NSF program helps students with disabilities Tap Into STEM

Jillian Cervantes, who is graduating this month with a major in Mathematical Sciences, is described by her mentors as a gifted mathematician and a talented teacher. She also has ADHD. She didn’t receive her diagnosis until she was an adult, …

A career exposing cons: Communication alum shares her wisdom

Nine years ago, Lisa Schiller was featured in the September 2015 edition of In Focus. It was so long ago that the issue is no longer archived online. Schiller talked about her job as the Director of Investigations and Media …

Conservation student blazes a trail as a wildland firefighter

Over the past decade, wildfires have become more common and more severe. The Camp Fire in California in 2018 destroyed the towns of Paradise and Concow and was the costliest natural disaster in the world that year. Last year, Wisconsin …

Celebrate the 2024 solar eclipse with the UWM Planetarium!

Don’t miss your chance to view the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024— it will be the last one visible in the U.S. until 2044! A solar eclipse represents an intricate dance between the sun, moon, and Earth. The study …

Documentary produced by UWM alum wins Academy Award

A UWM alum is now a two-time Oscar winner. Josh Rosenberg, a 2007 graduate in broadcast journalism, is one of the producers of “The Last Repair Shop,” which won an Academy Award on March 10 for documentary short film. “The …

Alum brings his subtitling work to UWM’s silver screen

“Song of a Dying Summer” is a coming-of-age tale by Japanese independent filmmaker Kohei Sengen, and his first feature-length film. After playing theaters in Japan, Germany, and France and being nominated for the Nippon Visions Jury Award, the film made …

UWM alums recognized with ‘40 Under 40’ honors

Diapers. Knives. Finance. Real estate development. Government relations. Homeless and endangered youth. Those are a few of the areas of accomplishment for UWM alumni who were chosen for the Milwaukee Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” awards, which honors Milwaukee’s brightest …

A volcanic approach: Geosciences students study Venus on Earth

Mars seems to get all the attention when it comes to interplanetary study, but Earth has another neighbor that’s shrouded in mystery – and a thick layer of yellow clouds. Venus is a barren, rocky planet that has long fascinated …

UWM alum honored with his first Grammy nomination

In 2023, the band Neutral Milk Hotel re-released a box set of the group’s complete works, including two LPs, a live album, three 7-inch singles, two 10-inch singles, two posters, and several postcards, all packed in a two-piece telescoping box. …