1,500 young student scientists compete in Wisconsin Science Olympiad April 6 and 7 at UWM

MILWAUKEE _ More than 1,500 young scientists will be experimenting, exploring, building and competing during the Wisconsin Science Olympiad at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. Several events involving hovercraft, pingpong parachutes and mousetrap vehicles are open to spectators in the Klotsche Center and UWM Student Union. Students in […]

UWM professor wins digital design education award

Mark Keane, professor of architecture, has received a national award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for a digital architectural education program, www.NEXT.cc. Professor Linda Keane of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago shares the award, which is given to architectural educators for exemplary work in building design, community collaborations, scholarship and […]

The science of self-management

Children with special needs face two to three times the risk of obesity than other children. Michele Polfuss, an assistant professor of nursing, helps those children and their families better manage their weight.

Teaching culturally diverse classrooms

Modern-day students come from many types of cultural backgrounds. UWM and Milwaukee Public Schools are teaming up to help teachers respect those cultures while promoting academics and overall well-being.

An immediate impact

UWM offers students unique opportunities to do research as early as the summer before their freshman year. Meet some of the outstanding undergraduates whose work is making a difference now.

A doctorate earned from afar in Oman

Amal Ali Al-Ghassani’s research shows frequent visits from family members and home health workers are critical in a country lacking nursing homes. Her work was inspired by her father-in-law’s experience with stroke.

Comfort for the dying in Malawi

Palliative care is scarce in Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu’s home country, and it often falls to young women, perpetuating illiteracy and poverty. She wants to break that cycle.