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An Indigenous story map experience about water

November 30, 2021

A new website created by a Wisconsin Sea Grant intern in partnership with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission details what Indigenous communities in the Upper Midwest are doing to conserve and protect water.

UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes

November 23, 2021

Researchers will collect data from high-tech mouthguard sensors that measure impact speed, direction, force, location and severity of head impacts.

Student’s innovative climate research could change building design

November 23, 2021

“By the end of the 21st century, building cooling in Madison will be very similar to Montgomery, Alabama,” says Nelson Institute graduate student Gesangyangji. That startling realization motivated her to research how projected climate data can inform building energy design.

Donohue to lead Wisconsin Energy Institute

November 23, 2021

Tim Donohue, a professor of bacteriology, has led the institute as interim director since 2017. WEI provides leadership in energy and clean technology research, scholarship, education and outreach.

UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

November 10, 2021

The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.

COVID questions: Thanksgiving; boosters

November 9, 2021

This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

November 8, 2021

“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.

Call for proposals in second round of Research Forward initiative

November 2, 2021

In its recent and historic annual gift announcement in support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation designated $10.5 million to…

40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close

October 28, 2021

The series brings together cutting-edge research and a colorful collection of stories and histories told through maps. It has drawn international attention to the history of maps and mapping.

Concrete canoe co-presidents discuss construction and community

October 27, 2021

Who knew that designing and constructing a canoe made out of concrete could create such a sense of community?

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

Kyle Cranmer chosen to lead American Family Insurance Data Science Institute

October 21, 2021

Cranmer, a UW–Madison alumnus and executive director of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson.