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Professor seeking to offer eye screenings throughout state remotely

A UW–Madison professor helped start program that offers a way for patients with diabetes to easily access eye screenings, and now she and her fellow researchers are studying how to make such programs more widely available across Wisconsin.

A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools

Thanks to a new educational video game — “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” — created by UW–Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), learning about Wisconsin history, is “really cool,” a student says.

Paving the way to a world-ready state: The Wisconsin Language Roadmap

The Wisconsin Language Roadmap emphasizes the importance of providing language learning opportunities for all Wisconsin students to develop skills needed to succeed around the world.

UW–Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school

As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, engineering students are proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

Wholly devoted: VetMed programs supports pets, empowers people

WisCARES was launched in 2014 to provide veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other social services to Dane County pet owners who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Biomanufacturing projects stepping out at UW–Madison

The Forward BIO Institute institute aims at making Wisconsin a Midwestern hub of the ongoing merger of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cutting-edge tissue engineering.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Special education teacher residency program launched

Forty graduate students from the School of Education will work with students with disabilities in high-need and small, rural school districts across Wisconsin, where "special educators are sorely needed."

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards $4 million to health equity initiatives

The new awards address a diverse range of issues including the health impacts of racism, tackling the social determinants of health in Milwaukee’s Latino community, preventing early childhood expulsion and strengthening support systems for citizens returning from incarceration.

‘Raw, peer-to-peer’ film starting conversations about addiction at Wisconsin high schools

Wisconsin high school students are learning to talk about addiction through a film and accompanying curriculum prepared by Wisconsin Eye and funded by the Wisconsin Partnership program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

UW Law School launches clinic to aid domestic violence victims

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. The new clinic aims to help them get those orders.

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.