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May 24, 2016

With the aim of helping make electricity more available in rural parts of India, a team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has designed a wind turbine that could provide power to cellular phone towers.

Becca Fahney

May 20, 2016

Rebecca (Becca) Fahney graduated from UW–Madison in the Fall of 2015. For the past two and a half years, Becca has performed education and outreach on behalf of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), first as a student, then as a temporary staff member.

May 17, 2016

MADISON, Wis. - Looking around Mike Lobenstein's home on the days he babysits requires a quick eye to keep up with the blur that is his 3-year-old grandson, Griffin.They'd just gotten back from a walk, Lobenstein said. Griffin was at the kitchen table waiting for juice, and a camera battery that they had used was plugged in less than 2 feet from the 3-year-old's legs.

May 16, 2016

SOLDIER’S GROVE, Wis. — Students in Lisa Andresen’s science class are taking a hands-on approach to learning about renewable energy.

May 16, 2016

As wind energy and other renewable power sources expand their reach in the United States and beyond, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students is joining forces to make an impact of their own on the rapidly-growing industry.

May 16, 2016

Last week’s commencement ceremony at Camp Randall was not the first time this spring that University of Wisconsin–Madison senior Drew Dillmann had reason to celebrate.

May 06, 2016

NovoMoto, an award-winning startup, has plans to provide remote-controlled energy kiosks and microgrids in the Congo of Africa, supplying electricity that’s 40 to 60 percent lower than the cost of kerosene.

The student-led startup from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently won three awards and $90,000 during the Clean Energy Trust Challenge.

May 06, 2016

Twelve promising young members of the UW–Madison faculty, have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

May 04, 2016

Aaron Olson left the Democratic Republic of the Congo when he was just two years old.

Upon returning to visit his family for the first time last January, Olson noticed a permeating lack of reliable access to electricity in his community.

May 03, 2016

Using a chemical crowbar – actually, a solvent – made from the very organic matter it deconstructs, a University of Wisconsin—Madison spinoff business is advancing an audacious effort to convert biomass into three profitable streams of industrial chemicals.

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