UWM engineer awarded funding to build a ‘smart’ robotic assistive arm

MILWAUKEE_An engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been awarded a three-year, $1.49 million grant for research on a robotic assistive arm that would allow users to feed themselves, open doors, pick up an object and perform other activities that are essential for independence. Mohammad “Habib” Rahman, associate professor in the College of Engineering & […]

Environmental law professor named director of UWM Center for Water Policy

MILWAUKEE_Melissa K. Scanlan has been named the new Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair in Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In this position she also directs the Center for Water Policy at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences. Scanlan currently is a visiting professor at Boston College Law School and a professor at the Vermont […]

LIGO and Virgo detect most massive gravitational-wave source yet

Researchers have detected a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves, an event that created a behemoth 142 times that of the sun. Produced by extreme events in the universe and first detected by the National Science Foundation’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in 2015, gravitational […]