PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — From varying levels of Mandarin language instruction, to presentations about Chinese etiquette and culture, to celebrations of important Chinese festivals and traditions, the Confucius Institute has worked with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2008 as a part of an international network of over 700 Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms dedicated to enhancing the understanding of Chinese language and culture around the world.
On Friday, Nov. 22, the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute together with...
Three Warhawk alumni have combined their communication, marketing and business educations to create Midwest Mattress Recovery in Watertown – Wisconsin’s first mattress recycling business.
They’re proud of creating jobs while building a business that helps the environment by diverting bulky mattresses from state landfills. They disassemble mattresses and box springs and salvage the wood, metal, foam and cotton components that can be sold and recycled.
Owner Bob Mudler, a 1997 graduate of UW-Whitewater, caught the entrepreneurial spirit...
Advanced Chemical Systems Inc. (ACS), a Milwaukee-based company, is innovating water pollutant detection with cutting-edge optical sensory technology. The patented technology, developed by Dr. Peter Geissinger at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, uses propagating light emissions as a means to detect trace metals. Rather than sending off water samples to a lab, which can take days with contaminants still present, the sensory technology takes only minutes.
According to Tom Dougherty, president and owner of ACS, the technology has allowed...
Consequences for drunk driving, social media law making and the impact of frac sand mining are issues for civic leaders in southwestern Wisconsin. Through a new UW-La Crosse research initiative, they’ll soon be on the minds of UW-L student researchers.
A group of six faculty members formed the UW-L Policy Research Network this fall to help UW-L students and faculty find, research and prepare unbiased reports for regional civic leaders to aid them in making the best policy decisions for their constituents.
“It boils down to living the...
Just last May, Chris Fox walked across the stage at Johnson Fieldhouse to receive his diploma during University of Wisconsin-Stout’s commencement ceremonies.
In October, Fox was back on campus in the same building for the university’s 35th annual Career Conference. He was recruiting students for Cooperative Education positions as well as full-time jobs for his employer, Greenheck Fan Corp. of Schofield.
Here is a question-and-answer interview with Fox, a native of Wausau:
What did you major in at UW-Stout? Applied social science, with...
The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) recently wrapped up its second consecutive year of mentoring a team from UW-Madison through the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (iCorps) program, an intensive seven-week program created in 2012 to improve the commercial successes of NSF-funded technology and to expedite the start-up process.
iCorps provides each competitively assembled team with a $50,000 grant and the opportunity to determine whether a technology is commercially viable. Each team is comprised of a post doctorate...
After fleeing her native country of Vietnam, Nicki Vo found a home in Whitewater and university mentors who challenged her to achieve her dreams.
She’s now an talented chemist, supplying products for industries across Wisconsin and beyond.
Dr. Matt Jewell, an assistant professor in the Materials Science Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has been awarded a five-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fund a faculty-student research project that seeks to improve superconductor technology in the medical and science fields. The grant will also provide funding for collaborative work with national laboratories and a research and development technology firm in River Falls, establishing new relationships between the university and the materials...
Two UW-River Falls faculty members, Justin Luther, associate professor of animal and food science, and Amy Radunz, assistant professor of animal and food science, have a received a $733,672 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grant will fund a project entitled “Strategies to Improve Reproductive Performance in the U.S. Beef Cattle Industry.” The grant is a collaborative effort between UW-River Falls, UW-Madison, and Biozyme, Inc., with the project directed by UW-River Falls.
Reproductive performance of the...
All that sweet corn ripening in fields across Wisconsin produces an annual state economic impact of nearly $130 million when it’s processed, according to a new report from UW-Whitewater.
“Value-added vegetables have an enormous economic impact in this state,’’ said Russ Kashian, a professor of economics and director of the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at UW-Whitewater, which produced the report.
As this year’s crop grows across 73,000 acres of Wisconsin farmland, fans of hot, buttered corn on the cob are ready to enjoy the...