Cristal Sanchez-Estrada loves science of all kinds. The senior biological sciences major sees her work in the lab at the School of Freshwater Sciences as a foundation for any number of careers.
A hardy perennial is a promising source of biofuel, and UWM scientist Dave Zhao is developing a key technique to unlock its potential.
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.
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 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.
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.
Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied, according to new research that employed a model created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.
UWM field biologist Gary Casper’s work will be used to determine how pollution and development have affected wildlife in urbanized Milwaukee County, and will help guide efforts to restore habitats.
Anthropologist Tracy Heatherington is studying the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an international repository that safeguards seeds against war and natural disasters that could lead to famine.