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Research at UW–Madison is changing student lives

The National Science Foundation’s ranking of UW–Madison as 6th in research expenditures in the FY 2017 Higher Education Research and Development Survey, proves that UW–Madison is a research powerhouse with more than $1.19 billion in annual research expenditures. But funding only tells part of the research success story. In fact, research at UW is changing student lives in profound, and sometimes even unexpected ways.

UW Changes Lives: Let your phone do the farming

Researchers at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Division of Extension are developing apps that record and process data in the barn or on the tractor. The apps streamline the acquisition and processing of data, and even help make diagnoses and decisions on the fly.

The Chicago Quantum Exchange is looking for a logo – deadline is April 19

The UW is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, an intellectual hub and community of researchers with the common goal of advancing academic and industrial efforts in the science and engineering of quantum information across CQE members, partners and our region. If your design is chosen, you will receive a prize of $500.

A conversation with WSB’s Maria Triana about career advancement, minority women, and corporate boards

As a researcher of diversity and discrimination in organizations, Maria Triana is no stranger to the challenges she examines in her work. “My family is originally from Cuba and when Castro took over, we basically lost everything,” says Triana, an associate professor of management and human resources at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Remucal’s research furthers knowledge about drinking water safety, particularly from groundwater

While UW–Madison Associate Professor Christina Remucal may be thousands of miles from home right now—she’s on sabbatical in Switzerland—she’s busy investigating an issue that has implications for the water that Wisconsinites drink every day.

Arboretum Research Fellowship recipients announced

Five graduate students were granted fellowships for projects that range from botany and wildlife ecology to public engagement in watershed management and science communication

New campus collaboration aims to improve support for aspiring Badger entrepreneurs

Identifying and supporting the growing population of problem solvers with an entrepreneurial mindset on campus is one of the key goals of UW–Madison’s new Innovate Network.

Applications being accepted for NIH/NSF Grant Writing Bootcamp

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) will be offering a ‘bootcamp’ in grant writing, which will run from June 2019 to February 2020. The focus of this year’s bootcamp will be on writing NIH/NSF grant proposals for social science related applications. The workshop…

Plan to halve U.S. child poverty in 10 years presented by UW–Madison professor

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), shows how to accomplish this by offering evidence-based policy options. Timothy M. Smeeding, a UW–Madison professor of public affairs and economics, served on the committee that wrote the report and will present its findings at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Wisconsin Idea Room at UW-Madison's School of Education.

A journalist becomes a scholar to shed light on why genocide happens, and how to prevent it

Scott Straus joined the UW–Madison faculty in 2004. As a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Political Science and International Studies, he studies political violence, human rights and African politics.