1. UW-Stout student lands foster care internship in Washington, D.C.

    UW-Stout human development and family studies student Tonisha Hora has been chosen to work with a federal legislator on child welfare policies during an internship this summer.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Ever since she arrived at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Tonisha Hora has supported other students who have lived in foster homes. This summer she will get the chance to make a nationwide impact on issues affecting children in foster care. Hora, a senior, has been selected by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute […]

  2. UW-Milwaukee joins research center aimed at producing safer, more sustainable energy

    Adel Nasiri, associate dean for research and UWM professor of electrical engineering, speaks to the media at a news conference about UWM joining a partnership that aims to make the electrical grid better. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    UW-Milwaukee (UWM) has joined a federally funded partnership of universities and companies working to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive. The university on Thursday announced its membership in a National Science Foundation-backed research center called “Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems,” or GRAPES. The center partners with industry to develop new […]

  3. UW-Platteville students conduct cutting-edge cancer research

    UW-Platteville students conduct cancer research

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Eight University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are collaborating on a research project that investigates how cesium compound works in treating and fighting cancers. The students presented their project at the Research in the Rotunda event at the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 12. According to Jessica Symons, senior engineering physics major and […]

  4. Got science? UW-La Crosse’s special career fair is just the formula for needed scientists

    La Crosse, Wis. — A special career fair for UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health majors is creating the right mixture for students thinking about careers in science. And, it’s helping statewide organizations seeking scientists share the many science-related opportunities available throughout the region. In February, the Science Career Forum was held for the […]

  5. UW-River Falls student innovator helps paraplegic horseback riders

    UW-River Falls student innovator Shanna Burris helps paraplegic horseback riders

    WiSys Innovator and UW-River Falls student Shanna Burris set out to make horseback riding more accessible, specifically for paraplegic riders. The McNair Scholar and equine management major created a hoist that can lift a saddle onto a horse, an obstacle she learned has not been addressed through a survey of paraplegic riders. WiSys accepted Burris’ […]

  6. Research buzz: UW-Stout professor, students identify bacterium that may kill honey bees

    Jim Burritt, associate professor of biology, is photographed Tuesday, July 7, 2015 in a biotechnology lab in Jarvis Hall, while working with students and lab assistants on his two-year bee study project, "Honey Bee Hemocyte Profiling by Flow Cytometry". Burritt is trying to help figure out the problem known as hive winter kill, which is threatening the honeybee industry and possibly even the species itself. (UW-Stout photo by Brett T. Roseman)

    Menomonie, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Stout biology professor and his students may have made an important discovery in the effort to determine why honey bee hives are dying out during the winters in the Upper Midwest. Biology Professor Jim Burritt and his students have published research about a new strain of the bacterium called […]

  7. UW-Whitewater: Aspiring teachers bond through personal challenges, excitement for education

    UW-Whitewater students Rocio Aburto, left, and Adelaida Sisk work together in the "Non-Trad Pad" for nontraditional students in the University Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.

    Adelaida Sisk looks across the table as she has coffee with mentee and friend Rocio Aburto. She can’t help but smile. Maybe it’s the glasses, short, curly hair or her obvious excitement for education. Sisk feels as if she is looking at a younger version of herself. As mothers, Latinas, paraprofessionals and aspiring teachers, the […]

  8. Power tap: UW-Stout research, tenacity could bring electricity to more Malawi homes

    UW-Stout Professor Tom Lacksonen and Hastings Mkwandwire, a resident of Mzuzu, Malawi, observe one of Mkwandwire’s hand-built hydroelectric generators under a metal covering.

    Electricity could become a reality for more homes in a city in northern Malawi, Africa, because of a University of Wisconsin-Stout professor’s research and resourceful students’ problem-solving skills. Tom Lacksonen, an operations and management professor, traveled to the mountainous city of Mzuzu in January with manufacturing engineering and computer engineering student Josh Miller. Their mission: […]

  9. Market Advice: UW-Stout dietetics student encourages healthy eating with Veggin’ Out program

    UW-Stout dietetics student Amanda Nass offers zucchini dessert squares at the Veggin’ Out booth at the Downtown Farmers’ Market in Eau Claire.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout undergraduate student Amanda Nass is motivated to eat healthy food, including local vegetables, and wants to educate others to do the same. Since June, Nass has been volunteering two days a week with the Veggin’ Out program through the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. The program promotes farmers’ markets […]

  10. UW-Madison horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    CALS horticulturalists help sow seeds of community in northern Wisconsin

    Just as some seeds yield tomatoes, carrots and lettuce, others grow community and partnership. In a greenhouse in the northern Wisconsin town of Park Falls, all of those seeds are taking root with the help of UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) horticulture graduate student Michael Geiger, horticulture professor Sara Patterson and a […]