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.
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.
Converting just some devices and fixtures in your home to DC could reduce your power bill by up to two-thirds. Rob Cuzner, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is working on technology that could make that happen.
With three degrees from UWM and tenure at UW-Fox Valley, mathematician Carrie Tirel is making time to encourage young women to follow her path.