With her mother's encouragement, Sandra Alvarez attended UWM's pre-college programs as a high school freshman. This helped guide Sandra, not only as a UWM student, but as a first-generation college student.
Tou Jim Lee is a first-generation college student studying marketing at UWM's Lubar School of Business. When he's not hitting the books, you can find him helping out one of the many organizations he's involved in on campus.
Director of UWM Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory Victoria Moerchen is researching ways to enhance physical activity in infants with challenges in developing motor skills. In reviewing tapes of a child and her parents working together to learn infant treadmill stepping, Moerchen noticed that as the parents relaxed and began playfully interacting with the child, the baby’s stepping increased.
To succeed in the rigorous School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Jonathan Heider focuses on the U.S. Paralympic swim team motto: "Podium pain." He says all the stress and long hours are worth it in the end. In this way, Heider's outlook is like that of any other UWM architecture student. Never mind that he's a quad amputee. More: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/?p=16998
Sarah Morgan returned to college to finish her degree in 2011. She chose an online Psychology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee because it allowed her to juggle her family and work responsibilities and still make good progress towards her degree.
The Black and Gold Network went along with Panther Baseball on its trip to Arizona to face the Brewers. We captured the behind-the-scenes sights and sounds of the two-day experience at Maryvale Baseball Park.
Music by: www.bensound.com
UW-Milwaukee scientists are the only researchers on Earth aggressively studying how lianas (big, woody vines) choke the carbon out of our tropical forests. Learn more: http://uwm.edu/researchreport/science/rainforest/
UWM architecture and social learning Ph.D. student Amin Majtahedi teamed up with his wife and UWM electrical engineering Ph.D. student Tahereh Hosseini to cofound AIM (Architectural Information Modeling). The UWM Student Startup Challenge winners use a sensor network to map out a building looking at how people interact with their environments.
Former U.S. national speed skating team member, UWM engineering student and Student Startup Challenge winner Brent Aussprung developed a new skate to make speed skaters even faster on the ice!
He's combining the traditional speed skate with the modern clap skate. At the start of a race skaters will take advantage of the traditional rigid skate then transition to a clap skate for improved speed and stability.
Aussprung's goal is to have the skates on the ice in the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
Husband and wife team, Sylvia and Thomas Wilson, are using their life experiences and UWM's Student Startup Challenge to develop a youth-focused career development organization called MKE Grind. It includes a website designed to empower young people to be successful in their futures.
UWM student Bryce Stevenson demonstrates the ancient Anishinaabe language that gave Milwaukee its name. Four full-credit university courses are being offered in Anishinaabe at UWM. For Stevenson, the language is a way to reconnect with his heritage as a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. More: http://go.uwm.edu/1vUIQH9
UW-Milwaukee researchers tackle the first official, in-depth study of the beloved Music & Memory program. Can music reduce the need for medications among Alzheimer's patients? Learn more: http://uwm.edu/researchreport/ideas/music-therapy/
During UWM Geek Week, teams of students, faculty and staff played trivia and competed for the chance to take on UWM Chancellor Mark Mone in the final trivia challenge. Watch as the final team faces off against the Chancellor - who will be the victor of this tournament of champions?
Bags packed. Parkas? Forget them. Bug spray, bandanas and hiking boots? Check.
UWM students trade Milwaukee’s below-zero winter temperatures for 90 F and 90 percent humidity in the rainforests of Panama – trekking miles each day seeking answers to questions about global climate change.
A team of doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students meet up with Stefan Schnitzer, world-renowned UWM professor of ecology, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the middle of the Panama Canal. Together, they’re the only researchers on Earth aggressively studying how lianas (big, woody vines) choke the carbon out of tropical forests.
In this video, join Schnitzer’s UWM team deep in the jungles of Panama. Not even howler monkeys, army ants or scorpions get in the way of this revolutionary research.
A senior studying vocal performance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York after winning the opera company’s National Council Auditions in St. Paul, Minn. Kathryn Henry, 21, is one of about 20 singers from a field of more than 1,500 to make it through local and regional contests. She will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York to train with Metropolitan Opera staff before the March 15 semifinals. If she makes it to finals, she will perform on March 22. Follow Kathryn’s progress at @UWMPSOA.
More than 2,500 local students cheered the Milwaukee Panthers women’s basketball team to a come-from-behind victory Friday afternoon.
Students from 17 Milwaukee-area grade schools visited the Klotsche Center for a taste of the college experience. Popular pre-game festivities included beanbags, sign making, bike safety demos, a climb-in kayak, mini rope agility course and more – all hosted by UWM.
The Panthers put together a late 14-3 run late to defeat the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies. Go Panthers!
After an injury hindered her ability to dance, Kym McDaniel shifted her creative energy toward film and transformed an internship into a fulltime job at Danceworks Performance Company. For more information on Danceworks' March 2015 performance "Breathe" check out: http://danceworksmke.org/dpc/breathe/
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a Milwaukee Bucks game? UWM marketing major and game operations assistant Allex Plank plays a major role in coordinating half-time and promotional acts during each game.
UWM accounting major and Nigerian native Bobola Odebiyi currently works as a training and development intern at the Wisconsin Athletic Club. He says the position has increased his confidence and how he approaches his studies.