“Ethical hacking” – breaking into a computer network to find its vulnerabilities – is an in-demand skill in the growing field of cybersecurity. UWM is trying to help fill the demand by offering a new graduate certificate in cybercrime forensics.
UWM has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
For the first time, researchers have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. In fact, the scientists detected not one but two such events occurring just 10 days apart in January 2020.
An international team of astronomers, including several from UWM, have renewed funding from the National Science Foundation for their work in detecting and characterizing low-frequency gravitational waves, a transformational challenge in astrophysics.
The gift from UWM alumnus and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife, Anu Nadella, will support the university’s efforts to prepare students from underserved communities for careers in computer science, data science and information technology.
UWM alumna Carrie Bristoll-Groll noticed a lack of proper stormwater management in the Milwaukee area, so she built a successful business to fill this void. She now helps municipalities, businesses and homeowners manage the water that flows so abundantly across the region.
After earning a chemical technology degree and working in the field for several years, Seresa McDowell decided to further her education to advance in her field. Now she’s helping design and construct molecules.
Beavers were once abundant in the Milwaukee area, but fur trappers wiped them out more than 200 years ago. But restoring some of their population upstream could alleviate urban flooding, research shows.
Mikayla Walker is one of the student researchers studying fossils deposited along the Lake Michigan lakeshore from some 40,000 years ago, when the area was far different, made up of marshes and bogs.
The honor recognizes Ava Udvadia’s research into the genetics that allow healing of nerve damage, along with her efforts to encourage undergraduates to participate in that work.