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Trisha Andrew

October 17, 2014

CONTACT: Trisha Andrew, 608-262-1502,

Trisha Andrew, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.

October 17, 2014

Last year when Google paid $3.2 billion for Nest, a startup that makes smart thermostats, the press joked that the internet giant would soon be posting advertisements on people’s home thermostats. But by May, Nest announced that it had used its devices to shave peak-demand energy use by a whopping 55 percent in its first test program. The company offers rewards to homeowners who allow the thermostat – which learns people’s habits over time – to adjust indoor temperatures during the hottest days.

October 13, 2014

CONTACT: George Huber, 608-263-0346,

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.

Engineering Professor James Tinjum Partnering with EPIC on Geothermal Wells

October 01, 2014

The campus of healthcare software giant EPIC Systems, located in Verona, WI, is well known for its fun, architecturally distinct features: its farm-themed buildings, its slide between floors, and its futuristic conference room. The corporate culture at EPIC, which employs more than 8,000 people, is distinct as well. Team meetings often take place in EPIC’s spacious tree house and it’s perfectly acceptable to do work-related reading while sitting on the campus dock with toes soaking in the pond.

September 22, 2014

The number of extremely hot days in eastern and midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Chris Hittinger

September 17, 2014

On September 10th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that Dr. Chris Hittinger, assistant professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), and colleagues have been awarded a five-year $2 million grant to study the genomes, metabolism, and ecology of diverse yeast species.

September 05, 2014

With a newly awarded $3 million Department of Energy research grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Professor of Engineering Physics and Wisconsin Energy Institute Director Michael Corradini will lead a collaborative effort to improve real-time testing and instrumentation for transient nuclear reactor experiments.

August 28, 2014

MADISON, WI – August 28, 2014 – The Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been named a Milestones in Microbiology site by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 12:00 Noon in the Ebling Symposium Center in the UW-Madison Microbial Sciences Building.  The ASM Milestones in Microbiology program recognizes institutions and scientists that have made significant contributions toward advancing the science of microbiology.

August 23, 2014

The following is an editorial from the Boston Globe:

Nuclear test facility at UW-Madison

August 22, 2014

The Department of Energy recently announced a $67 million investment in advanced nuclear technology, including a total of about $4 million in grants for research and infrastructure at UW-Madison.