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. UW-Eau Claire, Jamf offer coding camp to students in grades 6-12

    Photo of attendees at 2018 Blugold Coding Day Camp

    UW-Eau Claire and local software company Jamf partnered in July to offer the Blugold Beginnings Coding Day Camp. The week-long camp taught youth in grades 6-12 to build websites, games, and applications. More

  3. UW-Fond du Lac Living Laboratory partnership with local children’s museum provides unique opportunities for students

    Photo of Clara Wojkiewicz (left) participating in an activity at the Children's Museum of Fond du Lac while UW-Fond du Lac student Grace Hudson monitors her progress.

    Eyes sparkle and small hands clap in delight after moving the ball across a board to successfully make a series of lights turn on. There is pride in comprehension and completion for this young child as she learns through play at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac. Her learning is both personal and broadly significant: […]

  4. UW-Milwaukee researchers use big data to solve big problems

    Photo of Chiang-Ching (Spencer) Huang, who is using big data to search for a better way to detect and treat cancer.

    Big data. On the one hand, it’s information overload. On the other, it’s gold in the quest for faster, smarter tools that can be applied to automation – and just about everything else. That deluge of data is ripe for enabling artificial intelligence, machine learning and prediction analytics, collectively known as data science, which can […]

  5. UW-La Crosse team studies how to improve communication, connection between teachers and parents of students with disabilities

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student researchers meeting with Leslie Rogers, assistant professor of Educational Studies. Clockwise from lower left corner, Allison Quartaroli, Rogers, Emily Thorpe and Jaycelin Chan, all special education minors.

    UW-La Crosse (UWL)  students are making a big impact in our local community and beyond. A part-time job doing play therapy with children with Autism first opened UWL senior Alyssa Nelson’s eyes to miscommunication between parents and teachers. “I worked closely with parents,” she says reflecting on the job during her sophomore year in college. […]

  6. UW-La Crosse Language Resource Center collaborating with Gundersen Global Partners

    Photo of the area of Nicaragua where Gundersen Global Partners sends volunteers. A collaboration with UW-La Crosse allows health providers volunteering to the Central American country to improve their Spanish skills by conversing on a one-on-one basis with an advanced, Spanish-speaking student at UWL who plans to work in the medical field.

    The UW-La Crosse (UWL) Global Cultures and Languages Department has teamed up with La Crosse’s Gundersen Health System’s Global Partners to provide language conversation sessions for those wanting to improve their Spanish before volunteering to Nicaragua. The partnership stretches back nearly two years when Laurence Couturier, director of the UWL Language Resource Center, met with Liz Arnold, director […]

  7. UW-Platteville students to present research at Posters on the Hill

    Photo of researchers conducting archival research in the Southwest Wisconsin Room.

    Three students and two recent graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present research they conducted last spring on the vital contributions of African American lead miners in Wisconsin at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 22nd annual Posters on the Hill event to be held in Washington, D.C. April 17-18. The project was one of […]

  8. Opportunity awaits UW-Stevens Point students at Sentry IT Co-op

    Photo of Matt Kleine (left), who was among the first to begin working at the Sentry IT Co-op with manager Steve Fox. A December graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Matt is now a full-time associate with Sentry Insurance.

    Since Sentry Insurance opened its Information Technology Co-op in downtown Stevens Point in June 2016, several patterns have emerged: UW-Stevens Point students are not only getting real-world experience. They’re often piloting some of the newest technology. They have established credibility with Sentry’s home office for delivering solutions. These students, with between six to 18 months […]

  9. UW-Eau Claire researchers help police department address issues with back pain

    Photo of Mark Vang, an officer with the Eau Claire Police Department, who is looking at a vest he will wear as part of a research project with UW-Eau Claire kinesiology students and faculty to determine if the vests will help ease back pain among police officers.

    Officer Mark Vang and his colleagues at the Eau Claire Police Department know the physical and mental demands that go with careers in law enforcement can lead to all sorts of health issues. After all, stress, long hours in a squad car and apprehending suspects all can take a toll on their bodies. While it […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire geography students gain geospatial skills, industry connections

    Photo of geography majors learning to use sophisticated geospatial technologies during a fieldwork class this fall thanks to partnerships with industry leaders.

    UW-Eau Claire geography students in a field studies class recently spent a day flying drones and using other high-end geospatial technologies at an Eau Claire area sand mine thanks to partnerships between the university and private businesses. The hands-on fieldwork at the Litchfield Mine gave Blugolds a “rare opportunity” to use and evaluate an array […]