STEM

Pictured left to right are Dr. Danny Xiao,  Dylan Notsch, Will Straka and Nic Oesau.

Students conduct research at largest pavement research facility

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Three civil engineering students recently conducted research at MnROAD, the largest full-scale pavement research facility of its kind in the world, located near Albertville, Minnesota.

Spencer Butterfield

Butterfield selected to represent U.S. at world forum

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Senior Spencer Butterfield is one of only two student-athletes nationwide handpicked to represent the United States at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World Forum in Costa Rica this spring.

Spencer Butterfield at Machu Picchu

Student spends unforgettable summer internship in Amazon Rainforest

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Jason Piddington
Spencer Butterfield had a summer internship experience like few others. Combining his double majors in sustainability and renewable energy systems and Spanish, he spent two months in the Amazon Rainforest, conducting research on solar panel policy in the rural community of Monterey, Peru.

Melynda Vang

Vang credits UW-Platteville opportunities, family for success

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Kari Hill
As Melynda Vang prepares to graduate next month, she reflects on the opportunities the university offered her, setting her up for success and a job before graduation. Vang is majoring in computer science with a minor in business administration, and recently accepted a position at Travelers, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Dr. Philip Parker

NSF grant will help create future of equitable infrastructure

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Led by UW-Platteville, a consortium of four universities recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Under the direction of Dr. Philip Parker, the Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E) will use the grant to transform the approach to diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of civil and environmental engineering education.

FIRST Lego League

UW-Platteville’s FIRST LEGO League receives support from community

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Community partners have stepped up to provide support for UW-Platteville's new FIRST LEGO League, a program that introduces STEM to children ages 4 to 16.

Dr. Gana Natarajan

Natarajan presented with two awards from the American Society for Engineering Management

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Gana Natarajan, assistant professor of industrial and mechanical engineering, is being honored with two awards from the American Society for Engineering Management. Natarajan will receive the 2021 ASEM William Daughton World Headquarters Service Award and Fellow Award at the virtual International Annual Conference held Oct. 27-30.

Dr. Pete Lammers

UW-Platteville to contribute to $10 million #DiverseCornBelt project

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Pete Lammers, associate professor in the School of Agriculture, is contributing to a $10 million project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and led by Purdue University, to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

Dr. Danny Xiao

Civil engineering faculty elected ASCE Wisconsin Section president-elect

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Dr. Danny Xiao, associate professor of civil engineering, was recently elected as president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section.

KEEN @ UW-Platteville

New grant to advance entrepreneurial mindset in UW-Platteville engineers

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville was recently awarded a $290,000 grant to further its work in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and take the next step in advancing entrepreneurial-minded learning for engineers. The grant is being used to initiate a faculty development program to advance the entrepreneurial mindset in curricula over the next two years.

Sesquicentennial Hall Construction Ceremony

UW-Platteville celebrates construction of Sesquicentennial Hall

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Members of the UW-Platteville community, partners, and local leaders gathered on Oct. 6 to celebrate the construction of the forthcoming Sesquicentennial Hall – UW-Platteville’s newest state-of-the-art engineering building.

Dr. Thomas Zolper

Zolper awarded Thompson Center funding to pursue infrastructure research

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Thomas Zolper has been awarded a faculty research grant from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership for his project titled, “The Wisconsin Strategy: Independent Infrastructure.”  Zolper is examining how to enhance the resilience of Wisconsin energy and information infrastructure against natural and man-made failures to reduce public emergencies. 

Student working in Lab

UW-Platteville to support rural entrepreneurs with new prototyping services

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Already known as a hub for creativity and innovation in the tri-state region, UW-Platteville will soon be offering additional services to budding entrepreneurs throughout the region with the launch of Pioneer Prototyping Services.

EMS Engineering Seminar Series

Fall Engineering Seminar Series announced

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, in conjunction with UW-Platteville Corporate Relations, is bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and the friends of the university, through the fall 2021 EMS Engineering Seminar Series.

Dr. Obielodan receiving award

WiSys names Obielodan ‘Innovation Champion’

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: WiSys
Dr. John Obielodan’s work as a researcher, educator and inventor, as well as helping other inventors develop prototypes, make him a 2021 WiSys Innovation Champion.

Dr. Mark Levenstein

Levenstein named WiSys Innovator of the Year

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: WiSys
Dr. Mark Levenstein, an active inventor and champion of student research opportunities at UW-Platteville, has been named a 2021 Carl. E Gulbrandsen WiSys Innovator of the Year.

Boebel Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates re-opening of renovated Boebel Hall

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
More than one hundred members of the UW-Platteville and greater Platteville communities celebrated the official re-opening of Boebel Hall at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 27.

Engineering Hall

UW-Platteville and Edgewood College enhance partnership

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Edgewood College Communications

Edgewood College announces a new, enhanced partnership with the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Now, students located anywhere in the state of Wisconsin can earn the UW-Platteville degree through a unique hybrid delivery of face-to-face and online courses, along with hands-on lab experiences.


Women in STEM

UW-Platteville receives 
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville’s Women in STEM program received the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Dr. John Obielodan explains the workings of a newly acquired selective laser sintering machine to some of his students in the lab.

Partnership in Prototyping Center helps bring ideas to life

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
New inventions poised to make an impact in a variety of fields are getting their start on the UW-Platteville campus, being designed, prototyped and tested by faculty and students. Thanks to a partnership between WiSys and Dr. John Obielodan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, half a dozen inventions have gone from idea to reality over the past two years.

Dr. Fang Yang

Yang awarded patent for micro-grid energy management system

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
WiSys, the technology transfer arm of the 11 UW System regional comprehensive campuses, was recently awarded a U.S. patent for an invention disclosed by Dr. Fang Yang, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Yang, and her co-inventor Zhao Li, of LY Grid Innovation, created a software-based micro-grid energy management system with proactive and comprehensive control.

Computers

Computer Science + X degree program opens new opportunities for students

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins

Responding to the increasing demand for computing skills in the workforce — in both technical and non-technical professions alike — the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is rolling out a new Computer Science + X degree program, giving students more flexibility to pursue majors th


Dr. Evan Larson

Larson co-authors Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness publication, highlighting fire regimes and social justice issues

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Evan Larson, professor of geography, and his collaborators have been paddling the lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for the past 15 years to conduct a sprawling research project, the results of which have been recently published in the journal Ecosphere.

Pioneer Farm

Dairy Innovation Hub funds second round of research grants

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Maria Woldt, Dairy Innovation Hub

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently awarded six faculty research fellowships to help increase dairy-related research capacity through the Dairy Innovation Hub initiative.


STEM program students

National Science Foundation Noyce Grant awarded to ‘Grow Your Own’ STEM program

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Dr. Jodean Grunow, College of EMS
UW-Platteville was awarded a National Science Foundation Noyce Capacity Building grant. With the $120,000 funding, faculty will work with school districts, administrators, and STEM teachers to identify motivated STEM students who express an interest in pursuing a STEM career and teaching certification in a STEM field.