Business & World Affairs
UWM awarded federal grant to study pedestrian and bicyclist safety
In the quest to improve transportation safety for those not in vehicles, two UWM researchers will receive $1.67 million of a multi-university grant from the DOT.
UWM students explore issues with former U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
Two dozen students chatted with the former congressman before he delivered the latest installment of the UWM Distinguished Lecture Series.
Alum and wife dip into the chocolate business
Two years ago, Cole and Kara VanderLeest took the plunge and opened their own shop in Door County selling gourmet sweets.
UScellular donates a private 5G network to UWM’s Connected Systems Institute
UScellular is contributing a private cellular network that includes 5G technology to expand the capabilities of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s manufacturing research facility, called the Connected Systems Institute.
Alum leading an effort to build an esports culture in Milwaukee
Brandon Tschacher is helping build an ecosystem of competitive gaming, which has exploded in interest over the past decade.
School of Education team receives grant for inclusive early childhood program
Faculty members from the School of Education recently received a $2.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for an inclusive early childhood education program.
Students get a boost from American Indian education program
The Leaders from a Good Land program, run by the Electa Quinney Institute at UWM, helps prepare and support teachers and administrators.
Taiwan-U.S. business forum at UWM looks at energy infrastructure challenges amid climate change
Organizers hoped the search for solutions also created opportunities for collaboration to advance research and address workforce needs.
Alum opens children’s bookstore focusing on people of color
When Ashley Valentine was a child, she loved to read but was disappointed that few of the characters in books looked like her. Now she’s opened her own bookstore and tutoring center, Rooted MKE, focusing the needs of Black, Indigenous and other people of color.
Recent UWM alum honored as student teacher of the year in English
Student teaching is always a challenge, but Siraj Khan faced a harder than usual assignment. His student teaching started right after his students returned to the classroom after a long pandemic break.