1. UW-Milwaukee: Building a better way to supply energy

    It wasn’t a natural disaster or high demand that caused an electrical blackout in the northeastern United States in summer 2003. A high-voltage power line in Ohio brushed against overgrown trees, causing it to shut down, and touching off a domino effect of disabled lines. For the next two days, 50 million people in eight […]

  2. UW-Stout celebrates 125 years serving the state

    UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer and Governor Scott Wlalker celebrate UW-Stout's 125th anniversary

    The Clock Tower bells on campus rang a celebratory peal at 1:25 p.m. State and university leaders spoke with pride about the university’s past, present and future. A special cake was served, and Jan. 5, 2016, was proclaimed UW-Stout Day in Wisconsin by Gov. Scott Walker. UW-Stout marked its 125th birthday with a celebration that […]

  3. UW-Eau Claire: Helping shape the future of commercial drone use

    UW-Eau Claire senior Syler Behrens

    Syler Behrens won’t graduate from UW-Eau Claire until May 2016 but she’s already helping to shape how geospatial technologies will be used in the booming commercial unmanned aircraft systems industry. Behrens, a senior geography and biology major with a talent and a passion for geospatial technologies, is working as an intern for Menet Aero Inc., […]

  4. State investments in brownfields yield 14-fold return, UW-Whitewater study finds

    UW-Whitewater Study: The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Wisconsin’s Brownfields Investments

    Efforts to investigate, clean up and redevelop Wisconsin brownfields, fueled by $121.4 million in state grants and leveraged by local and federal incentives, have cumulatively recouped $1.77 billion, a more than 14-fold return on investment. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of the incentives. Over […]

  5. UW-Milwaukee lands share of $20 million NSF grant to help make safer nanoparticles

    Freshwater Sciences Professor Rebecca Klaper and her colleagues at the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology have received a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to help develop safer, more sustainable nanoparticles. The particles are already used in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Man-made nanoparticles are bits of material included in hundreds of products ranging from sunscreen to sporting goods. But what happens when something so small gets into the environment? Scientists still don’t know how these tiny particles interact with the environment and living things, said Rebecca Klaper, a scientist at the School of Freshwater Sciences at […]

  6. UW-Stout student brings Swiss engineering experience back to hometown of Racine

    UW-Stout manufacturing engineering student Michael Guzman hikes in Creux du Van in Switzerland during a break from his Cooperative Education job duties.

    Menomonie, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Stout student Michael Guzman is experiencing what many UW-Stout students experience, hands-on work in a Cooperative Education placement. Guzman’s experiences are atypical however: He is surrounded not only by mountains, the Swiss Alps to be exact, but also by speakers of as many as seven language groups. Guzman, a manufacturing […]

  7. Red-hot research: UW-Stout professor, Polish scholar join metals, ceramics to help aerospace industry

    Menomonie, Wis. — It was midwinter in Wisconsin, but blazing heat was the focus of a Polish scholar’s two-week visit to University of Wisconsin-Stout. Natalia Sobczak, head of the Center for High-Temperature Studies at Foundry Research Institute in Krakow, Poland, was on campus Jan. 9-23 to continue — in person — her collaborative research with […]

  8. Snap-on rolls out safer industrial wrench developed at UW-Milwaukee

    Andy Lobo, director of product management and development at Snap-on Inc., demonstrates an ergonomic wrench designed at UWM. The wrench sold by Snap-on will reduce injuries among workers in the gas utility industry.

    Nearly 30 percent of worker injuries in the gas utility industry come from changing meters. Many of these are so severe they require surgical treatment. But now, Kenosha-based toolmaker Snap-on Inc. has introduced a new product created by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – an industrial wrench designed to reduce shoulder, hand and back injuries. Snap-on officials […]

  9. UW-Milwaukee student entrepreneurs could change how athletes compete

    What will a good idea get you? At UW-Milwaukee, maybe your own company. The Student Startup Challenge provides funding and classroom support to help winners develop prototypes, mobile applications and business plans. Four of this year’s winning entries could change the game for athletes. Stoking the pace of speed skating Gaining an edge at the […]

  10. UW-Stout students get feedback from industry pros on product designs

    Menomonie, Wis. — For a group of industrial design students at University of Wisconsin-Stout, it wasn’t just another day in the classroom. It was a day of reckoning, academically speaking. Associate Professor Jennifer Astwood had assigned them to design an injection-molded consumer product for the college-age market, something they should know a little about. They […]