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WCER launches new research-to-practice center in early childhood education

The new center will increase equal educational opportunities for young children, their families and their teachers by supporting research, policy analyses and professional development.

DreamUp Wisconsin selects 11 initial proposals for boosting the middle class in Dane County

All the ideas have the potential to improve the lives of families in Dane County and to inform ways to strengthen the middle class throughout the United States.

A hands-on exploration of science

Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival's Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics.

Tracking dragonflies, citizen scientists gain insight to Arboretum’s wetlands

This past summer, volunteers began the Arboretum’s first-ever effort to systematically track dragonfly populations, in hopes of gaining insight into the many waterways the Arboretum is charged with protecting.

Nearly three years in, The Bandana Project’s impact continues to grow on campus, elsewhere

A mental-health initiative begun by a UW–Madison student more than 2½ years ago has now distributed nearly 3,500 lime green bandanas to Badgers while expanding to other campuses in the country.

Addressing our biggest challenges — and mysteries — at the Wisconsin Science Festival

Among the hundreds of events offered around the state during the Wisconsin Science Festival, which runs Oct. 11 – 14, are four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.

‘Handshake’ helps UW–Madison students find jobs & internships

Handshake officially replaced BuckyNet and myECS as the primary campus tool for student recruitment and event management over the summer, and since then thousands of students and employers have made the transition to the new system.

Helping cows keep their cool: Professor, dairy farm collaborate

A UW–Madison assistant professor of dairy science and Extension animal welfare specialist travels the state to meet with milk producers, processors and others concerned about the well-being of Wisconsin’s signature farm animal.

Brand New Badger: Incoming freshman started a flourishing 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.