Grant funds UWM research to mass-produce water sensors

A graphene-based water sensor developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outperforms current technologies for sensing speed, accuracy and sensitivity – exactly what’s needed to continuously monitor drinking water for miniscule traces of contaminants like lead. But the cost of mass-producing these tiny sensors using traditional methods is high. The National Science Foundation has recently awarded […]

UWM Research Foundation announces new Catalyst Grants

MILWAUKEE _ Five new research projects at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have received grant seed-funding from the UWM Research Foundation for projects that range from new materials for removal of arsenic from groundwater to a strategy for improving batteries for electric cars. The Catalyst Grant Program invests in promising early-stage research at UWM in areas […]

Founding dean of UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences announces retirement

MILWAUKEE _ David Garman, the founding dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is retiring. Garman was named to head the new graduate-level school in 2011. Garman’s career has covered the full range of environmental management — from water resources and pollution control to commercialization of new environmental technologies. During […]

Eclipse-viewing glasses available at UWM

For a good look at the solar eclipse that will darken the afternoon skies on Monday, Aug. 21, you’ll need a pair of NASA-approved safety glasses to protect your eyes. Viewing the rare event without protection can cause blindness. The increasingly hard-to-find eyewear is on sale in limited quantities at the UWM Planetarium, 1900 E. […]

Phenology tracking network cofounded by UWM climatologist honored

When the National Parks Service wanted know if spring was coming earlier at many national parks around the U.S., it turned to the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), an online environmental change-tracking resource cofounded by Mark D. Schwartz, UWM distinguished professor of geography. The National Phenology Network provides Start of Spring maps and tools that […]