2023 UW News Stories

UW Students to Develop App for Crowdsourcing Air Quality Data

An interdisciplinary team of University of Wyoming students and researchers has won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a platform for crowdsourcing information about air quality at outdoor recreation sites during wildfires.

UW’s Wallop Civic Engagement Program Expands K-12 English and Social Studies Catalog Content

The University of Wyoming’s Wallop Civic Engagement Program has added new content for Wyoming teachers to its K-12 project catalogs for the coming school year.

Sweetwater County Start-Up Challenge Accepting Applicants

Sweetwater County entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to receive free business education and counseling and to compete for seed funding to start or accelerate their businesses.

UW Research Team Receives $750,000 NASA-EPSCoR Grant to Study Water Stress

The global atmospheric circulation carries moisture from warm, tropical regions and deposits it as precipitation far from its sources. Changes in evaporative fluxes and atmospheric circulation can bring either deluges or drought. The amount of water availability and stress can have profound regional consequences to Wyoming’s outlook for agriculture, tourism and quality of life.

UW Endowed Artists-in-Residence David Dorfman Dance to Perform Sept. 10

The award-winning New York-based David Dorfman Dance (DDD) company will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

UW Enhanced Oil Recovery Insights Talk Sept. 12

Geologist Scott Ellingson and geophysicist John Frederick will present new interpretations of the Alpha Field based on geological mapping and a 3D seismic survey Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Casper and virtually via Webex.

UW Offers Students Discounted Tickets to Natasha Bedingfield Concert

The University of Wyoming’s Buchanan Center Special Events will hold a back-to-school flash sale for UW students to purchase tickets to the Natasha Bedingfield concert Friday, Sept. 1.

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede to Include First UW Wyoming Computing Symposium

Showcasing University of Wyoming computing research and exploring how computing can create economic opportunities for the state will be central to the inaugural Wyoming Computing Symposium from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Wyoming Union.

UWPD Found Property Auction Sept. 6

The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will hold a found property auction Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. in the department’s portion of the new Ivinson Parking Garage, just off 11th Street and Ivinson Avenue.

UW Faculty Members Can Be Added to Experts List

University of Wyoming Institutional Communications is looking to expand its UW faculty experts list.

UW and Australian Company Sign Agreement to Support Energy Technology Development

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) was signed last week for collaborative research efforts in the advancement of energy technology.

UW Announces Labor Day Closures

Most University of Wyoming administrative offices will be closed, and classes will be dismissed Monday, Sept. 4, for Labor Day.

UW Faculty Members Encouraged to Submit Papers for Release in Advance

University of Wyoming faculty members who have upcoming research papers that will be published in the following journals -- Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- are encouraged to let UW Institutional Communications know well in advance.

UW to Offer Free Language and Culture Sessions via Zoom This Fall

Registrations are now being accepted through Saturday, Sept. 9, at noon for the popular World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) offered at the University of Wyoming this fall. A total of 26 nonformal world language and culture sessions are available free via Zoom.

Casper Native and Longtime International Diplomat to Serve as Visiting Professor at UW

A Casper native with a long career in international diplomacy will be the Milward L. Simpson Visiting Professor at the University of Wyoming during 2023-24.

UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Awarded SBA Cybersecurity Grant

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at the University of Wyoming is one of six nationwide recipients of a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program grant. Awardees are all state entities that will assist small businesses in advancing cybersecurity infrastructure and mitigating cyber threats.

UW’s Barrett Honored by National Engineering Council

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has honored Steve Barrett, the University of Wyoming’s vice provost for undergraduate education and a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

UW President’s Welcome Celebration Aug. 31 in Prexy’s Pasture

All members of the University of Wyoming community are invited to the President’s Welcome Celebration Thursday, Aug. 31, starting at 5 p.m. in Prexy’s Pasture.

Second Annual STEM Carnival at UW Sept. 8

Members of the public are invited to participate in a variety of science activities during the University of Wyoming’s second annual STEM Carnival Friday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Steve Scott Selected as UW Staff Employee of the Second Quarter

Steve Scott, an institutional computer reporting analyst in the University of Wyoming’s Office of Institutional Analysis, interprets data about UW and produces reports for UW leaders and others.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss ChatGPT Aug. 31

ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence communication program, will be the subject of a webinar Thursday, Aug. 31.

UW’s SER Releases Landowners’ Resource Guide for Carbon Capture and Storage

The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) has released a new resource guide for Wyoming landowners addressing frequently asked questions regarding carbon capture and storage (CCS).

UW Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Friday

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting via teleconference at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

‘Voyagers’ Musical Highlights UW Planetarium Schedule During September

The University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium will be a little more Broadway than blazar when it hosts a musical called “Voyagers” during September.

UW to Host Horizontal Drilling Pioneer Harold Hamm for Talk Sept. 14

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), in partnership with the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the College of Business, will host a fireside chat and book signing event with Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm Thursday, Sept. 14, beginning at 2:45 p.m. in the Engineering Education and Research Building atrium.

UW Theatre and Dance to Present ‘Balloonacy’ Aug. 26-27

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance will present an end-of-summer physical comedy for audiences of all ages.

UW Delegation Visits Idaho National Laboratory

A cohort of University of Wyoming faculty, staff and students visited Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, last week as part of a collaborative effort to strengthen connections and facilitate research opportunities between the two entities.

Yuja Selected as UW’s New Video Recording and Storage Tool

The University of Wyoming has partnered with Yuja to serve as its video management tool to further integrate faculty, student and staff-generated videos into learning experiences and work projects.

Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations Ends Tuesday

The public comment period on recommendations regarding University of Wyoming student tuition for the 2024-25 academic year ends this week.

UW Recognized Nationally for Student Recruitment Communication

“Very informative, professional, and it is very true to what the campus really is.”

Honorlock Remains UW’s Virtual Proctoring Service

After a review of available virtual proctoring tools, the University of Wyoming will continue to use Honorlock across all course delivery methods when it is necessary.

Friendship Families Program Provides Opportunity to Meet UW International Students

Local families can make new friends from around the world by joining the Friendship Families of Laramie program offered in conjunction with the University of Wyoming’s International Students and Scholars office.

UW ROTC Cadets to Test Football Game Cannon Wednesday

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 23, don’t be surprised to hear some noise coming from War Memorial Stadium.

UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients for 2023-24 Academic Year

University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes for the 2023-24 academic year.

UW’s Statement on Federal Court Ruling

The University of Wyoming has issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. District Court ruling in the matter of Schmidt v. University of Wyoming President et al:

Application Period Open for Seventh Annual Sheridan Start-Up Challenge

Kickoff of the 2022 Sheridan Start-Up Challenge began Aug. 14, with the opening of the application period. This will be the seventh consecutive year for Sheridan’s annual entrepreneur competition. Applicants will once again vie for a portion of the $100,000 seed capital fund that has been set up for the event.

UW’s Wyoming Center on Aging Offers Help for Caregivers

The Wyoming Center on Aging at the University of Wyoming will continue offering free educational opportunities this October for caregivers of persons living with dementia.

UW-Led Research Finds Both Conservatives and Liberals Endorse ‘Values’ and ‘Vices’

Conservativism and liberalism each represent generally desirable “values” and generally undesirable “vices” in the nation’s political landscape, according to newly published research led by a University of Wyoming psychology professor.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss ChatGPT Business Marketing Strategies Aug. 25

Small-business owners will have an opportunity to learn how to increase their marketing efforts through ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence (AI) communications program, Friday, Aug. 25.

three men sitting together on a bench Participation in UW’s Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute Grows

All Lionel Grimes hoped for during the second annual Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute at the University of Wyoming was for the student participants to learn how to get along with one another and to grow in becoming great individuals.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host International Trade Roundtable in Cheyenne Aug. 23

Small-business owners in Wyoming will have an opportunity to learn more about international trade opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 23.

UW to Lead $10M Hydrogen Project With Award From Department of Energy

The Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC) in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) is set to lead a collaborative project integrating a produced water thermal desalinization technology along with autothermal or steam methane reforming (ATR/SMR) for efficient hydrogen production.

UW-Led Economist Group Argues for Scientific Experimentation in Environmental Policymaking

Environmental regulators and other organizations should do more scientific experimentation to inform natural resource policy, according to an international group of economists that includes University of Wyoming researchers.

UW Center of Innovation for Flow Through Porous Media Accepting Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative Proposals

The University of Wyoming’s Center of Innovation for Flow through Porous Media (COIFPM) is accepting proposals for research grants as part of the Wyoming Gas Injection Initiative (WGII).

UW and Wyoming Libraries Offer Blood Pressure Cuffs for Checkout

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring kits are now available for checkout at libraries across the state. The kits are offered through a collaborative pilot project involving the Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program and each library system in all 23 Wyoming counties.

Three Businesses Named Winners at Uinta County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night

Three companies were the big winners in the recent Uinta County Start-Up Challenge Pitch Night.

UW College of Business Professor Awarded Inaugural Cboe Research Grant

Ali Nejadmalayeri, a University of Wyoming finance professor, is a recipient of the Options Institute MSCI Inflation Research Grant. Sponsored by MSCI, the grant is awarded by Cboe Global Markets Inc., a leading derivatives and securities exchange network.

UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Workshop Aug. 22

Small-business owners who are either women or veterans will have an opportunity to learn about specific certifications for their particular businesses.

UW Faculty Phase II Hydrogen Projects in Wyoming Proposals Selected

Three University of Wyoming research proposals recently were selected to receive seed funding through the Hydrogen Energy Research Center’s (H2ERC) Hydrogen Production and Transportation for Wyoming initiative.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet Wednesday via Teleconference

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will hold a regular teleconference meeting Wednesday, Aug. 16.

UW and Wyoming Community Navigator Program to Discuss ChatGPT Basics Aug. 18

The basics of ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence (AI) communication program, will be the subject of a webinar Friday, Aug. 18.

EPA Administrator Regan Visits UW’s SER on Tour of Wyoming

Michael Regan, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), wrapped up a two-day tour of Wyoming -- at the invitation of Gov. Mark Gordon -- with a visit to the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER).

APEX Accelerator Team Featured on UW’s Wyoming SBDC Network Podcast

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network podcast recently featured Wyoming APEX Accelerator staff. The podcast features small-business success stories, educational topics from experts and interviews with staff and leadership. Episodes are typically released twice per month.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Aug. 18

The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for the council’s regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

UW’s De Sousa Oliveira Receives DOE Grant to Study Thermoelectric Performance

Thermoelectrics are a class of materials and devices that convert a temperature difference into electricity and vice versa. In other words, thermoelectrics can generate electricity from a heat source.

UW Professor Named Fellow of Western Agricultural Economics Association

Chris Bastian, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, recently was appointed as a Fellow in the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA).

UW Academic Writing Fellows Program Now Seeking Applicants for 2023-24

Applications for the fourth year of the University of Wyoming Academic Writing Fellows (UWAWF) program are now being accepted.

UW Seeks Public Comment on Tuition Recommendations

The University of Wyoming seeks public comment on recommendations regarding student tuition for the 2024-25 academic year.

UW Professor Stoellinger Named Trustee of National Legal Foundation

In recognition of her expertise in the field and a rich history of engagement, Temple Stoellinger, a University of Wyoming associate professor and a Wyoming Excellence Chair, has been appointed as a trustee-at-large of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (FNREL).

UW Part of Regional Research Support Coalition

The University of Wyoming is part of a coalition of esteemed Northern Plains research institutions that has been awarded a grant of nearly $100,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together research support professionals across the region.

Special Accessibility in Education Issue of UW-Published Journal Now Available

A special issue of an open journal focusing on accessibility in education, published by University of Wyoming Libraries, is now available.

Wyoming Students Participate in UW Summer High School Institute

For 66 rising juniors, it was never too early to be thinking about their futures, especially if it leads to a secondary education at the University of Wyoming.

K-12 Transformation Collaboration Involving UW Moves Forward

Wyoming’s Future of Learning, a collaboration that includes the University of Wyoming’s College of Education, is moving forward in its efforts to instill more student-centered approaches in the state’s K-12 education system.

UW Announces Homecoming Schedule of Events

A full slate of events is planned for the University of Wyoming’s annual Homecoming celebration Monday-Saturday, Sept. 25-30. This year’s theme is “Cheers to 100 Years.”

UW’s IMPACT 307 Start-Up Challenge Underway in Goshen County

The second annual Goshen County Start-Up Challenge is underway to help entrepreneurs advance their business ideas.

UW Extension Offers Weeklong Geodesic Dome School in Laramie

For those interested in learning how to build a geodesic dome greenhouse, University of Wyoming Extension will offer an intensive five-day class in Laramie Sept. 11-15.

Wyoming Business Tips for August

A monthly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

UW’s True Appointed to Serve on Wyoming Lions Club Foundation Board

Dian True was recently appointed to serve on the Wyoming Lions Club Foundation Board.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop on SBIR/STTR Opportunities at USDA

Small-business owners can learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a half-day virtual workshop Wednesday, Aug. 9.

UW Parking Permits Now Available for Commuting Students to Purchase

University of Wyoming parking permits for the 2023-24 academic year are now available for students living off campus to purchase. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

UW’s Wyoming Wool Initiative Seeks Support for Second Annual Lamb-a-Year Program

After a successful first year, Wyoming Wool Initiative seeks donations for its second annual Lamb-a-Year program.

UW’s Sims Receives NSF Grant to Study Construction of Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mid-ocean ridges represent regions of the planet where volcanic activity is generating fresh oceanic crust and submarine mountain chains -- known as axial volcanic ridges -- as two tectonic plates spread apart. Seventy-five percent of Earth’s magmatic activity happens at mid-ocean ridges.

UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Workshop on SBIR/STTR Opportunities at NIH

Small-business owners can learn about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during a half-day virtual workshop Monday, Aug. 7.

Hornady Manufacturing Donates to UW Firearms Research Center

The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed in the University of Wyoming College of Law, has received a $50,000 gift from Hornady Manufacturing.

UW’s Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Explores Impact of Tech Innovation Sept. 11-15

How the world is adapting to technical innovation in the areas of digital assets; artificial intelligence; Web 3.0; esports; cybersecurity; decentralized finance and governance; education; government; and business will be examined during the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Sept. 11-15 at the University of Wyoming.

UW Researchers Seek Storytellers for Study About Snake and Green River Watersheds

Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta county residents involved in agriculture or recreation are asked to share stories about their relationship to water with the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

UW’s McCoy Receives $1M DOE Grant to Study Global Environment

Understanding and predicting the global environment are critical to inform decisions across infrastructure, energy and agriculture. To understand and predict the global environment, global models are needed.

UW’s Laughlin Author of New Book About Plant Strategies

How do plants make a living? Some plants are gamblers, while others are swindlers. Some plants are habitual spenders, while others are strugglers and miserly savers. Plants have evolved a spectacular array of solutions to the existential problems of survival and reproduction in a world where resources are scarce, disturbances can be deadly and competition is cutthroat.

UW’s Koprowski Elected as Explorers Club Fellow

A University of Wyoming faculty member has been elected as a Fellow by The Explorers Club.

people boating on a mountain lake UW Researchers Find Evolutionary Adaptation in Trout of Wind Rivers

The lakes in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains historically didn’t contain fish, but stocking of trout that began in the early 1900s has created an environment in which hundreds of those lakes now have strong fish populations -- some carried on by natural reproduction for decades.

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