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Hayden Wilke

Budding ecologist wants to protect, preserve wildlife

Friday, January 26, 2018

Long labeled the “smart kid,” Hayden Wilke came to UW-Eau Claire planning a future that reflected a stereotypical “smart kid” path. A biology class inspired him to pursue ecology instead of medicine.

Students working on quilt

Bringing math concepts to life through quilting

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Students in Dr. Simei Tong's math class are learning mathematical concepts by designing and creating colorful fabric quilts. The learning strategy helps students see the beauty of math as well as understand its real-world applications.

Mark Vang, an officer with the Eau Claire Police Department

UW-Eau Claire researchers help police department address issues with back pain

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A UW-Eau Claire research team is working to help address a common problem among police officers in Eau Claire and elsewhere — lower-back pain.

Senegal immersion group

Blugolds study the power of music to influence political, social movements

Monday, October 30, 2017

For centuries, artists throughout the world have used their music to entertain but also to make powerful statements about the political and social movements going on around them. While plenty of world-renowned musicians — think U2 or Bob Dylan — are famous for championing their political and social causes, there are countless lesser-known artists also using their music to make their voices heard in countries around the globe. Five UW-Eau Claire student researchers and two faculty members recently spent time with some of those artists in West Africa, interviewing activists who use hip-hop and rap music as a form of non-violent protest in the country of Senegal.

Allie Welter

Brother fuels Blugold's interest in genetics research

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A summer internship at Boston Children’s Hospital gave Allie Welter something even more valuable than new research skills and a chance to add to her already impressive resume. It gave the Blugold an opportunity to intern in a research lab that studies myotubular myopathy, the same rare genetic disease that affects her 16-year-old brother.

Blugolds (from left) Maggie St. Ores, Jenna Washetas, Leah Wagner, Ian Harvatine, Sam Rossmiller, Sebastian Torres (a Memorial High School student), Elizabeth Davis and Dr. Eric Torres spent time in Peru as part of a research project.

Future teachers learn to create global classrooms

Thursday, September 7, 2017

When Sam Rossmiller talks about his future teaching career, he describes classrooms filled with diverse learners who readily share their perspectives, ideas and cultural values. He spent time this summer in Peruvian schools as part of a multiyear international research project that aims to better prepare future teachers to build global learning communities.



March 27

Researchers and Innovators Club. 5-6 p.m. in Alumni Room (Davies 350).

April 4

Faculty Forum: Transition Care Coordination for Youth with Spina Bifida, presented by Amanda Seeley, Nursing. 12:10-12:50 p.m. in OL1142  (CETL).

April 5-7

NCUR at the University of Central Oklahoma.

April 12

Grants Educational Series: Finding Funding for International Projects, presented by Jeremy Miner, Director of Grants and Contracts. 12:10-12:40 p.m. in OL 1142 (CETL).

April 20

UW-System Symposium at UW-Green Bay. Submit abstracts by Feb. 28.

May 14

WiSCUR Course-Embedded Research Workshop. 10 a.m.-12p.m. at UW-River Falls.


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