APRIL 30, 2014
Sue Montgomery: From family doctor to environmental health practitioner
In May, Sue Montgomery will graduate with a master’s degree in Water Resources Management (WRM). After a 20-year career practicing family medicine, she has removed her doctor’s coat to instead work to create a healthier environment.
APRIL 28, 2014
Nelson Institute student awarded $25,000 in national agricultural innovation competition
Mighty Mealworm, a team from UW-Madison that includes Nelson Institute graduate student Valerie Stull, was among the six top teams in the national Agricultural Innovation Prize and will receive $25,000.
APRIL 25, 2014
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 'Earth: To Be Determined'
Nearly 800 participants from across the upper Midwest joined in a thought-provoking day of presentations and discussions at the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 22 in Madison, Wis.
APRIL 24, 2014
Nelson Institute students compete for Agricultural Innovation Prize
Nelson Institute graduate students Valerie Stull, Aleia McCord and Sarah Stefanos will be among two of the 30 teams of undergraduate and graduate students that UW-Madison will host from across the country this week for the national Agricultural Innovation Prize.
APRIL 24, 2014
$13,000 awarded for creative student solutions in energy and sustainability
The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted eight teams of students in the 2014 Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge.
APRIL 23, 2014
UW-Madison team to present Styrofoam reuse program in Washington, D.C.
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison students is educating people, promoting prosperity and protecting the planet in its development of recycling and reuse networks for Styrofoam boxes and shipping materials on campus.
APRIL 17, 2014
Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag.
APRIL 15, 2014
Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all
This week, scientists, farmers and sustainable food systems advocates will gather on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to celebrate an unusual group of honored guests: 29 new varieties of broccoli, celery, kale, quinoa and other vegetables and grains that are being publicly released using a novel form of ownership agreement known as the Open Source Seed Pledge.
APRIL 11, 2014
Postcards from Brazil: A study abroad in Rio de Janeiro
Nelson Institute student Paul Davidson is studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the spring 2014 semester at Pontifical Catholic University. He has been documenting his experience on a blog for UW-Madison’s International Academic Programs Office and on the photo-sharing social network Instagram.
APRIL 10, 2014
Lass in class: The home turf of Ireland
When you travel from city to city abroad, it is actually surprisingly easy to forget that you are in a foreign country. The people wear the same clothes and drive the same cars. You become used to the accent and after awhile you begin to anticipate the different direction of traffic, looking towards your right when crossing the road rather than your left. You start to see tourists, instead of being one.