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UW–Madison initiative to promote university-industry research and education partnerships

February 2, 2021

“The goal of this initiative is to spark new collaborations with industry, stimulate innovative thinking among students, and promote translation of fundamental research," says Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

New public history collective focuses on neglected history of Latinx in Wisconsin

January 26, 2021

The project will not only add critical perspectives and missing facts to the historical record, but will also help combat ongoing racism and bias.

Dark Energy Survey catalogs nearly 700 million astronomical objects

January 26, 2021

Astronomical researchers around the world can access these unprecedented data and mine them to make new discoveries about the universe.

Common microbes team up to degrade polymer composites

January 11, 2021

The study may help structural engineers to understand environmental stressors of polymer composite materials and how to design them to resist microbial degradation.

Subscriptions to satellite alerts linked to decreased deforestation in Africa

January 4, 2021

Launched in 2016, the Global Land Analysis and Discovery system provides frequent, high-resolution alerts when it detects a drop in forest cover.

Contactless thermometer helps monitor student health

December 18, 2020

A prototype “contactless” thermometer was created by borrowing the sensor from a commercially available thermometer and adding a microcontroller and distance sensor controlled by open-source code.

Pandemic-related research initiative receives strong campus response

December 15, 2020

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education received 110 applications for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative and will support 70, representing each of the four research divisions.

Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries

December 14, 2020

A team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineer Christian Franck is working on better ways to detect concussions and better protective equipment to prevent them.

UW researchers honored as inventors

December 8, 2020

UW–Madison’s newest trio of fellows in the National Academy of Inventors are responsible for scores of patents, and bring the university’s total academy membership to 10.

Undocumented immigrants far less likely to commit crimes in U.S. than citizens

December 7, 2020

Crime rates among undocumented immigrants are just a fraction of those of their U.S.-born neighbors, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of Texas arrest and conviction records.

Research administrator Bob Andresen remembered for his humor and passion

November 25, 2020

Andresen, who died Nov. 19, said in a 2016 profile: “I feel I can help the faculty that are looking for cures for diseases or solutions to social problems by doing what I do best."

New effective and safe antifungal isolated from sea squirt microbiome

November 19, 2020

The new molecule was discovered in the microbiome of a sea squirt from the Florida Keys as part of an effort to identify novel antimicrobials from understudied ecosystems.

New research initiative — Research Forward — builds on successes of UW2020

November 19, 2020

The initiative supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research projects that are high-risk, high-impact and have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study.