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Paved with Good Prevention

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of traffic at night.

Roads Scholars

Xiao Qin and Troy Liu are engineering better traffic safety.

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.

Previous Issues

Joan Blakey says a dedicated court system could help women with a history of prostitution address the mental health, substance abuse and education needs that often are barriers to a successful exit from prostitution. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

To exit prostitution, courts and safety are key

Joan Blakey is helping to develop a Milwaukee court that keeps women with a history of prostitution out of jail, connecting them with the help they need to heal and move beyond prostitution.

Jim Keinart, a gas technician at We Energies, field-tested a prototype of a new kind of wrench designed at UWM. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

A wrench fends off injury, feeds the economy 

Engineering Professor Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan and her students designed a wrench that reduces injuries among gas utility workers, prompting a Wisconsin-based tool company to snap up the license and sell the product.

Fitness program improves firefighter safety

UWM professor Kyle Ebersole has partnered with the Milwaukee Fire Department to design specialized fitness programs that help new recruits gear up for the job’s rigors and speed the recovery of injured firefighters.