Current Issue

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Rehab with robots

UWM researchers are designing exoskeletons and artificial intelligence to help patients regain their former mobility.

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Tiny changes, big impact

As nanoparticles grow ever more common, Rebecca Klaper plays a key role in exploring ways to keep them from harming our freshwater ecosystems.

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String theory

Rene Izquierdo has built a world-renowned guitar program at UWM and saved some bygone music of his Cuban homeland from being lost to history.

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Why women leave engineering

After learning the reasons behind this steady exodus, UWM researchers are exploring how diversity can impact innovation in engineering work teams.

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Fatherly love

Emmanuel Ngui explores the role fathers can play in reducing infant mortality and improving maternal and child health.

Previous Issues

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A Map to Recovery

A comprehensive map of the underwater habitat may hold the key to revitalizing fish populations in Milwaukee’s inner harbor.

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The Next Wave of Discovery

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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How Math Makes Movies of Molecules

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.

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Justice for all

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.

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Menopause on Your Mind

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.

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Renewable Horizons

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.

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Virtually Limitless

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.

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The Ethics of Big Data

A UWM study asks how researchers should approach an era of unprecedented information about people’s private lives.

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Stoking an Industrial Revolution

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.

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An Immigrant’s Journey

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.

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The Chemistry of Cure

The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery combines the research talent and tools needed for the next generation of treatments.