UWM undergraduate students get involved in research

Providing opportunities for undergraduates – not just graduate students – to do research is an important part of UWM’s mission. Whether students interested in science, engineering, the humanities or art, UWM’s Office of Undergraduate Research supports over 500 undergrads every year to …

Urban Studies students shine at Research Forum

Urban Studies Programs’ 26th Annual Student Research Forum took place at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda on May 3 and showcased student research poster presentations. The event also featured a panel discussion with elected and city officials and community leaders …

UWM biologist works to protect endangered seals, starting with their genes

Hawaiian monk seals are one of the world’s most endangered marine mammals. Only about 1,600 individuals still exist in the wild. They are threatened from multiple angles. Overhunting has decimated their historic population. Overfishing has threatened their food source. They’re …

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 project will document the work of Wisconsin’s first Black architect

Researchers and architectural historians from UWM’s Cultural Resource Management program are documenting the work of Alonzo Robinson Jr., the first registered Black architect in Wisconsin. Robinson’s career spanned over four decades and included public buildings, churches and projects for members …

Why public health campaigns about opioid misuse work – or don’t

Young people aged 15-24 have experienced the greatest percentage increase in opioid overdose deaths in recent years. Yet the same age group is often resistant to the influence of public health campaigns. The effectiveness of ad campaigns targeting young adults …

Storytelling as research offers insights into society’s needs

Buying or obtaining groceries and preparing food may sound like mundane tasks, but collecting information on how people seek and connect with food can actually foster understanding and help us communicate in a polarized world, said Nicole Welk-Joerger. Welk-Joerger, former …