The Nobel Prize-winning quest to discover gravitational waves is changing astronomy by giving scientists the most comprehensive tools yet for exploring the universe.
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UWM’s new Connected Systems Institute is partnering with Fortune 500 companies to prepare for the next industrial revolution. Their work and training will transform how business is done.
UWM physicists make it possible to create three dimensional movies featuring the smallest machines of life, with the algorithms used in Nobel Prize-winning research.
Chia Youyee Vang’s own refugee experience sparked her passion to explore the lives of Hmong people worldwide. Her work offers lessons on how to help newer refugee groups.
Neuroscientist Karyn Frick is unraveling the complex reasons why women are far more likely than men to suffer memory loss as they age. She’s also seeking ways to prevent it.
A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.
Tina Freiburger has found evidence of racial disparities in Milwaukee County judicial decisions. She wants to make courts more effective while ensuring that everyone is treated equally.
Wilkistar Otieno helps companies get the most out of what they make, developing a scientific model that advises industries and their customers when a remanufactured product is better than a new one.
The possibilities of virtual reality extend far beyond games. UWM’s Immersive Media Lab explores how this exciting technology could change the way we learn.
A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.
The fossils from a forest on Earth’s coldest continent are older than the dinosaurs and offer clues on the effects of greenhouse gases and climate change.
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study will follow more than 10,000 children across the country, providing valuable information on helping young people become successful adults.
UWM’s Whitney Moon researches the advantages that inflatable structures have over brick-and-mortar buildings, including cost and portability.
Marketing professor Laura Peracchio studies success stories like Hunger Task Force’s Mobile Market, which provides better access to nutritious food for impoverished people.
Spotlight : Energy
UWM scientists are creating more powerful and longer-lasting batteries that can be used in everything from electronics to electric cars.
Researcher Filipe Alberto is searching for the genetic traits in earth’s fastest-growing organism to find strains that are best-suited for mass production of biofuel.
Spotlight : Health and Wellness
UWM researchers interview the children of overdose victims in an effort to learn more about the impact of this national crisis.
Professor Roger O. Smith’s commitment mirrors that of UWM’s occupational therapy program, which is marking its 100th year.
New research done at UWM shows E. coli in sand may not be a sign of sewage-polluted runoff, and health officials may be closing some beaches unnecessarily.
Children with Williams syndrome often struggle with anxiety and fear. New research done at UWM shows treating objects of fear with humor can help children overcome their phobias.
Amal Ali Al-Ghassani’s research shows frequent visits from family members and home health workers are critical in a country lacking nursing homes. Her work was inspired by her father-in-law’s experience with stroke.
UWM geography student Erica Gerloski records where birds die on campus, providing information that other researchers are using to reduce bird collisions with buildings.
UWM offers students unique opportunities to do research as early as the summer before their freshman year. Meet some of the outstanding undergraduates whose work is making a difference now.
Historian Rachel Ida Buff looks at the relationship between immigration restriction and the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
The introduction of video games in the 1970s had parents, educators and politicians struggling to decide whether they were a boon or a menace.
This new work features poems from Susan Firer, the city of Milwaukee’s poet laureate from 2008 to 2010.
Jonathan O. Wipplinger explores the role jazz had in Germany’s first democracy.
After Leah’s troubled husband disappears from their Milwaukee home, she and her daughters start afresh in Paris.