WEI in the news: November media mentions

Media coverage of WEI this month focused on outreach, materials research, and the many uses of microbes.


Science-a-thon connects students with scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison

To celebrate Science-a-thon, the weeklong celebration of science, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists talked with high school girls about getting involved in careers in the sciences.

Crowdfunding science: an adventure into the unknown

After almost two years, Switzerland’s first dedicated science crowdfunding platform has seen nearly 80% of projects meet their targets. But for its organisers and participants, success isn’t just measured in Swiss francs.

Power/performance bits: Oct. 23

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) built a unified solar cell-liquid battery device capable of returning more than 14% of the incoming solar energy as electricity.

More than meets the eye – Carbon efficiency isn’t the whole story for biofuels

A study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center compared two processes for producing biofuels from corn stover: biological conversion to ethanol (BCE) and catalytic conversion to alkenes (CCA) and found that carbon efficiency isn’t the only factor for determining promising strategies for the production of biofuels.

Sheboygan site of rare wild yeast used in new Wisconsin Wild Lager beer

A new beer is being brewed by the Wisconsin Brewing Company, Heineken and UW-Madison that has a recipe with roots in our very own back yard.