Water SYS-STEM, a program involving UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, Water Council affiliates and local technical colleges, is introducing students to careers in the water industry – and to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
Ohio-based Science Kinetics recently licensed computational fluid dynamics software developed by UWM doctoral candidate Tom Hansen.
Abbas Ourmazd, a UWM distinguished professor of physics, has been appointed to serve on the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
When Rust-Oleum needed some answers, UWM researchers did a different type of paint-by-numbers work.
Clean drinking water is something we might take for granted, but for people in impoverished areas of the world, it’s a necessity that takes time and energy every day to acquire. Recent UWM grad Cassandra Bence is helping do something about it.
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.
A revamped remedial math program that emphasizes active participation is helping remove a big stumbling block for student success. The percentage of students going from remedial to for-credit math courses in a year zoomed from 38 percent to 67 percent.