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Microbiologist Sandra McLellan is reshaping Milwaukee’s relationship with water by making the city’s beaches popular again and cleaning up the local water supply.
UWM professor Michael Laiosa studies the potentially harmful effects that legacy pollutants such as dioxin may have on fetuses.
The Cultural Resource Management Program at UWM carefully picks up the pieces when construction projects dig into forgotten city cemeteries or mass graves.
Nursing professors and community leaders work together to overcome distrust in genomics research among African-Americans who are wary after decades of medical experimentation and discrimination.
People call him the “theater wizard,” but special effects master Chris Guse thinks of himself first and foremost as a storyteller.
Engineering Professor Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan and her students designed a wrench that reduces injuries among gas utility workers, prompting a Wisconsin-based tool company to snap up the license and sell the product.
UWM professor Kyle Ebersole has partnered with the Milwaukee Fire Department to design specialized fitness programs that help new recruits gear up for the job’s rigors and speed the recovery of injured firefighters.
Assistant Professor Bob Schneider studies fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes in an effort to make Wisconsin’s roads safer.
UWM’s unique coordination clinic offers teenagers with autism a personalized plan to boost their physical strength.
A UWM scientist invented a self-lubricating metal that increases fuel efficiency in cars, and he’s working with alumni and industry partners to bring the “super metal” to market.
Building on the breakthrough of gravitational waves, UWM physicist Xavier Siemens is leading a consortium exploring the next frontier – rapidly spinning, super-dense remains of supernovas called millisecond pulsars.
Sky Hopinka’s film “Jáaji Approx” combines breathtaking scenery, Ho-Chunk stories and music, and an exploration of the bond between Sky and his father, a powwow singer.
A UWM faculty member helps Milwaukee’s Betty Brinn Children’s Museum design and evaluate an exhibit where children build circuits, make music and learn about science.
Rebecca Klaper, a professor of freshwater sciences, is part of a research team investigating what happens when man-made nanoparticles get into the environment.
Spotlight : Entrepreneurship
Poor writing costs companies time and money. UWM’s Dave Clark has a solution — software that will guide “unexpected writers” in producing reports and other documents.
The Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship at UW-Milwaukee will be a campus facility where all students can join a community of “makers,” practice business skills, find mentors and learn innovative thinking.