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A hands-on exploration of science

October 13, 2018

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

October 11, 2018

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

October 3, 2018

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

October 3, 2018

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

September 27, 2018

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

September 25, 2018

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

September 19, 2018

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

September 18, 2018

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

September 14, 2018

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?

September 12, 2018

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

September 11, 2018

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

September 7, 2018

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

September 6, 2018

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

September 4, 2018

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

August 30, 2018

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

August 29, 2018

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?

August 16, 2018

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

August 9, 2018

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

August 3, 2018

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

August 1, 2018

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.