IAMUWM: Chelsea Weirich

Hop on a boat with UWM Zilber School of Public Health student Chelsea Weirich. The goal of her research: Keeping drinking water safe.


IAMUWM: Cherise Beardsley

Her job takes her around the world, but UWM School of Education online courses mean Cherise Beardsley never has to miss a "class."


IAMUWM: Jesse Vang

Jesse Vang's passion for health and fitness led him to UWM's kinesiology program. Meet up with Jesse at his summer internship at the Southwest YMCA of Milwaukee.


UWM GoPro: Students vs. obstacle course

UWM New Student Orientation leaders take a break from helping out incoming freshmen to take on an Army ROTC obstacle course.


IAMUWM: Arturo Adán García

Skate around Milwaukee's East Side with Arturo Adán García. The Minnesota native now calls UWM his second home.


UWM Spotlight on Excellence: Class of 2014

They're traveling the world, turning internships into dream jobs, and advancing in their careers. Meet five members of the UWM Class of 2014. We couldn't be more proud of them and the thousands of students who are accepting their diplomas this May. Go Panthers! #uwmgrad


UWM Spotlight on Excellence: Shea's new hand

When nine-year-old Shea Stollenwerk asked for a hand for Christmas, her parents hoped to find someone to make the parts, fully envisioning assembling a mechanical hand for their daughter themselves. The third grader from Mukwonago was born with a partial palm and no fingers on her right hand, but YouTube videos of 3-D printed plastic prostheses made her believe a fully functioning right hand might be in her future. Frankie Flood knew he could help. But the UW-Milwaukee associate professor would do much more than mail the Stollenwerks a box of unassembled pieces. In this video, watch as Flood recruits his Peck School of the Arts colleague Adream Blair, her design class and Shea herself to design and develop a plethora of pink, purple and turquoise hands for a little girl whose Christmas wish has been more than granted.


Welcome to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena!

The UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena is the new name in town. UWM just inked a 10-year deal to rename the former U.S. Cellular Arena. The Panthers aren't strangers to the arena, it's been home court for most Panther Men's Basketball games over the past decade. Go Panthers! You can read more here: http://www5.uwm.edu/news/2014/06/26/arena/#.U62j5hYyC4k


Concrete that's built to last

Engineering postdoctoral researcher Marina Kozhukhova and doctoral student Scott Muzenski demonstrate the abilities of a superhydrophobic, malleable and "smart" concrete composite developed in the lab of UWM associate professor Konstantin Sobolev (in the striped shirt). The high-performance paving material has a service life of 120 years. More info here: http://go.uwm.edu/1lFZXTc


It's Baaaack!

Welcome back, UWM fountain - this loooong winter wasn't the same without ya. PS. This has to be a sure sign that warmer temps are on the way... right??


Coach Rechlicz and the Panthers are #Chillin4Charity!

Milwaukee Women's Basketball Head Coach Kyle Rechlicz has joined in the fun of a national trend called #Chillin'4Charity. Coaches are called out by their peers before passing on the favor and receiving a cold dousing of water. All proceeds from #Chillin'4Charity benefit the Kay Yow Foundation, helping raise awareness for breast cancer and funding for research. Coach Rechlicz was called out recently by a coaching colleague, so she accepted the challenge, took the cold water dousing, and then challenged three more women's basketball coaching friends.


IAMUWM: Camille Ridgeway

Camille Ridgeway traveled a few blocks to UWM and across the world for her education. Her scholarship helped make her dreams come true.


IAMUWM: Samantha Hurkmans

In Nairobi, Kenya, access to books is often a privilege only for the wealthy, but UWM scholarship recipient Samantha Hurkmans bonded with young students over a love of reading.


IAMUWM: Knox Gainer

Not only did UWM's Knox Gainer receive a scholarship from Northwestern Mutual, he also got an internship there to work with stock analysts and traders.


IAMUWM: Isis Lozano

Isis Lozano is a first-generation college student driven by diversity. She accepted a job in the Heart Failure Unit at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center before even graduating from UWM.


IAMUWM: Michael Wilson

From UWM to CHW: Michael Wilson turned an internship into his dream job at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.


Godzilla Today

Jason Jones, assistant professor of Japanese at UW-Milwaukee, discusses the current incarnation of Godzilla and its predecessors.


IAMUWM: Aubree Park

From UWM to HGA: Aubree Park drafted an internship into a permanent position at HGA Architects and Engineers.


UWM Lavender Graduation celebrates 5th anniversary

Thirty members of the Class of 2014 walked (or danced) down the gold carpet at UWM's fifth annual Lavender Graduation. Lav Grad is a celebration of the accomplishments and graduation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) students. A highlight of this year's ceremony was recognition of distinguished guest Joseph R. Pabst, whose donations made the university's first Lavender Graduation possible in May 2010. Congrats, grads! #uwmlavgrad #uwmlgbt #uwmgrad


Panthers take over Miller Park with a special opening

Kicking off a baseball game with the National Anthem is about as American as it gets. While it might be common to stand up, take off your hat and honor our country, what singer Janine Stange is doing goes beyond the norm. She's singing the Star Spangled Banner in all 50 states to mark the 200th anniversary of the song and to honor our nation's heroes. The "National Anthem Girl" picked the Milwaukee Panthers baseball game at Miller Park to check off her 29th state. She's looking to hit all 50 by September and is asking the crowds to sign thank-you cards for members of the military. After the anthem, the Panthers took an early 4-2 lead against Horizon League powerhouse Wright State, but ultimately fell to the Raiders 13-6. Learn more about Stange here: http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org/


IAMUWM: Abdulrahman Alsultan

Through his UWM research on wind turbines as an alternative power source, Abdulrahman Alsultan hopes to make the world cleaner and safer for future generations.


IAMUWM: Lily Chapman

Meet up with Lily Chapman in Mexico where she and a group of UWM student researchers are studying the effects of acid rain on ancient ruins.


IAMUWM: Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee used his experience in the harsh, unforgiving environment of Antarctica as the inspiration for his paintings and UWM Peck School of the Arts Master's thesis.


IAMUWM: Leticia Costa

Leticia Costa traveled to UWM from Brazil to study nursing. Her biggest surprise? The cold!


Kenilworth Open Studios

More than 1,200 people (a new attendance record!) listened to a teapot sing in French, watched a student sleep through blaring alarm clocks, helped paint a mural -- and so much more -- at the Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Open Studios. 250 students and faculty members invited the public to explore 65 studios throughout six floors for three hours of interactive art exhibitions, film screenings, music, theatre and dance performances. See ya in 2015 for the annual FREE event!


Pharrell Williams - Happy (Milwaukee Panthers edition)

No way the Milwaukee Panthers could wait for the NCAA Tournament to dance. After being ranked last in the Horizon League, the Panthers became improbable league champions. The team has silenced the critics, but one huge question remains: Who has the best moves at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)? #mkebb #pantherproud #UWM #HAPPYDAY Thank you to Pharrell Williams for inspiring this video. Watch Pharrell's original video here: http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM Purchase Happy by Pharrell Williams on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/happy-from-despicable-me-2/id823593445?i=823593456


IAMUWM: Karthik Palaniappan

Having grown up around computer engineers in India, Karthik Palaniappan followed his curiosity and excitement about electrical engineering to UWM's PhD program.


UWM Planetarium Director blasts off with NASA

Director of the UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium Jean Creighton suited up with NASA to fly into the stratosphere for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity onboard the largest moving observatory in the world. Creighton was selected to fly, with a handful of other educators including her teammate Nicolet High School science teacher Kathy Gustavson, on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at the end of March. SOFIA is a Boeing 747 retrofitted to carry a 100-inch telescope. She plans to personalize her NASA experience in a special program at the planetarium to promote science literacy. Learn more about the Manfred Olson Planetarium: https://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/ Learn more about SOFIA: http://www.sofia.usra.edu/Sofia/sofia.html


IAMUWM: Yuan "Norah" Gao

Yuan "Norah" Gao came to UWM five years ago to study accounting. She is now completing the master's program while working at Johnson Controls in international tax.


IAMUWM: Dayton Hamann

In addition to playing in a rock group in his hometown, UWM's Dayton Hamann is also a part of the Architecture LLC where he gets the chance to work, live, and support other architecture students in a normally competitive field.