1. Hundreds of UW-Stout students display research at STEMM Expo

    Photo of Aryas Dodge, a mechanical engineering major, explaining his research project at the STEMM Student Expo Dec. 14, 2017, at UW-Stout.

    Some University of Wisconsin-Stout students may well have taken the first steps toward finding a way to turn whey, largely a dairy waste product, into ethanol to make vodka. Students searched Sweetland Dairy Farm in rural Menomonie to find a wild yeast that would ferment whey to ethanol. They used research techniques to take swabs […]

  2. Opportunity awaits UW-Stevens Point students at Sentry IT Co-op

    Photo of Matt Kleine (left), who was among the first to begin working at the Sentry IT Co-op with manager Steve Fox. A December graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Matt is now a full-time associate with Sentry Insurance.

    Since Sentry Insurance opened its Information Technology Co-op in downtown Stevens Point in June 2016, several patterns have emerged: UW-Stevens Point students are not only getting real-world experience. They’re often piloting some of the newest technology. They have established credibility with Sentry’s home office for delivering solutions. These students, with between six to 18 months […]

  3. Full STEM Ahead: UW-La Crosse McNair Scholars program continues with $1.1 million grant

    The successful UW-La Crosse program that prepares first generation, low income and underrepresented students for graduate school will continue. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the university’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program just over $1.1 million to continue the program for five more academic years, with funding through September 2022. The program will receive $231,729 each […]

  4. UW-Parkside celebrates SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab grand opening

    Photo of Kelly Semrau, Siva Shankar, Debbie Ford, and Emmanuel Otu

    Surrounded by business partners, community leaders and elected officials from southeastern Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and SC Johnson opened the SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab on the UW-Parkside campus. The newly renovated scientific lab in UW-Parkside’s Greenquist Hall is designed to meet the STEM talent needs of the future. The lab is named in […]

  5. High-flying fieldwork: UW-La Crosse researchers use drone technology to help combat invasive wetland plant

    Photo of UW-La Crosse student Zachary Woodcock, left, who earned a summer research grant to use drones to conduct aerial surveys of purple loosestrife, an aquatic invasive plant with help from UWL faculty mentor and remote sensing scientist, Niti Mishra, right. Here Woodcock takes a drone survey test flight at the La Crosse River Delta near Bangor, Wisconsin.

    For more than a decade, members of the Brice Prairie Conservation Association have been releasing beetles to control the spread of an invasive flowering plant that is degrading regional wetlands and with them, wildlife habitat. The BPCA is attempting to stop Purple Loosestrife across selected areas of Brice Prairie and the Lake Onalaska area, in […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. UW-Madison: For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

    MADISON — For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power — resulting in longer battery life, faster wireless communication and faster processing speeds for devices like smartphones and laptops. But a number of challenges have impeded the development of […]

  10. UW-Oshkosh innovative pilot program helps meet IT workforce demands

    Governor Walker and UW Oshkosh Chancellor Leavitt

    Gov. Scott Walker joined University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and UW System officials June 1 to announce a pilot program that will increase the number of information technology professionals in the state. Within the new undergraduate degree program, students can complete their first year of study while in high school, reducing time to earn a bachelor’s degree […]