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Child's feet on a scale

The science of self-management

Children with special needs face two to three times the risk of obesity than other children. Michele Polfuss, an assistant professor of nursing, helps those children and their families better manage their weight.

Hand on wheelchair wheel

Making anything possible

Professor Roger O. Smith’s commitment mirrors that of UWM’s occupational therapy program, which is marking its 100th year.

Field of wind turbines

A win-wind proposition

The same high wind gusts that produce power can crack wind turbines’ giant blades. Ryo Amano has found a way to get the blades to heal themselves.

giant kelp

Energy help from giant kelp

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.

Students working at standing desks

Taking a stand helps students

UWM kinesiology researchers find increased physical activity and better concentration among students who use standing desks.

Harvey Bootsma stands by the Lake Express ferry.

When Lake Michigan burps

Harvey Bootsma studies, among other things, the yearly discharge of carbon dioxide from from the lake into the atmosphere. The event could offer insights into maintaining a healthy food chain and the role of lakes in climate change.