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 […]

‘White coat’ ceremony recognizes students’ start in nursing

The College of Nursing held its first white coat ceremony for nursing majors on Monday, Aug. 28. White coat ceremonies are the traditional introduction to students of health care professions entering their “clinicals,” or training with patients. This inaugural white coat ceremony also included current nursing majors, who had never been recognized in this fashion. […]

Researchers can tap into ‘America’s largest seed fund’ at NIH conference

Representatives of America’s largest seed fund will be in Milwaukee Nov. 7-9 as the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin and the National Institutes of Health co-host “In the Heartland of BioHealth Innovation” at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is the 19th annual conference of the National […]

Astronomers take first radio look for habitability of distant planets

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee astronomer David Kaplan and colleagues have begun a radio search for the magnetic fields of planets orbiting distant stars. The team reported its initial findings in “A search for circularly polarized emission from young exoplanets,” published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The astronomers conducted a search of star […]

Journalism senior chosen for ProPublica program

ProPublica has selected Miela Fetaw, a senior in journalism and global studies, as one of five journalists for its 2017 Emerging Reporters Program. A total of 275 student journalists applied. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit investigative reporting organization. It has won several Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for public service and in 2016 for […]

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. […]

Institute for Urban Education conference focuses on families

The Institute for Urban Education set to hold its fourth annual professional development conference at the UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Thursday, Aug. 10. Keynote speaker is Tyrone Howard, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning. He is […]