Workers at Portage Casting and Mold Inc. in Portage, Wis., assemble a five-section-mold needed for the main vacuum vessel of the Plasma Dynamo Facility at UW-Madison.

On June 16, 2011, workers at Portage Casting and Mold Inc. in Portage, Wis., assemble a five-section-mold needed for the main vacuum vessel of the Plasma Dynamo Facility at UW–Madison. Using $2.4 million in stimulus funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the structure will be used to study the origin of magnetic fields in the universe and explore the self-generation of magnetic fields in a plasma dynamo as a potential energy source.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) provides research funding for faculty through its annual cross-campus Research Committee competition, as well as funding for travel for faculty to domestic and international meetings, named professorships, mid-career awards, and faculty fellowships.

Other VCRGE funding programs provide grants to help transfer technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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