STEM

Soma Chattopadhyay

Chattopadhyay receives innovations in tech award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay, University of Wisconsin-Platteville associate professor of chemistry, is introducing her proposal, integrating computational chemistry into the undergraduate chemistry curriculum with the web-based interface program WebMO.


Kim Sargent

Sargent honored with Woman of the Year Award

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Kim Sargent has been supporting women students in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for about eight years. She is now being honored with the university’s 2019 Carol Sue Butts Woman of the Year Award. Named for the provost emeritus and former interim chancellor who served at UW-Platteville from 1998 until 2010, the award recognizes female employees and students who make a difference in the lives of women. 

Wisconsin Space Conference

UW-Platteville to host Wisconsin Space Conference

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host the 29th annual Wisconsin Space Conference on Thursday, Aug. 15 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall. The event will bring together faculty, industry, students and community members from across the state with a common interest in aerospace.


family math night activities

Students collaborate with Dodgeville Elementary for Family Math Night

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Sixteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently collaborated with teaching staff at Dodgeville (Wis.) Elementary School to present Family Math Night for students and their families. It was the first time the program has been held for students from Early Childhood through fifth grade.


Sean Hayes and family

Slow and steady studies creates deeper connections for a scholarship winner

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

When Sean Hayes heard he’d been selected for the 2019 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship, the impact went well beyond finances.


Dr. Bandara Gamini working with students

Industrial Studies faculty help high school students explore STEM careers

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Dr. Bandara Gamini

University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty recently participated in Declaration Day at Racine Unified School District’s Park High School, helping students explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and careers.


Caleb Dykema

WiSys names Dykema 2019 Innovator of the Year

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: University of Wisconsin System

For exemplary contributions to Wisconsin innovation, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Caleb Dykema will receive the 2019 Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year Award.


Krista Lea and her husband

Scholarship support rewarding work for M.S. in engineering student

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

Health care is an innovative and demanding field, but the work goes far beyond doctors and nurses. There are hundreds of people behind the scenes in business management, research, and more who drive progress.


A group of mechanical engineering students partnered with USGS to combat invasive species.

Students partner with USGS to combat invasive zebra mussels

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

A group of University of Wisconsin-Platteville mechanical engineering students have spent the past semester tackling a big problem that stems from a rather small animal – the zebra mussel.


Most Affordable Online Colleges Master's in Engineering Management

Online M.S. in Engineering Ranked for Affordability

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

The online Master of Science in Engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been ranked in the 2019 Most Affordable Master’s in Engineering Manag


Dr. Hanwan Jiang

Faculty recognized for innovative ideas to improve quality of life in Wisconsin

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty members are being recognized for their innovative ideas to improve living and working environments in Wisconsin.


Leann Clark

Taking on challenges help engineer's career take flight

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, LeAnn Clark thought she’d finished her education. She’d secured a job at Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, as a mechanical systems design engineer.


Animal House students present at Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day.

Animal House connects exotic animals with the community

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Kristie Chipera

The second annual Pioneer Creative Activities and Research Day was held on April 24 and showcased the creative and scholarly activities of University of Wisconsin-Platteville students, faculty and staff.


family math night activities

Students lead family math night in Darlington

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Sixteen University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education students recently led “Power Up Your Math Skills Night” for students at Darlington (Wisconsin) Elementary School and their families.


2018 Senior Design Open House

UW-Platteville to host Senior Design Open House

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host its sixth Senior Design Open House on Wednesday, May 15 at the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Nearly 220 students from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science are participating in the event.


Seth Oren and David Hille

Student helps develop drone-based company

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Seth Oren, a junior agriculture and technology education major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has helped to expand a branch of the agriculture technology company Crop Search into his hometown of Edgerton, Wisconsin.


Marissa Wildeck and her great-grandmother Melva Thompson

Engineering graduate honors family legacy while building her own future

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Megan Hinderman

From an early age, Marissa Wildeck was fascinated by how her parents and contractors seemed to know what would work for each component of her family’s many house projects. This interest inspired her to pursue a career in engineering and she took the first step toward that goal with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.


Demonstrating 1swipe

Student advances board eraser prototype with the help of WiSys

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

Caleb Dykema, a senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is currently working on advancing his second prototype of 1Swipe.


Pictured left to right are Ryan DeBusk, Daniel Zellmer and Dr. Suboh Alkhushayni.

Software engineering student to present research on emotion mining on Twitter

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Daniel Zellmer, a junior software engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been researching the topic of emotion mining on Twitter.


students doing an experiment in Pioneering Your Future in STEM

Pioneering your future in STEM

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

More than 325 middle school girls from across the tri-state area gathered at UW-Platteville on Feb. 26 and March 26 to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Pictured left to right are Katherine Wardinski, Ian Breitlow, and Dr. Gretchen Bohnhoff.

Students research bentonite to improve waste containment solutions

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are contributing to research on the properties of bentonite, a naturally-occurring clay that is used in the construction of waste barriers.


Math night activities

Education students lead local Family Math and Reading Night

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Thirty-two University of Wisconsin-Platteville elementary education majors recently led meaningful activities at Family Math and Reading Night for more than 100 elementary students from Platteville’s Westview Elementary School and Neal Wilkins Early Learning Center and their pare


Student conducting research in lab

Students team with NASA to test limitations of polymer for cleaning aerospace equipment

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Abbey Pignatari

University of Wisconsin-Platteville student research teams have been experimenting to find the limitations of the First Contact™ adhesive polymer, which is already being used by NASA to clean its astronomical equipment, like telescopes, mirrors and lenses.


Chancellors Shields and Leavitt

Engineering partnership renewed in Fox Valley

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

The successful University of Wisconsin-Platteville Engineering Partnerships program will continue in the Fox Valley, UW-Platteville Dennis J. Shields and UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andy Leavitt announced at a joint news conference Friday in Menasha, Wisconsin.


Pictured left to right are Dr. Mohammad Rabbani, Hyeong Cheol Yoo, and JaLynn Schuh.

Students to present on metallic organic frameworks at Research in the Rotunda

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville chemistry students will present their research project in Madison, Wisconsin, at the 16th annual Research in the Rotunda on April 17. Student researchers JaLynn Schuh, a senior from Plymouth, Wisconsin, and Hyeong Cheol Yoo, a junior from Seoul, South Korea, are collaborating with Dr.