to use in her hometown of Cornell, says Kelsey Meyer. “I will serve as a primary care provider for the community in which I live,” Kelsey says of her new position with

  7. Blugold creates map to celebrate all things Wisconsin

    Samantha Hytry, a UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor, created a new map for "Discover Wisconsin" in honor of the show’s 30th season.

    Love the new “Discover Wisconsin” map highlighting all the cool things you can do in the state? Thank a Blugold. More specifically, thank Samantha Hytry, the UW-Eau Claire freshman graphic communications major and marketing minor who created the map for the popular television show that celebrates all things Wisconsin. An Eagle River native and life-long

  8. Blugolds build inexpensive, efficient solar-powered water heater

    Dr. Kim Pierson, UW-Eau Claire professor of physics, discusses a solar-powered water heater he is developing with research students Brendon Kwick, Sawyer Buck and Hunter Hermes.

    When Dr. Kim Pierson began teaching a new class about renewable energies, he used some inexpensive materials he found at a local store to build a small model of a solar thermal water heater that he could use in his laboratory. The UW-Eau Claire physics professor quickly realized that his model — if built to

  9. Blugold Beginnings program selected for Board of Regents Diversity Award

    UW-Eau Claire student Ameer Collins, a participant in the Blugold Beginnings Learning Community, works with fifth-grade students from Manz Elementary School in Eau Claire during a citizenship and service event organized by the learning community members.

    For UW-Eau Claire students Chantal Bougie and Whisper Kappus-McDew, the university’s Blugold Beginnings program has provided unexpected opportunities and a support system that has been life changing as they pursue their college degrees. In recognition of its positive impacts on higher education access and success for hundreds of underrepresented, low-income and first-generation students, Blugold Beginnings has

  10. 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