Michael Setzer Contributing Editor

Class of 2014


  • Researchers explore how creative collaborations form

    When postdoctoral fellow of machine learning Burr Settles was in graduate school, he was missing his passion; The rigor imposed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison left the once-avid musician swamped with research and classes. To get his musical fix, he and a few friends decided to try and write a song every other day for an entire month. The group chose February, and since then, the endeavor h...

    SciTech | February 18, 2013
  • Science and Technology Campus News in Brief

    Professor receives inaugural AkzoNobel chemistry award

    From cosmetics and adhesives to potential medical devices, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski has made his mark on the field of chemistry and the world.

    SciTech | February 4, 2013
  • Professor Lori Holt receives the Troland Research Award

    A student comes into a laboratory and plays a video game. During the course of the game, the student is presented with unique sounds that she has never heard before. She has to quickly make a decision on where it came from, or she won’t survive in the game for long. While the student already has her own developed sense of language, how does her brain react to and learn these new sounds?

    SciTech | January 28, 2013
  • Researchers create GPNAs to supress tumor growth

    Cancer: A brief mention of the ubiquitous killer conjures up unpleasant images of the painful consequences that sometimes result from a diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, there were over 500,000 estimated deaths from cancer in the U.S. this year.

    SciTech | December 3, 2012
  • SciTech Briefs

    Europe observatory discovers biggest black hole blast

    Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have observed one of the largest black hole explosions ever known. The blasts, known as quasars, are very bright galactic centers powered by supermassive black holes. The newly discovered quasar is at least five times more powerful than the one previously observed to be the largest.

    SciTech | December 3, 2012

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