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Madison’s tech sector booms, driven by UW innovation

May 6, 2021

UW-Madison provides cutting-edge research, entrepreneurial graduates and researchers, and a well-educated local workforce that motivates some employers to open offices in Madison.

Forward BIOLABS, with UW–Madison, bolsters Wisconsin biohealth sector

May 5, 2021

The lab helps reduce the time it takes fledgling biohealth companies to launch by six to nine months and is instrumental in keeping biohealth talent in Wisconsin.

2021 KidWind challenge gusts ahead as a virtual competition

April 9, 2021

6th grader John Dreher cuts out geometric shapes that he designed for wind turbine blades. The cardboard structures were then replicated and mounted on…

New Data Science degree emerges as the fastest growing major at UW–Madison

April 8, 2021

The decision to create the Data Science major came after a university-wide recognition that this field of study is one of the most rapidly emerging career sectors in the nation.

Science Expeditions, Engineering Expo offer virtual events statewide April 9–11

April 1, 2021

Both open houses will provide greater access than ever to UW–Madison research labs, at-home experiments and live science demonstrations.

Veterinary clinic for homeless pet owners meets growing demand

April 1, 2021

Even during the pandemic, WisCARES is committed to keeping families intact, building trusting relationships with their clients, and providing resources and services to those in need.

UW-Madison nursing students volunteer to give out vaccine

March 29, 2021

"Being able to contribute to warding off this disease is so empowering and rewarding, and it just makes me feel like all this suffering all of us have been experiencing is moving toward a resolution," said nursing student Kayla Van Boxtel.

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab serves on front lines of COVID testing and response

March 26, 2021

The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role  handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.

Pharmacy students meet urgent need for vaccinators in Wisconsin

March 2, 2021

“It’s a win-win,” says pharmacy student Maggie Hoernke. “We get practice educating patients and administering the vaccine, and we also get to help out the public.

Materials science is a natural fit for Wisconsin manufacturing

February 22, 2021

Not only are top UW–Madison materials science students sought after by industry, but breakthroughs in materials developed at the university often have direct impacts on local businesses.

How UW helped Nasonville Dairy become an industry leader

February 18, 2021

UW's Center for Dairy Research has helped Nasonville develop new cheese products for export, start ultrafiltration lines to produce lactose-free milk, and trouble-shoot quality problems that pop up.

UW–Madison UniverCity Year program to partner with four communities in 2021

February 18, 2021

The program links university resources with local knowledge to improve sustainability, resilience, livability, and the general well-being of Wisconsin communities.

Polar bears as patients: Caring for animals at Henry Vilas Zoo

February 17, 2021

“I am so lucky to get to work with such wonderful polar bears,” says Mary Thurber, the primary veterinarian at Henry Vilas Zoo and clinical instructor of zoological medicine at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

Aldevron expands manufacturing capabilities in Madison

February 16, 2021

Aldevron’s partnership with UW–Madison in research and education is a compelling reason the company has continued to invest in its Madison site, its CEO said.

UW-Madison driving Wisconsin’s economy, now and into the future

February 11, 2021

Powered by a top-ranked research program, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, its affiliate organizations and the startup companies coming out of the university have a total $30.8 billion annual statewide economic impact, equivalent to nearly 9% of Wisconsin’s $345 billion economy, according to a new report.

New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth

February 2, 2021

Badger Precollege is ramping up for an all-online summer 2021, revising options and ready to offer an array of programs for a wider diversity of students — from advanced learning and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness programs.

Special education teacher residency program supporting rural schools, UW–Madison students

November 19, 2020

An innovative program housed within UW–Madison’s School of Education is designed to prepare future special education teachers to work in high-need and small, rural districts in Wisconsin, where they're in demand.

Thesis-writing program shares joy of scientific research

November 5, 2020

The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Thesis Award Program’s mission is to both promote science literacy among the public and recruit future generations to careers in scientific research with an approachable look at the latest findings.

UW grad student shares hands-on physics, art lessons with local fifth graders

October 16, 2020

Students took breaks from all-electronic assignments to work with take-home kits that let them explore the physics of light while creating art.