1. Wisconsin Express program teaches UW-Madison students about health care in underserved areas

    Photo of students in the Wisconsin Express program in 2016. The program visits communities across Wisconsin to learn about public health dilemmas. COURTESY OF AHEC

    A group of 75 University of Wisconsin–Madison students will be in the field May 21-26 to learn firsthand about the diversity of the state’s health care system. As a part of the Wisconsin Express program, which is organized by the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, the students will travel to 11 communities across Wisconsin, learning about […]

  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. Internships provide UW-Stevens Point students experience, often lead to jobs

    Photo of Mason Czaikowski

    Mason Czaikowski grew up in Stevens Point and wants to stay in the community. Going to the local university made sense economically and gave him a learning experience at a local business. “I grew up here. I like the community. I really want a career here. The university was a great fit. I was conscious […]

  4. UW-Madison makes it easier to pursue a career in data science and analytics

    Photo of the 2016 class of the professional master’s program in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis. Photo credit: UW-Madison

    A new website makes it easier for professionals to tap into UW–Madison graduate programs that prepare them for careers in the burgeoning field of data science and analytics. The demand for data science and analytics jobs is projected to grow 15 percent between 2015 and 2020, with an average annual salary of more than $80,000. […]

  5. Cancer research project provides UW-Superior students with hands-on experience

    Photo of University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien, left, who is hopeful that her research will aid in better understanding muscle and immune development to provide insight into rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a devastating pediatric muscle cancer.

    Research involving zebrafish at UW-Superior could play a role in learning more about a pediatric cancer Fluorescent light illuminates rows of tanks organized neatly on three shelves. Small black and white fish circle about. As recirculating water bubbles, it’s a scene reminiscent of any pet store. University of Wisconsin-Superior assistant professor Dr. Jenean O’Brien has an interest […]

  6. UW-La Crosse helping grow Wisconsin tourism

    Photo of Ross Ramsey, who appreciates the small class sizes and interaction with faculty of UW-La Crosse’s tourism emphasis. He hopes to land an internship either at a Wisconsin convention and visitors bureau, or a Midwestern amusement park.

    Twenty years ago when you thought of Wisconsin tourism, you probably thought of the Wisconsin Dells. Now it’s a statewide business that generates an estimated $20 billion each year, along with 193,000 jobs. Local business owners and entrepreneurs are working to position themselves to capture part of the tourism pie. And, the Recreation Management and […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire student researchers study nitrate levels in area private wells

    Photo of homeowner Katie Wehling, who is eager to work with Dexter Zebro, an environmental public health major, on a study to determine how nitrates get into private wells. More than 100 samples from private wells — including Wehling’s — in Eau Claire County have been collected.

    When Katie Wehling and her family moved into their hobby farm 10 miles south of Eau Claire, they loved everything about their new home except that the nitrate levels in their water were elevated, which appears to be a common issue in their township. “With young children, we are especially concerned about our drinking water,” […]

  8. UW-Green Bay student Sam Hunt takes winning idea to international competition

    UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur Sam Hunt’s The Local Food Experiment won the state’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), sponsored by WiSys. The win earns Sam $2,500 and a trip to compete at the International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah, May 10-11. At the international competition, Sam was up against teams from Harvard, Iowa, Michigan State, Tulane, Quinnipiac, Mississippi, and […]

  9. ​Chemical engineering student finds her passion, career at UW-Stevens Point

    Photo of Farrah Scears

    When she graduates May 19, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student Farrah Scears will begin a career in a high-demand field in which only 23 percent are women. As a chemical engineer, she will work as a chemical vendor for Buckman Laboratories of Charlotte, North Carolina, specializing in tissue manufacturing. Double majoring in chemical engineering and paper […]

  10. Six UW-Stout students are university’s first mechanical engineering graduates

    Photo of the six students who are the first UW-Stout mechanical engineer graduates, left to right, Steve Dillon, Jamison Noye, Ryan Monroe, Zachary Johnson, David Zalusky and Kevin Larson.

    When he was a teenager growing up in Farmington, Minn., Ryan Monroe loved working with BMX bicycles and found he had a knack for fixing them and optimizing them to improve the ride. After earning an Associate of Arts degree at Inver Hills Community College and then attending Minnesota State College in Mankato for a […]