1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW-Milwaukee scientists played key roles in LIGO Nobel Prize victory

    Photo of Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton, Alan Wiseman, and Xavier Siemens, who lead UWM's LIGO team. (UWM Photo)

    The names of UW-Milwaukee (UWM) scientists don’t appear in the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in physics, but they played major roles in the achievement for which the prize was given – the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). UWM’s Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics is […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Positive STEPS: Andersen engineering manager, UW-Stout ’02 grad, sets example for girls

    Kari Berthiaume helps STEPS for Girls participants with their robot projects in an engineering lab at UW-Stout.

    Menomonie, Wis. — As a group of 10 girls in teal T-shirts assembled robots in a University of Wisconsin-Stout lab, Kari Berthiaume thought back to when she was in middle school. “I wish I had the opportunity to do something like this when I was that age. It’s a key time for them to explore […]

  6. UW-Stout classes mentor middle-schoolers at Ojibwe School in Hayward

    UW-Stout student Skylar Kitchner leads a career and education development activity with LCO sixth-graders.

    Stepping into classrooms at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School in Hayward this spring and seeing bright, eager-to-learn children brought back many childhood memories for Noelle Metoxen. “It reminded me of my grade school with the small classes, like how I grew up in tribal school,” said Metoxen, a member of the Oneida tribe who […]

  7. UW-River Falls students, music program bridge gap between young and old

    UW-River Falls music education student Kyle Punt, center, practices with Meyer Middle School sixth graders Claire Vaught, left, and Max Pnewski, right, during an afternoon Harmony Bridge session.

    For Kyle Punt and a collection of other music education majors at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the River Falls chapter of the Harmony Bridge program has become the essence of hands-on learning. “We don’t have to worry too much about being perfect. We are able to make some mistakes and learn from them,” said […]

  8. UW-La Crosse community partnership turns 47,000 pounds of food waste into fertilizer

    On a recent Friday afternoon, UW-La Crosse (UWL) senior Jeremy Shimetz loaded six, five- gallon buckets filled of food waste into his 2003 Hyundai Sonata. His destination: 921 Ferry St., La Crosse — the home of a massive amount of hungry worms. Shimetz dumped loads of egg shells, vegetable shavings and fruit peelings into a […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. Print ready: UW-Stout students, staff help Boy Scouts earn graphic arts merit badges

    Students in the Graphic Communications major worked with multiple boy scout troops in the labs within the Communication Technologies building. On this day, the boy scouts created books from start to finish, and screen printed their own t-shirts. The boy scouts all earned their Graphic Arts Merit Badge for participating and completing the projects. The event took place at UW-Stout on Monday, March 20, 2017.

    Menomonie, Wis. — A group of young men recently inched closer to living out the imperative that guides them and has guided other young men like them for more than a century: be prepared. The Chippewa Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America brought 13 boys from seven troops to University of Wisconsin-Stout’s graphic […]