Research

Finding the fit for spintronics

Finding the fit for spintronics

An ongoing collaboration between physicists from UWM and the University of York, UK, is focused on tuning the electronic behaviors of new materials called topological insulators.

Do bans curb texting while driving?

Do bans curb texting while driving?

Two UWM economists have found that laws banning text messaging on mobile devices while driving are associated with fewer traffic fatalities.

With a little help from friends and family

With a little help from friends and family

UWM nursing researcher Hong Tao is studying how informal caregivers can help reduce rehospitalizations among the elderly.

REU inspires tomorrow’s aquatic scientists

REU inspires tomorrow’s aquatic scientists

UWM’s Research Experience for Undergraduates has led many to graduate studies and scientific and technical careers

Milestone: Schools of Freshwater Sciences, Public Health celebrate first grads

Milestone: Schools of Freshwater Sciences, Public Health celebrate first grads

UWM’s two newest graduate-level schools, established in 2009, are celebrating their first full graduating classes.

Too early to research? ‘Not so,’ say undergrads

Too early to research? ‘Not so,’ say undergrads

UWM undergraduate researchers are getting hands-on experience in their majors through the university’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR),.

UWM researchers create novel optical fibers

UWM researchers create novel optical fibers

UWM researchers have found the first practical application of a Nobel-Prize-winning phenomenon that was proposed in 1958.

Pass the peace, and quiet

Pass the peace, and quiet

A UWM researcher is discovering ways to bring down the mealtime noise levels in nursing homes.

Cracking the ice code

Cracking the ice code

John Isbell, an expert in glaciation from the late Paleozoic Era, is developing a baseline for understanding present-day climate change.

Learning a new language? Mind your ‘s’ and ‘sh’

Learning a new language? Mind your ‘s’ and ‘sh’

Two UWM linguistics researchers are trying to unlock some of fundamental challenges to second-language acquisition.