1. UW-Extension Sustainability Student Perspectives: How I Brought Sustainability to My Air Force Base

    Nicholas Wengerd, a student in the UW Sustainable Management program

    I am an electrician and a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany. You may wonder, how does a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Management relate to my career? Some civilians may not know this, but the military is currently exploring ways to make its daily operations more sustainable. It’s all about doing more

  2. UW-Parkside mobile app speeds process of sharing emergency information

    Ready Badger App developed by UW-Parkside students

    Emergency managers from across southeastern Wisconsin were on hand April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the debut of a mobile app designed to speed the process of gathering and sharing emergency information. Working with county emergency managers, the App Factory at UW-Parkside developed Ready Badger. According to Dr. Derek Riley, UW-Parkside assistant professor

  3. 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

  4. UW-Platteville student designs bulletproof panel for backpacks

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis.­­­ — Henry Nicklas, a junior industrial technology management major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has designed a bulletproof panel to be put in the back slot of a backpack. Originally from Kenosha, Wis., Nicklas started the project for a class called Composites and Synthetic Materials with Dr. Majid Tabrizi, a professor of plastics

  5. UW-Eau Claire Blugolds finding success in geospatial fields

    Graduates with geospatial skills are finding great success in a variety of businesses and industries as potential uses for the technology continues to grow. UWEC is responding to the demand for these skills by adding and enhancing its geospatial classes

    With the mapping business booming thanks to GPS and other technological advances, Continental Mapping Consultants – a long-established Sun Prairie-based company — expects its workforce to top 100 employees by the end of summer. As it grows its team, the company’s president and co-founder Dave Hart says they are looking more and more to the

  6. 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

  7. UW-Madison innovation institute to broaden palette of advanced materials

    display of cutting edge mobile technology

    Sporting sleek cases, sensitive touch screens, and an ever-increasing array of features, today’s smartphones and tablets provide consumers unparalleled mobile computing capability. Yet, these and many other technologies are critically dependent on sophisticated new materials that can solve challenges in areas ranging from clean energy and national security to human health and well-being. And currently,

  8. UW-Parkside Cyber Security Lab preps info guardians

    Every day brings fresh revelations about sophisticated cyber criminals shutting down vast computer networks, hacking computers from half a world away to probe files, and stealing proprietary information. UW-Parkside faculty and students are using dedicated facilities to understand cybercrime and prevent it. Find out how… UW-Parkside educating cyber security sentinels The headlines are global and

  9. DEA donates $160,000 for UW-Platteville forensic, chemistry equipment

    students in lab coats digging a hole

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Forensic Investigation Program and UW-Platteville Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics were the recipients of a generous donation of equipment from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Received were six balances and a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer with a combined value of $160,000. UW-Platteville is the first and only

  10. UW-La Crosse alumni prosecute criminal cases statewide to preserve justice

    people standing in front of the Capitol building

    Kevin Potter stands in his office on the eighth floor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice overlooking the capitol. From a shelf filled with UW-La Crosse football memorabilia, he grips a coffee mug with a picture of himself and three other teammates in UW-L jerseys. The picture is from one of the years they won