Science & Technology
UWM scientists to contribute to first-of-its kind scientific imaging effort
UWM is a longtime partner on a grant from the National Science Foundation that supports the development of the next generation of X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs) – novel instruments used to unmask phenomena that have never before been observed. Since 2009, XFELs have enabled scientists to examine how molecules in the human body and […]
Information studies students help build new wireless network to learn about blockchain
Some UWM students are learning about cutting edge technology from some hands-on, real-world work helping a new wireless company establish itself.
UWM student invited to Google headquarters for national event
UWM student Pranay Mandadapu started a chapter of the Google Developer Student Club this semester that has been very active and grown quickly. That scored him a trip to Google.
Alum helps uncover oldest-ever human footprints discovered in North America
Clare Connelly has helped excavate a site at White Sands National Park that has pushed back by thousands of years scientists’ understanding of when people inhabited the area.
When hurricanes threaten, national media turn to UWM prof’s website
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times consulted a database on a UWM professor’s website for information on some recent hurricanes.
The fans are right: When it comes to football, momentum is real
Academics have long dismissed the concept of momentum in sports as an illusion. But a team of UWM scientists has used machine learning and 10 years of NFL data to prove the fans right.
Students learn to apply high-performance computing to research through new grant
An interdisciplinary team of UWM faculty is leading a paid summer school in 2023 to train students in how to integrate machine learning, computational methods, high-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure into research problems.
Cook recognized for scientific leadership in biohealth research
James Cook, UWM distinguished professor, has been awarded the Hector F. DeLuca Scientific Achievement Award from BioForward Wisconsin. The award recognizes Cook’s scientific leadership and contributions to the state’s biohealth industry.
UWM engineering students save Wisconsin steel company $43,000 a year
Charter Steel implemented an idea proposed by a UWM student team that figured out a way for the company to reduce the cost of a heat-treatment cycle used to produce a particular steel.
Microplastics pass through fish, but do they cause harm?
Dong-Fang Deng, professor of freshwater sciences at UWM, sought to find out what happens when fish ingest the tiny particles of plastic that increasingly litter our oceans and lakes.