Five ways UWM is changing the way we eat

Five ways UWM is changing the way we eat

In an age where processed foods dominate our diets, UWM researchers are working to give us a fuller picture of why we consume certain foods – and how we can eat healthier.

New NSF-funded Physics Frontiers Center joins the race to detect gravitational waves

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) $14.5 million over 5 years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC).

A network of pulsars being used to search for gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time predicted by general relativity. These waves cause changes in the arrival times of pulsar radio signals. They are detectable from Earth with sensitive radio timing observations. Left: The 300-m Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Right: The 100-m Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia. 
(Image credit: David Champion, NAIC, NRAO)
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UWM leads search for quintessential information about universe

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and partners will advance efforts to detect low-frequency gravitational waves in the universe with a $14.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation .

When he hears “you can’t,” he says “wanna bet?”

When he hears “you can’t,” he says “wanna bet?”

Jonathan Heider’s outlook is like that of any other student at the rigorous School of Architecture and Urban Planning: Do it and don’t hold back

From Microsoft to MADtv, here are 11 UWM alums whose work you know

From Microsoft to MADtv, here are 11 UWM alums whose work you know

UWM alumni include many business executives and high-ranking public officials, such as the U.S. ambassador to Iceland, Luis Arreaga.

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer builds device to show how blood flows when we think

UWM engineer Ramin Pashaie’s device could help answer a particularly puzzling question – how blood is directed to the brain to power thinking.

UWM’s Science Bag rocks out in March

UWM’s Science Bag rocks out in March

Whatever rock genre you’re into – classic rock, soft rock or alternative rock, the Badger state has all three. But they’re not on your iPod – they lie just beneath your feet.

Junhong Chen displays a disk containing thousands of sensors made from a "tunable" material he created. The sensors can be used to detect a many targets. (Photo by Troye Fox)

UWM sensor could make detecting Ebola as easy as spitting

Junhong Chen, a UWM professor of mechanical and materials engineering, will use a sensor platform he created to detect water contamination to make the low-cost virus sensor.

UWM study: Golden vehicle for drug delivery has hidden costs

UWM study: Golden vehicle for drug delivery has hidden costs

A recent UWM study has found that while engineered gold nanoparticles are attractive for smart drug delivery, they come with a downside: great potential to disrupt a woman’s fertility.

Student entrepreneurs could change how athletes compete

Student entrepreneurs could change how athletes compete

The Student Startup Challenge provides funding and classroom support to help winners develop prototypes, mobile applications and business plans.