Joan Blakey is helping to develop a Milwaukee court that keeps women with a history of prostitution out of jail, connecting them with the help they need to heal and move beyond prostitution.
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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.
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.
UWM’s nonprofIT program matches students with community organizations in need of IT project assistance.
The first new building to open on UW-Milwaukee’s East Side campus in 20 years, the $80 million Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex provides world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for research in physics, public health and other fields.
English professor and novelist Liam Callanan’s Eat Local::Read Local supports the humanities and local businesses by distributing original, printed poems to restaurants.
Spotlight : Entrepreneurship
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.
UWM students participating in the national University Innovation Fellows program foster entrepreneurism by passing along the lessons they’ve learned.