A distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is taking a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation to manage a subset of federally funded engineering research centers. Junhong Chen, a UWM distinguished professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has been named program director of NSF’s Engineering Research Centers Program, a post that […]
UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health received national accreditation this week from the Council on Education for Public Health, marking an important milestone in its development.
A former roommate inadvertently sparked an idea that has led to a promising startup company for Jordan Mather, a senior in the Lubar School of Business. While receiving physical therapy after an accident, Mather’s roommate had trouble keeping track of his exercise instructions. With his product, Health Snaps, Mather recently won top prize in the […]
Health-related research is one of the strengths of UWM. Projects cover a wide range, from the unexpected benefits of exercise to an association between menopause and dementia.
UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is a partner in a new research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research represents a partnership between nine universities across the Great Lakes region, plus nongovernmental organizations and private businesses. CIGLR is led by the University of Michigan and funded […]
UWM will bring its expertise in microgrid technology to the industry-academic effort “to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive,” according to Adel Nasiri.
Results of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location and reproduced normally – but not the transported males. The study originated in 2008 with a planned […]
UWM faculty members Ilya Avdeev and Anne Basting have been named as the first Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellows. The positions are awarded to UWM scholars who contribute to the growing culture of entrepreneurship at UWM through research and teaching. Avdeev, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Basting, a professor of theater, are supported by the Mary […]
More than 270 UWM students from across disciplines presented results of their research from this academic year at the annual symposium sponsored by the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research on April 28. The projects included oral, performance and poster presentations on a range of topics – from sustainable neighborhoods to the effect of meditation on […]