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UW Grad Student Josh Heiner from Star Valley Earns Quantum Mechanics Fellowship

UW Professors Dr. Jinke Tang, Dr. Yuri Dahnovsky, Dr. Wenyong Wang and Dr. TeYu Chien Discover Way to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

UW Faculty Member Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell and Students Contribute to Paper on Newly Discovered ‘Hot’ Planet

Postal Service’s New Eclipse Stamp to be Launched at UW

One Small Change Makes Solar Cells More Efficient 

A Star May Soon Explode, And We’ll All Get To Watch

Astronomers Predict Explosion that Will Change the Night Sky in 2022

Two stars are about to smash into each other and the explosion will be visible with the naked eye

There will soon be a new bright spot in our night sky

Paired Stars in Cygnus En Route to Merger


Faculty, researchers and students are conducting scientific research in everything from planets and asteroids in the solar system to the formation of the stars and galaxy. 

Astronomer Dr Adam Myers, discussed black holes and quasars.
The 100th Anniversary of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity: Wyoming’s Connection - Glen Rebka
Enzi STEM building a big hit on campus - Laramie Boomerang Article
Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials Are Altered Due to Electric Field, UW Researchers Find
Bow waves betray dozens of runaway stars
Runaway Stars Leave Infrared Waves in Space


Material Surfaces Are Not Just Two-Dimensional
Wyoming Teachers Gain STEM Skills at UW
NASA’s NExSS Coalition to Lead Search for Life on Distant Worlds
UW’s Dale Among Professors Selected to Recruit Physics Teachers

Older News

UW Professor Achieves Breakthrough in Understanding Superconductivity Properties 

UW Article  Phys.Org Article

 UW Receives $1.2 Million NSF Award to Train 70 New Wyoming Certified Math and Science Teachers

Professor Hannah Jang-Condell Co-Writes Paper on Discovery of Possible Planet Formed Around Distant Star 

  University of Wyoming News Article                Laramie Boomerang Article

UW to Host ‘AstroCamp: Journey to the Stars’ June 16-25    

UW Hosts Astronomy Experience for Six Undergraduate Students from Across the Nation

Students Study Stars at UW Science Camp  48 students attended the UW’s ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.  Read more...

Seven UW Research Projects Chosen for First Cycle of Super Computer Use  The National Science Foundation has chosen seven University of Wyoming research projects -- ranging from hydrology of the Colorado River Basin to planet formation from star debris to fluid dynamics of wind turbines -- that will use the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne this fall.  Read more..

Jang-Condell's Research Focuses on Planet Formation in Solar System, Around Stars Hannah Jang-Condell was not one of those kids who gazed at the stars and dreamed of one day becoming an astromer. It was not even until her senior year at Harvard that she took a modern astrophysics course.  Read more...

UW Professor Creates Large Infrared Camera to Study History of the Universe  Michael Pierce plans to study the history of the cosmos -- going back 10 billion years -- with an infrared camera it took him seven years to create.  Read more...

Women in Science Conference at UW Designed to Get Young Women Excited About STEM Careers  About 400 junior high and high school girls from across the state will descend on the University of Wyoming Tuesday, May 8.  Read more...

Soft Ray Looks to Save Lives by Developing Rapid, Low-Cost System for Detection of Bacteria in Blood Platelets   

UW Physics Professor Researches Possibility of Electronic Devices Produced on Smaller Scale  

NASA Grant Supports UW Telescope Upgrade

Promoting Diversity through Undergraduate Research Fellowship

ExxonMobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at UWyo

Lundquist was selected to conduct research aboard NASA's powerful SOFIA

Wenyong Wang receives multi-million dollar grant to study solar energy

UWyo and Wyo Dept of Ed initiate educational program on Wind Energy

Rocket science class launches experiments to space

UW Physics develops glowing tadpoles for detecting pollution

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