Tag Research

Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors

October 18, 2017

Vibration data collected from sensors attached to the pedestrian bridge over North Park Street will be analyzed, in hopes of improving monitoring methods for bridges and buildings.

Mailick to take temporary leave from OVCRGE in spring 2018

October 17, 2017

Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick is planning leave for the spring semester due to family health considerations. She hopes to return to her duties in Bascom Hall by the end of the spring semester.

UW-Madison launches data science initiative

October 17, 2017

“The pace of change in the data science field is extremely rapid, and we think the data science initiative is one very good way to keep UW–Madison research on pace with those changes,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman.

Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

October 16, 2017

“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.

Why is the grass greener? Sports-field experiment to reveal results on Oct. 19 in Stoughton

October 16, 2017

A three-year experiment on the four baseball diamonds at Racetrack Park in Stoughton explored different levels of maintenance for sports fields and turf in general.

Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What’s the connection?

October 11, 2017

Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

UW awarded $12.5 million to study astrophysical plasma here on Earth

October 9, 2017

The new Wisconsin Plasma Physics Laboratory, or WiPPL, will research fundamental properties of plasma in order to better understand our universe, where the hot gas is abundant.

UW System researchers played role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

October 3, 2017

Today’s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.

Having cows put proteins into milk, not waste, is researcher’s goal

September 29, 2017

“On average, only about a quarter of the crude protein in a dairy ration goes to milk,” says Professor Sebastian I Arriola Apelo.

Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal Association brings together on-campus publications that showcase student scholarship

September 27, 2017

Its publishers are big believers in the power of sharing knowledge through the printed word. WUJA encourages students to consider submitting class papers they are especially proud of to a journal.

WRI Researchers track groundwater usage by trees in key Wisconsin regions

September 26, 2017

UW-Madison researchers are trying to address the question of how much groundwater is being used by trees — and how the changing levels of available groundwater may be affecting the trees’ growth over time.