Ten images and two videos by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2019 Cool Science Image Contest. The contest recognizes the technical and creative skills required to capture images or video that document science or nature.
Bailey Flanigan is a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship for young researchers. Eleven fellows were awarded as much as $250,000, allowing them to pursue innovative lines of research.
Eight members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison community have been selected by the University Staff Awards Selection Committee to receive the 2019 University Staff Recognition Award. They were recognized for their achievement at an event March 29.
EatStreet now serves more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 275 cities. It has 175 employees at its headquarters, just off the Capitol Square in Madison, and more than 1,200 drivers.
Victor Brar is making new light sources the old-fashioned way, developing one to fill a niche where lasers are too expensive and LEDs inefficient.
The grand prize went to NovoMoto, which packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Student Personnel Association recognized eight distinguished UW–Madison employees for their work in student services.
The Madison ensemble Sound Out Loud, which includes four UW–Madison doctoral music students, has won a nationwide award for its performances of contemporary classical music.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has once again been ranked first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list.
UW-Madison Professor Dan Ludois is a Moore Inventor Fellow and one step closer to bringing a potentially transformative invention into the world.
The three, now teaching science in Monona, Rhinelander and Wauwatosa, are members of the 2017 class at the Knowles Teacher Initiative, whose purpose is “to increase the number of high-quality high school science and mathematics teachers."
Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.
UW-Madison senior McKenna Collins was named Miss Wisconsin in June, and the title amounts to a full-time job for a year.
The 2017 recipients are Jim Berbee, a UW School of Medicine and Public Health assistant professor; Robert Bergman, the Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor Emeritus in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley; Danae Davis, the executive director of Milwaukee Succeeds; and Kelly Kahl, the president of CBS Entertainment.