Photo illustration of Tibetan singing bowl against a background of sound waves

A sound equation

Using instruments and algorithms, Georg Essl creates sounds in ways that might stretch the imagination.

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Taking a clean look

When the FDA banned 19 antibacterial additives from over-the-counter hand soaps, UWM researcher Hongbo Ma took a look at some of the replacements. What she found: Some of the new chemicals were more toxic than the ones they replaced.

Bee visiting a purple flower

Where the bees are

Jeffrey Karron tracks pollinator activity and observes plant reproduction strategies, including the intricacies of cross-pollination.

Books and other school supplies, with a hand writing 'apple mela' on a notecard

The language of learning

Research shows that teachers can build on their bilingual students’ first language to improve their overall educational progress.

A young girl climbs steps at a mobility lab

An early diagnosis

Researchers are helping parents and children learn more about hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare disease that causes joint pain and fatigue.

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Seeing the warning signs

To improve treatment for PTSD, Christine Larson is researching better ways to identify and respond to risk factors of PTSD.

Going mobile

Jie Yu and her team are developing a public transit app for UWM students that bundles multiple public and private modes of transportation.

Urban planning associate professor Kirk Harris against gradient background

Giving voice

Kirk Harris’ study was conducted in Chicago, but the professor says its findings can contribute to building safe and healthy communities everywhere.

Spotlight: Entrepreneurship

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Nurturing new treatments

The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery at UWM assists scientists in their quests to bring life-changing pharmaceuticals to the marketplace.

A filter for farms and lakes

UWM researcher Marcia Silva has developed a filter to prevent phosphorus from fertilizer and manure from flowing into lakes and streams.

Spotlight: Health and Wellness

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The power to de-stress yourself

A UWM researcher conducted a study that examined how self-selected leisure activities affected blood pressure and stress levels in students.


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Adding to a positive math identity

Turning to books to help African American children at a Milwaukee school envision themselves in the fields of mathematics and science.

Student Research

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By the Numbers


Portrait of UWM Chancellor Mark Mone

Chancellor’s Welcome

Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to learn more about the groundbreaking research pursued by UWM faculty members, staff and students.