Features

Brennon Colburn poses with a flag, photo and other items that remind him of his father.

The Young Caregivers

Very little is known about the million-plus American children providing significant medical care for adults. Melinda Kavanaugh wants to change that.

Photo of traffic at night.

Roads Scholars

Xiao Qin and Troy Liu are engineering better traffic safety.

Containers of drug compounds

The Chemistry of Cure

The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery combines the research talent and tools needed for the next generation of treatments.

Paul Roebber in a rain jacket.

A Man for All Seasons

Paul Roebber can’t change the weather, but he’s still revolutionizing how it’s predicted.

A student writes a math problem on a white board.

The New Math

UWM’s Kyle Swanson organized a revised approach to the university’s remedial mathematics program, and it’s adding up to multiple levels of success.

Paved with Good Prevention

He’s reinventing how we think of concrete, and Konstantin Sobolev’s creations could make potholes disappear.

Anne Basting speaks with a resident at Chai Point Senior Living. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Stories of Age

MacArthur “genius” fellow Anne Basting reframes how we look at growing old.

Nurses tend to babies lined up on a table.

Saving Babies

Nursing professor Teresa Johnson studies a peer support group for expectant mothers that lowers the infant mortality rate.

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A Switch for Switchgrass

A hardy perennial is a promising source of biofuel, and UWM scientist Dave Zhao is developing a key technique to unlock its potential.

Portrait of Elizabeth Dramme

A Matter of Perspective

Whether supporting children with autism or training new teachers, Elizabeth Drame gets at the heart of what’s needed in special education.


Frontiers

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Making better mentors

UWM’s Belle Rose Ragins explains how employees benefit from more authentic work relationships.

Graphic that shows a brain inside a human head

The translation of pain

UWM’s Lori Terando delves into the intricacies of conveying a basic and universal experience.

Mount Ranier national park in spring

An early spring

A UWM climatologist’s research shows that plants are budding and blooming earlier at scores of national parks.

A Virginia rail

A wild survey

UWM biologist Gary Casper’s team discovers animals long thought to have left the Milwaukee area.


Spotlight : Water

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Beachcomber

A UWM-constructed buoy observes Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach to ensure public health.

Russell Cuhel gathers water samples.

Aqua detectives

Freshwater scientists discovered a Lake Michigan mystery, and meticulously documented data to solve it.


Spotlight : Physics

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UWM LIGO researchers (from left) Alan Wiseman, Patrick Brady, Jolien Creighton and Xavier Siemens.

LIGO looks ahead

UWM physicists were crucial to the world-renowned discovery of Einstein’s predicted gravitational waves. One year later, here’s what else they hope to find.


Graduate Research

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What colors India’s saris

UWM graduate student Subhomita Ghosh Roy studies the practice of dumping toxic dye water within India’s garment industry.

Danielle Cloutier (left) and Shelby LaBuhn.

Diving into policy

UWM’s latest Knauss Fellowship winners put their water education to work in governmental support roles.

Banners mark the old Wisconsin Route 41.

Street cred

UWM students in the Community Design Solutions program develop plan to refresh Milwaukee’s 27th Street.


Undergraduate Research

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An architecture student looks through a window she designed.

A flying buttress

Architecture student Asal Issa’s design could save hundreds of avian lives as part of UWM’s wide-ranging study on bird-building collisions.

UWM student Evan Timmermann demonstrates a pediatric emergency app for doctors at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Saving time, saving lives

UWM’s App Brewery teams with Children’s Hospital to help physicians during pediatric emergencies.


Books

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By the Numbers

Letter

Mark Mone

Chancellor’s Welcome

UWM Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to meet the people and the stories behind the research.