1. UW-Platteville wins bid to host engineering conference

    The SWE conference planning team. Pictured left to right (back row) are Tessa Janssen, Paige Black, Katie Carlson, Hannah Ihlenfeldt, Mandy Thompson, Lynsey Hanley and Kelsey Schillinger. Pictured left to right (front row) are Alyssa Whiteaker, Astrid Lavell, Amy True, Hailey Myers, Louise Lloyd and Steph Droessler (from the Professional SWE Dubuque). Not pictured: Ali Roth, Jane Beyer and Heather Hubbard.

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host the Region H Conference Feb. 26–28, 2016. UW-Platteville will welcome over 700 collegiate members and professionals to campus who will have the opportunity to network and learn through breakout sessions, keynote speakers and much more. Since 2010, the number of women in engineering majors at […]

  2. UW-Platteville Sky’s the Limit program to send USB chargers to Sudan

    woman at work

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Dr. Kristina Fields, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is the curriculum manager for the Sky’s the Limit program, an engineering outreach program for girls in grades 7-12 initiated in 2010 by Tammy Salmon-Stephens, director of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Student Success Programs. Fields […]

  3. Local landowners assist UW-Platteville tree ring research

    tree age measuring instruments

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — In less than two weeks, more than 120 land owners across the state have contacted Sara Allen, lab manager and research associate of the Tree-Ring, Earth and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to volunteer their burr oaks for her research in reconstructing patterns of drought in Southwest Wisconsin over […]

  4. UW-Platteville students continue projects with local nature preserve

    students conducting an experiment

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement (PACCE) program is funding a student research project to naturally clean algae infested ponds and lakes at both Gooseberry Hill and Lake Joy. Students participating in this research are in the Fundamentals of Biological Investigation class and Invertebrate Zoology class, taught by […]

  5. UW-Platteville to administer Confucius Classroom at high school in Neenah, Wis.

    Confucious class

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — From varying levels of Mandarin language instruction, to presentations about Chinese etiquette and culture, to celebrations of important Chinese festivals and traditions, the Confucius Institute has worked with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2008 as a part of an international network of over 700 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms dedicated to enhancing […]

  6. UW-Platteville Women in EMS Mentor Center recognized as a top mentoring program nationwide

    STEM student hard at work in the library

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Women in Engineering, Mathematics and Science Mentor Center was recently recognized as one of the top mentoring EMS programs for women in the country, according to a report released by NerdScholar. The report highlighted six nationwide programs that cultivate mentorship for women entering the science, technology, engineering and […]

  7. DEA donates $160,000 for UW-Platteville forensic, chemistry equipment

    students in lab coats digging a hole

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Forensic Investigation Program and UW-Platteville Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics were the recipients of a generous donation of equipment from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Received were six balances and a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer with a combined value of $160,000. UW-Platteville is the first and only […]

  8. UW-Platteville nano lab serves quality education

    scientists in lab coats looking at a computer screen

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville prides itself on administering quality education using state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment for students to receive hands-on experience, eventually guiding them to successful careers. The engineering physics department has been doing just that. [learn_more caption=”Dr. Hal Evensen (right) and senior Andrew Carlson work in the lab.”] Watch a YouTube […]

  9. Bringing the Universe to Wisconsin presents at UW-Platteville

    children learning

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — Six University of Wisconsin-Platteville graduates returned to campus to present their experience living in Antarctica and working on the $280 million project, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center for the National Science Foundation. IceCube was primarily a physics collaboration, but required engineering components with constructing the infrastructure, machines and tools used for studying […]

  10. Pioneer Farm helps Grant County 4-H Livestock Team advance to third national contest

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm has long since been a source of educational opportunities for students and the university as well as community members, in particular, the Grant County 4-H Livestock Team, which competed in Kansas City, Mo. in early November at the American Royal Competition. Teams from Grant County have […]