Graduate student research fuels UWM’s culture of innovation

Graduate student inquiry forms the backbone of UWM’s productivity as a research institution. And the quality of that work has paid off. Last year UWM was named one of the nation’s top 115 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received this rating, often referred to as R1.

More than 4,600 graduate students conduct research at UWM in nearly 100 academic programs. Many are presenting their discoveries at academic conferences across the globe or publishing in high-profile journals. Others are applying their scholarship right here in the local community. Here are just a few of these projects born from UWM’s culture of innovation.