1. UW-Madison offers today’s middle school students chance to study yesterday’s people of Aztalan

    Photo of recent UW-Madison alumna Sarah Taylor, squatting at center, and Aleesha Kozar, standing at center, demonstrating a method for accurately measuring square grids of land as groups of sixth graders visiting from Fort Atkinson Middle School tour one of four educational stations temporarily set up at Aztalan State Park, a prehistoric Native American site located near Lake Mills, Wis., during spring on May 24, 2018. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison Anthropology Professor Sissel Schroeder, who has previously conducted several undergraduate archeological fields schools and research projects at the site. (Photo by Jeff Miller / UW-Madison)

    Middle school students visited an archeaological site at Aztalan State Park in southeast Wisconsin to learn how people lived 1,000 years ago. Children’s interest in archaeology was piqued at various stations, where they saw artifacts and discussed the process of excavation and radiocarbon dating. Funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Project Grant, the public outreach program is led by UW-Madison […]

  2. A UW-Madison video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

    Image of UW-Madison empathy game

    A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship, it needs to build emotional rapport with the local alien inhabitants. The aliens speak a different language but their facial expressions are remarkably humanlike. This fantastical scenario is the premise of a video game developed for middle […]

  3. Wisconsin Express program teaches UW-Madison students about health care in underserved areas

    Photo of students in the Wisconsin Express program in 2016. The program visits communities across Wisconsin to learn about public health dilemmas. COURTESY OF AHEC

    A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system. As a part of the Wisconsin Express program, which is organized by the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, the students will travel to 11 communities across Wisconsin, learning about […]

  4. UW-Madison makes it easier to pursue a career in data science and analytics

    Photo of the 2016 class of the professional master’s program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis. Photo credit: UW-Madison

    A new website makes it easier for professionals to tap into UW–Madison graduate programs that prepare them for careers in the burgeoning field of data science and analytics. The demand for data science and analytics jobs is projected to grow 15 percent between 2015 and 2020, with an average annual salary of more than $80,000. […]

  5. UW-Madison grad Brian Wiegand talks building technology startups in Wisconsin

    Photo of Brian Wiegand, co-founder and CEO of Gravy

    Watch Brian Wiegand, Co-founder and CEO of Gravy, interviewed by Jon Eckhardt, Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, discuss his journey as an entrepreneur and offer suggestions for finding success. (Recorded by Wisconsin Public Television)

  6. UW-Madison grad, EatStreet CEO discusses creating national food ordering service

    Photo of Matt Howard, EatStreet CEO

    Watch Matt Howard, CEO and Co-Founder of EatStreet, provide a step by step account of how EatStreet, a national online food ordering service, was created. Howard, a UW-Madison graduate, was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Consumer Technology list.  

  7. Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase at UW-Madison

    Photo of 2017 Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase

    Watch these entrepreneurs share stories of how they became successful (recorded by Wisconsin Public Television): Zach Halmstad, Partner at Jamf (UW-Eau Claire alumnus), Alex Kubicek, Co-founder and CEO of Understory (UW-Madison and UW-Whitewater alumnus), and Kristen Berman, Co-founder and Principal of Common Cents Lab  

  8. UW-Madison graduate student studies how green spaces in cities help control floods, store carbon

    Photo of UW-Madison graduate student Carly Ziter conducting field work in a restored urban prairie in Turville Point Conservation Park in Madison. Photo by Eric Perdersen

    For many ecologists, fieldwork involves majestic mountains or rushing rivers or large tracts of wilderness. At the very least, it means exploring natural areas that aren’t defined by human development. But for Carly Ziter, a research site can be a lot closer to home. In fact, it can be right out your back door. In […]

  9. UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

    Photo of Melissa Farquhar (left) and Erin McGlynn, UW–Madison professional students, standing outside the Clarke mobile entomology lab, where they are working to identify mosquitoes to assist mosquito-control efforts following Hurricane Harvey. (Photos courtesy Erin McGlynn and Melissa Farquhar)

    As the floodwaters recede in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, millions of mosquitoes have emerged to blanket southeastern Texas, hampering recovery efforts and raising public health concerns about mosquito-borne diseases. To assist ongoing mosquito-control efforts, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students, Melissa Farquhar and Erin McGlynn, have flown to Texas to help trap and identify mosquitoes. Part […]

  10. 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 […]