1. UW-Stout food packaging, virtual reality projects earn state recognition

    UW-Stout graduate student Pratigya Thapaliya presented research at the WiSys innovation symposium on creating antimicrobial packaging for cheese.

    Menomonie, Wis. — Two projects with very different research goals — one to inhibit mold growth on packaged cheese and the other to create a virtual reality experience with art — have brought state recognition to University of Wisconsin-Stout students. At the WiSys annual innovation symposium, WSTS, held in July at UW-Platteville, graduate student Pratigya

  2. UW-Milwaukee signs pledge to reduce emissions, plan for climate adaptation

    The green roof at Sandburg Hall is just one of UWM’s efforts to lessen the university’s impact on the environment. At the time of its installation in 2008, It was the largest green roof in Wisconsin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    On a hot summer morning, the thermostats “know” to air-condition the buildings when the first researchers arrive. Occupancy-sensitive digital temperature controls are just one cost-effective strategy that UW-Milwaukee uses to reduce energy usage. When the state of Wisconsin challenged all UW schools to cut energy consumption by 20% from 2005 levels, the university’s Office of

  3. UW-Eau Claire team works to improve air quality near Lake Michigan

    UW-Eau Claire students Molly McIlquham and Kyle Geib use an ozone monitor to measure the air at the same height at every stop during their fieldwork along Lake Michigan. They also record the local conditions, like temperature and wind speed, as measured by a hand-held weather meter.

    A faculty-student team of Blugold researchers is helping scientists better understand how ozone is produced over Lake Michigan, findings that could help communities and industries in three states identify strategies for improving air quality. “This project can impact communities and industries in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana,” said Dr. Patricia Cleary, an assistant professor of chemistry

  4. 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

  5. Business donates drone to support UW-Eau Claire geospatial program

    Wisconsin business owner Peter Menet working at his computer

    A Wisconsin business owner is investing in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire because its graduates have the hard-to-find geospatial technology skills that he needs to grow his industry. “In the last two years, we’ve helped at least five students from UW-Eau Claire land jobs immediately after graduation specifically because of their experience with unmanned aircraft

  6. UW-La Crosse professor, student bring ancient culture into modern times

    UWL associate professor of archaeology and a student working together at a computer

    Engravings of potentially the world’s earliest writing. A bust of one of the most famous women of the ancient world. Mummified bodies from northern Europe’s Iron Age. These artifacts preserved in museums across the world are not easily transported to a UW-La Crosse archaeology classroom. Yet David Anderson’s students pass them around to get a

  7. UW-Parkside pre-med students committed to practicing in under-served rural and urban areas of Wisconsin

    Five UW-Parkside pre-med students smiling and posing for a picture

    The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program prepares students to work in underserved rural and urban areas of Wisconsin after medical school. Since 2012, 28 UW-Parkside pre-med students have been accepted to the RUSCH program. Ninety percent of UW-Parkside’s Health Sciences’ pre-med students are accepted to medical school – more than double

  8. 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

  9. UW-Green Bay celebrated first graduating class of Engineering Technology program

    Green Bay, Wis. – Dessi Koss did more than graduate from college in May. She also made history. Koss, the first student to enroll in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new program in Engineering Technology in 2015, was also the first to graduate in the Mechanical Engineering Technology track, paving the way for a new

  10. UW-La Crosse scientists, students begin new experiment to bring back the forests

    UW-La Crosse Professor Meredith Thomsen plants a tree in an open field with help from a graduate student

    On a highway south of La Crescent, Minnesota, a sea of grass waves in the spring breeze. The open landscape is a stark contrast to the forest that once grew here along Hwy. 26.  More than 100 years ago, the Upper Mississippi River Valley floodplain supported diverse native plants and trees — the perfect habitat