Two UWM researchers standing in river

Making a splash

UWM researchers are developing innovative ways to filter contaminants from water, including insidious “forever pollutants.”

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Cultural care

A team led by Associate Professor of Nursing Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu is working to provide more and better support for Native American women after the trauma of sexual violence.

Patrick Brady shows off a model of LIGO

The joy of astronomy’s new toy

UWM Professor and LIGO Scientific Collaboration spokesman Patrick Brady discusses what we’ve learned from gravitational waves and what lies ahead.

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A genetic look at autism

Christopher Quinn and his lab team are opening a window into basic information about root causes of the neurological and developmental disorder.

A rally outside a church Milwaukee in the 1960s.

Fair housing now!

Derek Handley is studying rhetorical strategies that African American communities used in response to urban renewal in the 1950s and ’60s.

Photo illustration of two cell phones.

A bright idea

Two UWM researchers collaborate in search of breakthroughs for using light to transmit data, which has vast implications for technology.

Spotlight: Coronavirus

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Seeing a way toward better health decisions

COVID-19 communication in mass media often involves graphs. Min Sook Park’s research investigates how the public’s understanding of these graphs affects perceptions of the pandemic’s severity.


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Three women dancing outside in a residential neighborhood

Purposeful movements

UWM dance students create performances on site in communities based on their experiences and research of the neighborhood and residents.

A man works inside the CSI testbed at UWM.

Next-generation factory opens on UWM’s campus

The Connected Systems Institute has launched its first industry testbed and production line, which will allow researchers and students to test and refine solutions to common manufacturing challenges.

Student Research

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By the Numbers

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World-class, public-impact research

Academic, governmental and industry leaders know they can count on UWM for cutting-edge, life-changing work across a broad spectrum of fields.


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Chancellor’s Welcome

Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to learn about how UWM’s faculty members, staff and students make a positive impact through world-class research.