Director of the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium Jean Creighton suited up with NASA to fly into the stratosphere for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity onboard the largest moving observatory in the world.
Creighton was selected to fly, with a handful of other educators including her teammate Nicolet High School science teacher Kathy Gustavson, on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at the end of March. SOFIA is a Boeing 747 retrofitted to carry a 100-inch telescope. She plans to personalize her NASA experience in a special program at the planetarium to promote science literacy.
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When nine-year-old Shea Stollenwerk asked for a hand for Christmas, her parents hoped to find someone to make the parts, fully envisioning assembling a mechanical hand for their daughter themselves. The third grader from Mukwonago was born with a partial palm and no fingers on her right hand, but YouTube videos of 3-D printed plastic prostheses made her believe a fully functioning right hand might be in her future.
Frankie Flood knew he could help. But the UW-Milwaukee associate professor would do much more than mail the Stollenwerks a box of unassembled pieces. In this video, watch as Flood recruits his Peck School of the Arts colleague Adream Blair, her design class and Shea herself to design and develop a plethora of pink, purple and turquoise hands for a little girl whose Christmas wish has been more than granted.
No way the Milwaukee Panthers could wait for the NCAA Tournament to dance. After being ranked last in the Horizon League, the Panthers became improbable league champions.
The team has silenced the critics, but one huge question remains: Who has the best moves at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)?
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Thank you to Pharrell Williams for inspiring this video. Watch Pharrell's original video here: http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM
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Engineering postdoctoral researcher Marina Kozhukhova and doctoral student Scott Muzenski demonstrate the abilities of a superhydrophobic, malleable and "smart" concrete composite developed in the lab of UWM associate professor Konstantin Sobolev (in the striped shirt). The high-performance paving material has a service life of 120 years.
In addition to playing in a rock group in his hometown, UWM's Dayton Hamann is also a part of the Architecture LLC where he gets the chance to work, live, and support other architecture students in a normally competitive field.
Drones. Apps. Start-ups. A faster Internet. A life-changing courtroom initiative. A potentially life-saving way to increase organ transplants.
Brilliance begins with an idea. At UWM, students, faculty and community partners join together to turn brilliant ideas into reality.
Curious? Watch this 45-second trailer for the 2014 UWM Research Report, then check out all the amazing stories of ingenuity and advancement at http://www.researchreport.uwm.edu. #uwmresearch
Maia Stack leads a busy life in the Honors College Living Learning Community. Whether it is hanging out in the lounge with her friends playing guitar, going on a group outing in Milwaukee, or having an LLC ice cream social, Maia says this UWM community feels like her family.
It's been a great run, Milwaukee Panthers! From the tears to the cheers - and incredible victories in between - our Panthers and their fans savored every moment of this incredible come-from-behind season. The team responds to last night's NCAA tournament loss to Villanova in this video. And no, it's not too soon to expect great things from the team in 2014-15. Go Panthers!
From surfing in Sydney, Australia; bungee jumping 450-feet in New Zealand; and studying business just blocks from the Eiffel Tower, Jordan Tybinko calls UWM's study abroad opportunities the time of his life.
Thanks to gifts from three benefactors in the field, UWM's elite Investment Management Certificate Program (IMCP) offers students the chance to manage $300,000.
The students added $86,000 in investment gains, and, in the highly competitive field, their job placement rate is 100 percent.
The risk -reward ratio promises a profitable future for program director Kevin Spellman and his IMCP team.
We know the Panthers are dancing their way into March Madness as the 2014 Horizon League champions, but who will they dance with in next week's big game?
Find out Sunday afternoon in the UWM Union Gasthaus as men's head coach Rob Jeter and the Milwaukee Panthers host an NCAA Tournament Pairings Party beginning at 4 p.m. Pairings will be announced for all 68 NCAA D1 teams in the tournament starting at 5 p.m. on CBS.
The party is free, open to all UWM students, staff and the general public, and includes free parking in the Union Garage. The Gasthaus opens at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Panthers advanced to the NCAA Tournament on March 11, capping a stellar four-game run through the league tournament with a 69-63 win at Wright State in the Horizon League Tournament title game.
Watch interviews with Coach Rob Jeter, players and fans as the Milwaukee Panthers celebrate the Horizon League championship at a pep rally on campus.
Excitement all around as the Milwaukee Panthers defeated the Green Bay Phoenix 73-66 in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament. The Panthers move on to play at Wright State in the championship game on Tuesday night.
IT'S GAME DAY!! The Milwaukee Panthers take on the Wright State Raiders Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Dayton, OH, for the 2014 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Championship. The winner receives an automatic invitation to the NCAA Tournament. You can watch the game on ESPN and listen on radio station WISN AM-1130 and its online stream.
Want to watch the game with fellow Panthers? Here are watch party sites:
Sandburg Flicks in the main lobby of the Sandburg Residence Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and snacks available.
The Gasthaus Restaurant and Bar, located on the lower level of the UWM Union, is open throughout the day and welcomes Panther fans for the game.
The UWM Alumni Association is hosting a watch party starting at 5 p.m. at Major Goolsby's, 340 W. Kilbourn Ave. There will be free snacks and specials at the pub and grill.
UWM is taking to the skies to track sturgeon in Wisconsin rivers. Working out of the School of Freshwater Sciences, two engineering undergrads learn to build, program and fly an aerial drone. It's a lot of work and more than a little fun for Assistant Professor Tom Consi and crew.
Nicholas Goller's life revolved around heroin addiction until the Milwaukee County Drug Treatment Court offered him an alternative to incarceration. The court's coordinator is a UWM alum who is passionate about the resiliency of people. She works with UWM researchers to ensure success stories like Goller's keep coming out of the drug treatment courtroom.
Working at the old Pabst Brewery site in what is affectionately nicknamed the "App Brewery," nearly 20 student developers in UWM's Mobile Innovation Lab are impressing major Milwaukee clients one after another.
Just watch out for the occasional Nerf dart -- with a name like the App Brewery, you have to expect a few hijinks amidst the innovation!
Doctors say thousands of patients die waiting for a suitable transplant organ that can support life. Mahsa Ranji, UWM assistant professor of electrical engineering, has developed a method that could dramatically increase the number of organs deemed usable for transplants. In this video, Ranji explains how she's using light to skip surgery for biopsies.
An old theory helped lead to a new discovery: Redesigned optical fibers could speed up the Internet. Arash Mafi, associate professor of electrical engineering, and graduate student Salman Karbasi describe what they're doing to get more data down the line.
$10,000 in Student Startup Challenge prize money allowed UWM student and small-business owner Kyle Ilenda to combine his passions for video production and engineering by developing video camera accessories.
Follow UWM sophomore Juan Orjuela on a swampy, nighttime frog-finding expedition as he researches how frog calls and vibrations affect the way the amphibians mate.
Orjuela's work with Gerlinde Hoebel, assistant professor of biological sciences, began with the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) program. WiscAMP helps prepare students for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. Orjuela plans to be a veterinarian one day.
Outdoor video footage credit: Pang Her
Satya Nadella, an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is remembered as an extremely talented graduate student who was one of many students from India attracted to UWM's strong computer science program.