1. New UW-Stevens Point Chemistry Biology Building will put science education, research on display

    Photo of the exterior of the new UW-Stevens Point Chemistry Biology Building

    The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point has some of the highest enrollment science programs in the University of Wisconsin System, including more than 2,500 students majoring or minoring in biology, chemistry or other related sciences. To provide students and faculty with the best classroom and laboratory space for research and teaching, the university has worked with the UW System and […]

  2. UW-Extension Ideadvance program earns Global Good Practice Award

    Photo of Idella Yamben, business development consultant for the Center for Technology Commercialization. Her responsibilities include curriculum development and training for CTC’s Lean Startup seed funding programs, Ideadvance and SBIR Advance. Idella also directs new program development and outreach activities.

    Ideadvance earned a Global Good Practice Award from the University-Industry Innovation Network at its annual competition, held in London. Ideadvance supports entrepreneurship on UW campuses and is a partnership between UW-Extension, UW System, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

  3. 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 archaeological 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 […]

  4. Alumni share the delights of UW-Oshkosh with their grandkids

    Photo taken at UW-Oshkosh Grandparents University

    UW-Oshkosh’s Grandparents University is an educational program that brings grandparents and their grandchildren together for two fun-filled days of cross-generational exploration and learning. UWO alumni and other participants enjoyed sharing a chapter of their lives with a younger generation. More

  5. 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

  6. UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm hosted Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm hosted the 42nd annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast on June 9. Dairy breakfasts have long been a tradition in Wisconsin during June, which is celebrated as Dairy Month. Organized in nearly every county in the state, the breakfasts offer a fun, educational event for the public to […]

  7. 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: […]

  8. UW-Stout students researching cyanobacteria in Red Cedar watershed

    Photo of UW-Stout LAKES REU students helping to weed a rain garden on the shores of Lake Menomin in Menomonie. The eight-week program studies issues related to cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, in the Red Cedar watershed and how the compromised water quality affects the area.

    Naomi Albert, a UW-Stevens Point senior majoring in natural resource planning, enjoys the interdisciplinary approach LAKES REU offers to trying to solve environmental problems. Albert is one of eight college students from around the U.S. who took part in LAKES, a summer research experience for undergraduate students at University of Wisconsin-Stout. The eight-week program studies […]

  9. A UW-Madison video game can change the brain, may improve empathy in middle schoolers

    Image of UW-Madison empathy game

    A space-exploring robot crashes on a distant planet. In order to gather the pieces of its damaged spaceship, it needs to build emotional rapport with the local alien inhabitants. The aliens speak a different language but their facial expressions are remarkably humanlike. This fantastical scenario is the premise of a video game developed for middle […]

  10. UW-Whitewater undergraduates win a first-ever international student competition

    Photo of UltraHaptics Students Challenge first-place award, won by a team of three UW-Whitewater undergraduates

    UW-Whitewater media arts and game development students won first place in an international competition held in Pisa, Italy. Under the mentorship of Nick Hwang, assistant professor of communication, students Luke Lamberg, Nicole Nelson, and Brandon Hanabarger created a hand therapy musical game in which physical therapy patients or persons with limited hand mobility do hand […]