Science will light up the night in northern Wisconsin this summer as scientists and educators from UW–Madison and UW-Extension hit the road for the first Northern Lights Tour, a five-stop exposition of research with local and regional impact.
On a chilly February 2014 evening in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, deputies from the Dane County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene of a homicide at an old, two-story house in a neighborhood blanketed with snow. Almost immediately, Deputy Sheriff Scott Lehman realized his team faced a monumental task in collecting and cataloging the evidence throughout the house.
Throughout the University of Wisconsin System, there is a wealth of materials expertise, equipment and research facilities - but connecting those resources across campuses and between academia and industry often depends on serendipity and informally built connections.
Each year, UW–Madison's Agricultural Research Stations host more than a dozen public field days throughout the growing season to share research updates and educational information with agricultural professionals, home gardeners and other interested people. Below is a list of this season's field days. Events are free unless noted otherwise.
A new analysis from the La Follette School of Public Affairs may help Wisconsin prevent more cases of child abuse by detecting patterns associated with cases returning to the system after initially being screened out.
The third annual Military Kids University held June 12-14 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The family camp is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development and the UW–Madison Biotechnology Center.
Monica Macaulay, a professor in the Department of Linguistics, has been working with the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin for 17 years on language preservation projects. The tribe’s language is seriously endangered, with fewer than a dozen native speakers left — all of them elderly.
An innovative surgical training program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently hosted its 125th participant, making it one of the nation's most active surgical training programs for practicing surgeons - and the only program of its kind in the state.
UW-Madison researchers aim to bring empirical data and a multidisciplinary perspective to discussions about the construction and eventual management of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will be the largest hydroelectric dam in Africa.
The state of Wisconsin is defined by lakes and so is the University of Wisconsin. In fact, the UW–Madison campus runs along the shoreline of Lake Mendota, the "birthplace" of limnology (the scientific study of lakes) in North America.
Wisconsin is known for fermentation, like its cheese, craft beer and pickles. But it's also been working to add even more to that blossoming list: wine and cider. The Badger State's 110 wineries and commercial cider makers now have a new resource to help them compete: Nick Smith.
Avian influenza has made headlines in Wisconsin and several other states in recent weeks. The University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) are on the front line in responding to and understanding the virus and providing critical testing for food producers and commercial and private flock owners.
In an effort to help improve the health of pastures owned by dairy farmers across Wisconsin and beyond, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have established a partnership with Organic Valley, the nation's largest organic farming cooperative, to study how to make pastures as productive, nutritious and sustainable as possible.
On the same site in Milwaukee where the A. O. Smith Corporation once built airplane and auto parts for the military during both world wars, University of Wisconsin–Madison energy researchers are using state-of-the-art microgrid technology to help revitalize Milwaukee's power industry.
The Kickapoo Valley is a picturesque area of western Wisconsin that attracts many visitors during the summer. But to improve economic development throughout this rural region, many residents and business owners want to lengthen the tourism season, and University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers are helping them make plans to do so.