A pioneer in the field of traumatic brain injury research, UWM alum Michael McCrea has found a way to combine his passion for competitive sports and his love for science.
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study by the National Institutes of Health will follow the biological and behavioral development of more than 10,000 children beginning at ages 9 or 10, through adolescence and into early adulthood.
Danielle Cloutier and Shelby LaBuhn, both doctoral students in the School of Freshwater Sciences, will soon head to Washington, D.C., to see how the research they do translates into law.
UWM has received three highly competitive awards from the National Science Foundation to fund research instrumentation. “It is quite unusual for an institution to receive multiple MRI awards in a single year, and it’s certainly unprecedented at UWM,” said Mark Harris, interim vice provost for research.
UWM researchers will analyze samples taken from Milwaukee rivers before and after Thanksgiving. They suspect they’ll find evidence of human behavior over the holiday – such as acetaminophen, caffeine, cinnamon and nutmeg.
UWM physics students got the chance to combine science with an adventure when they ventured to the Australian Outback recently. They helped build a radio telescope array that’s part of an international hunt for pulsars.
Though it seems jarring at first, archaeology has adopted the tools of the digital age. Derek B. Counts, UWM professor of art history, helped edit this volume that looks at this development from all sides.
While the 2016 presidential campaign has confronted the GOP with some unusual challenges, UWM political scientist Thomas Holbrook offers an analysis of the political landscape that suggests a longer-term problem for the party.
Great glacial forces shaped Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee area thousands of years ago. UWM researcher Mark Borucki is drilling into the bluffs along the lake to figure out just what happened and how.
The announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize winners struck home for one UWM faculty member. Alexander “Leggy” Arnold, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, did his master’s and doctoral research under one of the winners, Bernard “Ben” Feringa.