Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative funds 50 new proposals
PARCI provides support through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for research projects that had to spend down grants during the pandemic even though the research activities themselves were stalled.
Two UW–Madison teams chosen 2021 WARF Innovation Award winners
Researchers who created a device for detecting explosives and a cross-disciplinary group working at the frontiers of medicine and nanotechnology have taken top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
In a busy and productive 2021 for UW–Madison research, these stories stood out
University Communications covered a range of insightful, fun and important research developments. The writers who brought you those stories chose these as particularly memorable.
UW teams up with NFL on research designed to reduce head injuries in athletes
Researchers will collect data from high-tech mouthguard sensors that measure impact speed, direction, force, location and severity of head impacts.
Student’s innovative climate research could change building design
“By the end of the 21st century, building cooling in Madison will be very similar to Montgomery, Alabama,” says Nelson Institute graduate student Gesangyangji. That startling realization motivated her to research how projected climate data can inform building energy design.
Donohue to lead Wisconsin Energy Institute
Tim Donohue, a professor of bacteriology, has led the institute as interim director since 2017. WEI provides leadership in energy and clean technology research, scholarship, education and outreach.
Breaking down fungal biofilm defenses provides potential path to treating sticky infections
While more work is necessary, the newly identified proteins provide potential drug targets to impair a pathogen’s antimicrobial defenses.
UW team among winners of Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition
The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years
“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.
Call for proposals in second round of Research Forward initiative
In its recent and historic annual gift announcement in support of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation designated $10.5 million to…
40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close
The series brings together cutting-edge research and a colorful collection of stories and histories told through maps. It has drawn international attention to the history of maps and mapping.