On Sept. 1, the Center for Genomic Science Innovation(CGSI) opens with the goal of developing innovative technological and computational genomic approaches to address modern problems in medicine, agriculture and basic scientific discovery.

Plant Genetics & Breeding, Education & Outreach

| Sam Million-Weaver

Pyran, a spinoff company based on technology developed in the laboratory of George Huber, the Richard L.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion, Industry, Spinoffs

| Max Witynski

Wisconsin’s dairy industry churns out huge quantities of valuable consumer products like milk, yogurt and cheese, but it also generates large volumes of coproducts that represent an economic liability for dairy companies.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Energy & Society, Sustainable Agriculture

| Hannah Harms

Each year, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) hosts a group of undergraduate students to participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, designed to immerse students in research.

Education & Outreach

| Jill Sakai

Prolific biofuels researcher James Dumesic has been named the winner of the 2019 Eni Energy Transition Award.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts


Media coverage of WEI this month focused on the expansion of solar energy; the feasibility of net-zero carbon and harnessing energy in space; and the importance of saving energy when it comes to your wallet and your health.

Electricity Systems, Solar, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies

| Chris Barncard

Four promising young University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have been named winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.