1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. UW-La Crosse provides birds-eye business view

    Photo of UW-La Crosse drone used to help businesses

    In the last few years drones have become increasingly popular — not only as a techy new toy, but also as a tool to meet business needs in areas such as agriculture, mining and construction. Global sales of drones have more than tripled from $3 million in 2014 to an estimated $10 million this year, […]

  4. UW-Green Bay, UW System Team Up with Green Bay Packers and Microsoft on TitletownTech

    Photo of UW-Green Bay, UW System Teaming Up with Green Bay Packers and Microsoft on TitletownTech

    GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin System are teaming up with the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft in a unique partnership to help launch new companies in Wisconsin, strengthening the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  UW-Green Bay and the UW System will provide an “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at TitletownTech to help connect […]

  5. UW-Whitewater geography student to study with NASA this summer

    Photo of Shaundra "Shaunie" Rasmussen, UW-Whitewater graduating senior

    One UW-Whitewater graduating senior will go on to a NASA-sponsored research program this summer in Colorado and then to graduate school in California. But she will always remember that it began at the university in her own back yard. “I’m a (Whitewater) native,” said Shaundra “Shaunie” Rasmussen. “I actually didn’t intend to go on to […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]