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Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing African charity — at age 12

As a 12-year-old, Max Bobholz starte a nonprofit that collects used baseball equipment and distributes it to underprivileged children in Africa. Now he's a freshman at UW–Madison.

UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

UW-Madison weather stations at about 30 Wisconsin orchards and vineyards link wirelessly to software that makes calculations and key recommendations for each location.

Fall ad campaign busts myths about UW–Madison

Fans tuning in to Badger football and other fall sports will be able to catch UW–Madison’s “Mythbusters” campaign. Six different ads created to dispel common myths associated with the university are currently rotating during televised Badger sporting events and numerous digital and social platforms.

Thousands of UW students have activated their Handshake account – have you?

Handshake makes it easier than ever to connect to jobs, internships, career events, and even on-campus interviews. It launched as UW–Madison’s main career services tool in July 2018.

Brand New Badger: Triplets attending UW–Madison together

Annika, Claudia and Jenna Strand are triplets who are attending UW–Madison together this fall. Kayla Huynh For Annika, Claudia and Jenna…

LAB3 exhibition helps high school students merge physics and art

A new exhibition featuring artworks inspired by scientific research led by UW–Madison physicists, and created by high school students with the help of artists and writers.

Initiative focuses on advanced technology innovations in biomanufacturing

A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing.

UW-Madison startup gives builders a head start on new projects

To help construction companies catch wind of potential projects, a Madison startup applies artificial intelligence to data it mines from newspapers, websites and government documents.

Extraction innovation could cut energy, streamline Wisconsin mint production

A UW–Madison professor is honing a more efficient way to remove mint oil from tons of mint plants. Mint oil is an essential flavoring for gum, toothpaste, mouthwash and tea.

Field days in Columbia County showcase agricultural science at UW–Madison

The field-day audience at UW–Madison’s agricultural stations has expanded beyond farmers to many throughout the ag industry who want to hear about the latest in farm research and education.

How do you Bucky on Parade?

The Bucky on Parade project placed 85 life-size Bucky Badger statues throughout Madison and Dane County, and they've proven to be a big draw for many.

Trail cam project Snapshot Wisconsin goes statewide

Starting Aug. 9, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources invites volunteers from all 72 counties to apply to run a trail cam in their part of Wisconsin, and will allow the cameras to be hosted on public land for the first time.

Elementary and middle-school-aged girls show off their AI skills

A summer-term course for 4th- to 6th-grade girls taught them the basics of programming and AI, and even more importantly, taught them they belong in the STEM world.

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

Green County cheesemaker opens major expansion

Klondike Cheese Co. of Monroe is expanding production as it enters its second century of cheesemaking, under the leadership of six Master Cheesemakers certified by UW–Madison’s Center for Dairy Research.

Can plants and trees change the weather?

An array of towers, aircraft and researchers will keep watch over the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin, focusing on an area from a region of the country sensitive to changes in climate.

Meditation can help during crisis and everyday lives, UW–Madison expert says

Meditation was used to calm the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand before their rescue. A UW–Madison expert says it can help you in your daily life too.

Bucking trends, these Wisconsin communities attract, keep young adults. How?

UW-Madison researchers took a look at how Omro, De Pere and some other towns have been able to grow. Factors include good schools, affordable housing and access to a larger city via an interstate highway.

Cell therapy is the future, and Wisconsin is the place, UW–Madison expert tells Technology Council

UW–Madison has doctors willing to guide the studies that will make or break cell therapy companies. “If you are a clinician, you need a pioneer spirit to do something that has never been done before,” Jacques Galipeau says, “and there are already many like that here.”

“Ring around bathtub” at giant volcano field shows movement of subterranean magma

It’s a major task to understand a Laguna del Maule mountaintop region that has erupted 50 times over the past 20,000 years. But the starting point of a UW–Madison study is simple: It’s the ring that standing water leaves on a bathtub.