1. 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 […]

  2. 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. […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]