Office of Research and Sponsored Programs News
Student research spotlight: Madeline Marchiafava at Research in the Rotunda
The recent UW-Eau Claire environmental biology and hydrogeology graduate was invited, along with seven other Blugold students, to present collaborative faculty-student research projects at the UW System's annual Research in the Rotunda earlier this month.
Three UW-Eau Claire faculty members receive excellence awards
Three accomplished UW-Eau Claire faculty members have received recently established $10,000 donor-supported excellence awards, recognizing their outstanding teaching in computer science, physics and mathematics, and their commitment to their students.
Blugold passionate about future career serving and advocating for the aging population
With a passion for helping people, Annabelle Howat knows the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s health care administration program — with its “a head for business and a heart for caring” slogan — is perfect for her.
UW-Eau Claire’s high school outreach program aims to bring more diversity into the geosciences
GeoPaths — a UW-Eau Claire outreach program — is introducing high school students from underrepresented populations to careers in the geosciences, a career path vital to solving a plethora of societal issues, including climate change and water scarcity.
Blugolds tap into the chemistry of brewing
In one of several recent area industry collaborations with UW-Eau Claire chemistry and biochemistry research teams, Altoona's Modicum Brewery is relying on Blugold student research to help solve quality-control issues through the power of chemistry.
Blugold psychology grad says the biggest lesson from UW-Eau Claire was learning self-advocacy
For 2022 psychology graduate Cameron Merline, the Blugold academic experience offered many unique opportunities and important lessons, including the recognition of his own potential and ability.
Nursing grad builds holistic care goals around Honors course experiences
Over the course of a nursing education interrupted by a global pandemic, graduating senior Nicole Wolfe is grateful for the educational opportunities presented to nursing students by COVID-19 and for the unique ways Honors courses enhanced her degree.
UW-Eau Claire geography faculty and alumni team up with regional experts on NSF grant study
Several UW-Eau Claire geography faculty, alumni and eventually current students will study the glacial geologic history of the Lake Superior Basin, work funded by a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Blugold social work major's research helping change lives
Julieta Murillo knew that her future career would involve helping youth and their families, but the Blugold didn’t expect to make an impact on people’s lives before she even graduated from college. However, that's what she's doing through her research.
Building her career plans around empathy and cultural awareness: Samantha Ruppert ’22
Fall Creek native and December graduate Samantha Ruppert hopes to build a practice in speech pathology rooted in cultural competency and basic empathy, tools she developed as a highly engaged Blugold.
Ecology and environmental biology grad eager to help protect the natural world
When Leandra O’Connell came to UW-Eau Claire, she brought with her a passion for and curiosity about the world around her. As she graduates with a degree in ecology and environmental biology, she’s even more determined to protect the natural world.
Alumni faculty research mentors at UW-Eau Claire set a high bar in chemistry research
The chemistry and biochemistry department at UW-Eau Claire boasts many achievements and breakthroughs in collaborative student-faculty research. Now it also boasts a four-generation tradition of excellence.
UW-Eau Claire alum returns to campus to work alongside former faculty mentors
Dr. Zach Hilgendorf, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2015, is a visiting assistant professor of geography at his alma mater, teaching his former mentor’s courses while he is on a sabbatical.
UW-Eau Claire research team works with Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market to address food insecurity
A UW-Eau Claire faculty-student research team is collecting and analyzing data relating to a community initiative that helps people who are food insecure to purchase more fresh, local and healthy foods at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market.
Geography professor wins national award for mentoring research students
Dr. Douglas Faulkner, professor of geography, is being honored nationally for his excellence in mentoring student researchers. He is the recipient of the 2022 Faculty Mentor Award by the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Powerful supercomputing capabilities reshape undergrad research and teaching at UW-Eau Claire
The Blugold Center for High Performance Computing has grown not only in terms of hardware and technology capabilities, but also with a new full-time administrator, training workshops and daily coursework.